• Karasto - Geka PLUS

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  • "GEKA Plus" is the brand name of a patent program of quick-disconnect couplings designed by company KARASTO Armaturenfabrik Oehler GmbH from Germany.
  • KARASTO has registered the term. "GEKA Plus™" is used as the official trademark of KARASTO, which is the ONLY logitimate entity who can use it.
  • KARASTO was established by Julius Oehler on 28 January 1928 in the Gablenberg district of Stuttgart, Germany under the name of KARASTO Maschinen- und Apparatebau (KARASTO machine and equipment manufacturers). When first established, the company manufactured hosepipe fittings, industrial fittings, nozzles and plant watering equipment. These products - albeit with more advanced designs - still form the basis of KARASTO's range of fittings today. KARASTO's connectors for electric cables were also part of their manufacturing range.
  • One of the company's most successful innovations has to be the GEKA-quick-release coupling which was patented in 1932.
  • 1952 saw the company move to new production facilities in Fellbach near Stuttgart. By then the company name had been changed to KARASTO Armaturenfabrik Oehler KG. In 1983 the company was divided into separate businesses and KARASTO Armaturenfabrik Oehler GmbH was formed.
  • Due to the company's constant growth the business premises in Fellbach became too small. In August 2007 work began accordingly on new buildings in 71522 Backnang and the company moved into the new premises on 30 June 2008. Apartments were built on the previous site.
  • Since the company was founded, KARASTO has continously developed its range of fittings and introduced new products. The name of KARASTO and the registered trademark of GEKA stand for quality, reliable delivery and loyalty to specialist dealers. The list below provides a brief overview of the current range of products —
  • • Hosepipe fittings
  • • Industrial fittings
  • • Sanitary and heating fittings
  • • Hosepipe equipment for watering and irrigation
  • • Air Humidifiers
  • • Accessories