KTI-Plersch Kaltetechnik GmbH

KTI-Plersch Kaltetechnik GmbH

KTI-Plersch Kältetechnik GmbH is a dynamic and innovative German Refrigeration Contractor specialized in Concrete Cooling and the special equipment. We have set the standards in the market for Block Ice Plants and Flake Ice Plants as well as for fully automatic ice storage and delivery systems for almost a quarter of a century. At the companies headquarter in Balzheim, Ice Plants and Cooling Systems are developed and manufactured to meet the most diverse needs of KTI customers around the world.

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Carl-Otto-Weg 14/2 , Balzheim , D-88481 Germany
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Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
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Besides the production of turnkey solutions for special industrial refrigeration plants, the sale of components and spare parts as well as service and consultation are major field of KTI's business.

Our products are used in a wide range of industries, such as:

  • Concrete production
  • Fisheries and fish processing
  • Food and meat processing
  • Produce industry
  • Chemical industry
  • Snow-making

The company is operating at an international level with regional emphasis in the Middle and Far East as well as the Mediterranean region.

In 1923 Richard Plersch sen. began with the design and manufacturing of components and plants for the refrigeration industry. He set the standards for future generations by focusing on innovative products and highest quality standards. His son Richard Plersch II continued that tradition and established the global reputation of PLERSCH products.

Today, the company is run by Rupert Plersch in the third generation. As managing director he keeps the family tradition and philosophy alive. In a well-founded entrepreneurial spirit he has established KTI-Plersch Kältetechnik GmbH and in the last 25 years the company has become a leading refrigeration contractor worldwide. PLERSCH products stand for first-class, cutting edge refrigeration plants of top quality. Since 1986 more than 2,800 cooling plants have been sold and installed worldwide. They testify to the innovative PLERSCH spirit and workmanship.

In addition to the production of turnkey solutions for the Concrete Cooling Industry, the sale of components and spare parts as well as service and consultation are KTI core business areas.

and where we are today

KTI-Plersch Kältetechnik GmbH is a dynamic and innovative German refrigeration contractor specializing in Concrete Cooling and special equipment.

In the past 25 years KTI-Plersch Kältetechnik GmbH has set new standards for block ice plants and flake ice plants as well as for fully automatic ice storage and delivery systems.

At company headquarters in Balzheim, ice plants and cooling systems are developed, designed and manufactured to meet the most diverse needs of KTI customers worldwide.

KTI is a solution finder: the main goal is to provide the very best solutions to the concrete cooling industry.

KTI is the customer-centered solution finder: KTI cooling solutions always consider customer needs and requirements.

KTI means responsibility, know-how, expertise, three generations of experience, innovation, team spirit, and deep personal commitment by the Plersch family and the employees. We work hand in hand. This approach has made us what we are today:

  • A successful international company
  • An innovative company with a solution oriented service mentality
  • A customer-centered provider
  • A reliable partner for customers, employees, suppliers and business partners

Excellent engineering and years of experience
Before the equipment is purchased we develop the right concept with each customer. With our specially designed software we work out the best system for each mixing design and temperature. With more than 2800 installations of concrete cooling plants worldwide, each customer can be sure that the theoretical calculations are well-founded by our field experience. Moreover all this consultancy is free of charge.

Lowest possible installation costs
Not only the pure material costs of the refrigeration equipment is essential. More important is to avoid hidden costs during the initial installation and later during the dismantling. Our modular systems for cold water and ice production as well as the ice storages guarantees the shortest possible installation and commissioning times. These allow us to give turnkey prices even for material, installation and commissioning.

Re-usability through modular systems
In addition to that, these modular systems have the highest possible value for re-use either by the same contractor or by another contractor who buys our long-lasting and reliable equipment for a reasonable price.

Most of the concrete cooling systems KTI has supplied for the construction of large dams are already in operation on a different site for the second time:

  • from the Xiaolangdi Dam project in China to the Toshka water reservoir in Egypt
  • from the Birezik Dam to the Cine Dam project, both in Turkey
  • from the Platanovryssi Dam in Greece to the Mujib Dam in Jordan

Reliability through quality
KTI products comply with the highest international standards and are designed for the heaviest climatic conditions. All of our refrigeration plants are installed inside of new 20- or 40-ft. containers. They are equipped with all necessary lighting and, what is most important, with an air-conditioning unit to avoid internal overheating. During operation all doors can be closed which protects the inside equipment from moisture, dust and excess heat. All components are carefully selected. It is the philosophy of KTI to use only the best equipment which is available on the international market.

Spare parts management
KTI provides top-quality customized solutions worldwide. Our spare parts management services ensure maximum availability, reliable performance as well as precise and continuous operation of KTI products. To safeguard the optimum performance of its products, KTI maintains spare parts centers at regular service points in Dubai, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Germany and Brazil. Situated in the UAE (Dubai International City) KTI owns a spare parts storage warehouse with more than 500m2 at a geographically ideal location.

Customers worldwide can rely on a very short response time to emergencies with a guaranteed availability of spare parts within 24 hours. 24/7 technical support ensures the smooth and reliable operation of KTI products.

KTI service – dedicated to customer care
We care about our customers. Therefore KTI offers only top-quality services. KTI service teams are well-trained and highly qualified. They consist of very experienced service technicians and engineers. At KTI service points and training centers, an efficient fleet of fully equipped service cars is at their disposal 24/7.

At KTI training facilities in Dubai, we offer training programs for customer service staff and personnel according to German regulations. In case of larger construction sites, onsite training of staff is provided.

KTI is customer-service centered. 
KTI after-sales customer service and support teams bring peace of mind to our customer because their competence is the key to fast solution management and the smooth operation of KTI products.