Established in 1895 as Kahlenberg Brothers Company, Kahlenberg Industries Inc. has been family owned and managed since its inception over 114 years ago. Currently directed by the great-grandsons of founder William R. Kahlenberg, the company is continuing a proud family tradition of quality craftsmanship and service to marine and industrial customers.
In 1930, in an effort to expand the product line during the Great Depression, William Kahlenberg’s son Roger developed the first Kahlenberg air horn. Kahlenberg now manufactures a complete line of horns and sound signaling equipment that covers nearly any Marine, Industrial, Mass Notification or Wide Area Warning application. The U.S. Navy uses Kahlenberg Triton Piston Horns on aircraft carriers. The company has built musical air horns for mega yachts that play the owner’s favorite songs at 140 decibels, at the touch of a button. Oil refineries in the Middle East use Kahlenberg horns for evacuation alarms.
In 2007, Kahlenberg purchased the marine and industrial divisions of Airchime Ltd., formerly of Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Products previously manufactured by Airchime in Canada are now produced in Kahlenberg’s facility in the United States.
In terms of production, most of the company’s knowledge and capability is in the areas of machining, assembly, and metal fabrication. For this reason specific capacity and machines are dedicated to the manufacturing of machined components for original equipment manufacturers located mostly in the Midwest, managed as a separate division.
Kahlenberg Industries, Inc. is ISO 9001-2008 certified for the design and manufacture of sound signaling equipment, propellers, marine equipment, and manufacture of other custom metal products. Marine sound signaling equipment is certified by ABS, British MCA, Canadian DOT, and numerous other national authorities and classification societies.
Most importantly, Kahlenberg Industries employs a skilled, dedicated workforce, with the average employee being with the company for over 11 years. The production facility currently occupies over 45,000 square feet of production space.
Distributed worldwide, all Kahlenberg products are proudly manufactured in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, U.S.A.