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Opening of an electrical installation shop in Herbern by master electrician Josef Krampe


First registration for the sale and repair of television sets in the district of Luedinghausen


Registration of a patent for an automatic cable rewinder for dry shaver

ca. 1962

Ribbon cable pliers with stripper by JOKARI from the early 1960's years


Change of the Wiring Regulations: Lead and tin coats were no longer used in the cable production, as this was a huge burden for the workers when they installed the cable in the electrical trade. Furthermore, the risk that the inner conductors were damaged during exposure, was very high. In practice, every second or third stripping was faulty and had to be carried out again. This had an enormous material consumption.

Instead cables were introduced with a plastic sheath now. This innovative way of achieving wire, with the result that new editing tools were needed. And Josef Krampe had an idea how he could strip this plastic-sheathed cables quickly and safely. The birth of JOKARI cable knife had come.


Development model of the first Jokari wire stripper No.8


The master electrician presented his invention, the kable knife, to countless reputable companies. But Josef Krampe found no buyers, who wanted to record the tool in their range.


Josef Krampe receives the patent for the first cable knife - today the original Jokari knife is frequently copied


first design version of the wire stripper No.8


The tool was presented at the Hanover Fair and a success. Suddenly interested parties were present, who recognized the importance of the new JOKARI cable knife, it instantly integrated into the tool program and the forced sale. Josef Krampe now found an opening in the wire-processing and invented even more stripping tool, for example, cable strippers and wire strippers.


"Foundation of the company JOKARI. The name "JOKARI" consists of the following components:"


From the garage manufacture and electro installation shop an industrial plant now emerged. Due to the sales success a new production hall with office building had to be built.


Engineering model of an automatic wire stripper emerged at the end of the 1970s.


First JOKARI wire stripper with plastic body, but this version was never sold.


Prototype Model Super No.4 beginning of the 1980s


Prototype of the Jokari cable sheath splitter - finished model early 1980s, never occurred to Sales


The electric installation and television shop was abandoned and from then Jokari fully concentrated on the development of stripping tools. Maria and Heiner Grosserichte now form the second generation in management.


Expansion of production both by attaching additional parts of production hall and through the establishment of a own injection molding production.


One central distributor did operate the marketing of JOKARI Stripping tools for 20 years, 1988 JOKARI bears the challenge and starts its own global distribution of the products.


JOKARI's own first-time presence at an international event: the International Hardware Fair in Cologne.


Expansion of the distribution network by attracting national and international customers. Driven by the success and the extended market knowledge, more tools have been developed and brought to market with success. Especially the cable-strippers play an important role in the installation technique of electrics. In addition to the cable diameter, these tools are now a important part of the fast and secure wire processing in industry and crafts.


Josef Krampe with the patent pending automatic bicycle saddle


New manufacturing techniques such as the two-component handles are inserted in JOKARI. Expansion of the machinery.


Josef Krampe with the patented gutters ornament


Visit of Angela Merkel at JOKARI. On a tour through the Munsterland she stoped at JOKARI, to see the production. Background is the social responsibility that contributes JOKARI. Several precursors of the production are made in charitable institutions


Expansion of production through purchase of additional land and expand of the storage capacity.


With Carsten Bünnigmann as general manager of JOKARI, the entrepeneurial family's third generation is introduced. JOKARI is valued as a reliable partner and receives requests from around the world to develop stripping solutions.


Expansion of production and office space with transition to alternative energy sources such as heat pumps and photovoltaic system.


New brand identity of the company. Solutions for industrial wiring are pursued and several innovations are added to the entire range annually.


JOKARI implements a cable database for tool recommendation: a whole new definition of knowledge transfer.


Josef Krampe dies at the age of 97 years. His granddaughter Andrea Bünnigmann becomes general managing partner and officially completes the management.


Social media is used actively by JOKARI: Facebook and Twitter are becoming popular communication channels in the overall strategy of the company.


Revision of Coaxial cable stripper and introduction of Secura Coaxi No.1


The international orientation of JOKARI is actively enhanced by participation in trade fairs in Beijing and Tokyo.


The most distant exhibition of our company’s history: JOKARI exhibits in Auckland, New Zealand.


A new generation of the cable knife. The System 4-70 offers more flexibility and comfort and fulfills the increasing demands on work protection.


Social media is playing a more and more important role in our corporate communication. JOKARI intensifies its own news channel about electrical engineering.


Every day many people visit the JOKARI homepage. The purchase inquiries are forwarded quickly and directly with the RetailConnect Program to the online shops of our sales partners.


20,000 followers on Facebook. JOKARI reports in three languages via social media on many channels.










From electric shop to specialist for cable & wire stripping tools - For more than 50 years the name Jokari has been standing globally for high-quality wire strippers made in Germany. Already led by the third generation of the family of the founder we assert oneself as an international acting company. But of course we started as a small company when the Krampe couple founded an electric and hifi shop in 1949. Almost every day they got insights into their costumers´ wishes, and by the time master electrician Josef Krampe saw where technics were in need of improvement. On this grounds he invented a couple of years later the revolutionary and patented Jokari-knife that made the painstaking wire stripping a lot easier. The grat success encouraged Josef Krampe to build up a manufacturing firm for wire strippers. By doing so the former craft business became a nationally and internationally successful industrial company. We act globally and have a worldwide sales network for our tools. We continually broaden our product range, realize innovative ideas and stabilize our leading position as a renowned producer for precision tools in stripping and dismantling technology.

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