The beginning in 1910
In the 1890s Klaas Reinders Sr. coming from a blacksmith family with 11 employees at the time wrote down his ideas for producing heaters and stoves which he started selling in 1910 in Almelo the Netherlands. At the end of the 19th century textile emerged as a major industry in the east of the country, drawing hundred of thousands of inhabitants to the region. With all these new workers coming in, the demand for heaters increased and so the expansion of the Reinders Corporation started. Soon after, the KARA (Klaas Reinders Almelo)-heaters were produced and delivered all over the Netherlands, industry grew and so did the demand for industrial heating.
Innovation was a major driver for the family business and the heaters started getting bigger and stronger. A quality line of products was born.