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BeachTech writes 30 years of success story this year!


50 years commitment by PistenBully - and the end of history is far from over! We look forward to many innovations, celebrations, encounters - in the anniversary year and long beyond.
Is it possible that slopes will soon be groomed 100% emission-free? At INTERALPIN 2019 in Innsbruck, the international leading trade fair for Alpine technologies, PistenBully is celebrating its 50th birthday – and in doing so, gives the industry an answer. With the study of the first electrically driven snow groomer, the PistenBully 100 E, this answer is a clear "Yes!".


Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG is entering an important cooperation with leading companies in their business segments with a focus on the future. The objective of the co-operation partners Geocloud AG / Schlieren, Weisse Arena Bergbahnen AG / Laax, Grünenfelder and Partner AG / Domat/Ems is to develop a product, SNOWsat Analytics, that, in simple terms, manages the information and data flow at the ski resorts and thereby delivers a true competitive advantage.
The new PistenBully 600 is already writing technology history. The world's first snow groomer with EU Stage 5 engine - it doesn't get cleaner and quieter than this! The latest generation of snow groomers is packed with all the experience and enthusiasm of PistenBully's engineers. The large number of patents is impressive proof of this.
Effective April 01, 2018 Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG assumes control of the activities of KK Composites GmbH, headquartered in Micheldorf, Austria. The company has specialized in fiber composites since 1982. With this acquisition of a supplier which effects parts insourcing in a classic reverse integration Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG is pursuing its strategy of reducing its dependence on external suppliers. Production depth is currently running at about 10 % and the aim is to improve this figure.


Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG is expanding the BeachTech division as they officially announce the acquisition of United States based Cherrington Beach Cleaners.


With the PRO ACADEMY Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG has developed a manufacturer-independent training concept: 5 different modules for economical and eco-friendly snow management.
New generation: Quality and reliability remain while the vehicle concept of the PistenBully 100 has been overhauled in close collaboration with international customers.


Kässbohrer All Terrain Vehicles, Inc. (KATV) purchases Soft Track Supply, Inc. - a well-known manufacturer of customized all terrain, low ground pressure carriers.
20.000 PistenBully - Good grounds for celebration!


PistenBully remain impressive today thanks to their innovation and standard-setting. A success story, the youngest child of which is the PistenBully 600 E+ with diesel-electric drive.


SNOWsat is a professional slope and fleet management system with snow depth measurement. High saving plus many additional benefits, make SNOWsat a worthwhile investment in the future for any ski resort.


We have a new edition to our PistenBully family!

Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG took over cross-country ski-trail specialists Keiteleen Latukone Oy. Having established themselves on the market over 25 years ago, Paana machines are the outright leaders in the Scandinavian cross-country ski-trail segment. Robust technology, reliability, an excellent price-performance ratio and low running and maintenance costs all argue in favour of the PistenBully Paana. With its two-stage tilling system, it prepares ski trails to meet FIS requirements in a single work cycle. At just 2.2-metres wide, the PistenBully Paana really comes into its own on narrow forest tracks or when preparing winter hiking trails.


More than 15,000 PistenBully machines have been built. The PistenBully 600 combines State-of-the-art technology with an extremely high level of operating and driving comfort.


Endurance test: the PistenBully also masters the most extreme conditions. No nation now conducts research in the Antarctic without PistenBully.


Separation and a fresh start: the all-terrain vehicles division splits from the Group. Public flotation follows four successful years later.


Kässbohrer once again demonstrates its innovative strength with introduction of the BeachTech. The patented screening, raking and combined cleaning technique sets new standards.


With the PistenBully 200 DW the first snow cat for scarps comes into being. A winch supports and secures the vehicle on its extreme up and downhill rides.


For on and off-road: the Flexmobil is developed as a fast working and transport vehicle for summer use.


The PistenBully head off to the 11th Winter Olympics in Sapporo, garnering praise and recognition. A short time later, PistenBully begins to attract attention in the USA too.


Key figures: alongside designer Walter Haug, it is Erwin Wieland who is a major influence on PistenBully. The important factors in the Sales are personal friendships, quality and service.


The first PistenBully: the first prototype begins its test drive on the tank training ground – with hydrostatic drive and steering wheel control. A short time later it goes into full production with a diesel engine.


With the increasing popularity of skiing, so too grow the demands for quality slopes. The simple rollers are soon replaced by motorised devices.


Taking to the slopes: skiing comes into fashion thanks to the first Winter Olympics in Chamonix. It is to develop into a mass sport within a short time.


After the death of their father, Karl and his brother Otto take over the company. With a great deal of audacity and success: Trailer construction and numerous inventions are put in motion.


An engineer of passion: Karl Heinrich Kässbohrer fulfils the wish of his son Karl to study mechanical engineering at the TH Stuttgart, rather than a banking course.


Karl Heinrich Kässbohrer opens the omnibus line between Ulm and Wiblingen.


With the founding of his car factory in 1893, Karl Heinrich Kässbohrer lays the foundation stone for an impressive success story.

Everything begins with Georg Kässbohrer. He comes from a ship building family and builds the "Ulmer Schachtel", as its deriders like to call it: a type of single-use boat for goods, passenger and troop transport on the Danube downstream to Vienna. After the trip the boats are dismantled and recycled - a return trip would be too expensive.
Georg sees no future in traditional ship building, however, and sends four of his six sons into other professions. One of these is Karl Heinrich, a master wainwright, who is interested in and enthusiastic about new modes of transport. He founds the family company in Ulm with the "Wagenfabrik Kässbohrer". The story begins.