Successful for more than 30 years

The development of KTP

Founded in 1988 as a family business by Horst Wintrich, the “recycling factor” formed the foundation for today’s success of KTP. It all started as a disposal company or recycler for the automobile manufacturer Ford in Saarlouis. Numerous wooden pallets, huge amounts of plastic film and plastic waste provided the impetus – the transformation from one-way packaging to a clever reusable packaging solution.

Today, our KTP storage and transport containers consist of more than 80% of recycled plastics. For us, the “green idea” is at the center of our work. Already in the second generation, we are not only expanding our company but also our success – and with continuously increasing sustainability.

Big things always start small

Milestones in the KTP history

  • Founded by Horst Wintrich
    Kunststoff Technik & Produktion GmbH & Co. KG

  • Development of nestable pallets



  • Sale of the first complete KTP plastic container.
  • Andreas Wintrich takes over the management in the 2nd generation.



  • First major project with VW – joint development of the System 2000.
  • KTP starts processing its own PE agglomerate at the Bous site.



  • Groundbreaking product development – after the System 2000 development, the System Quad is introduced.
  • Further development of the System Quad – the SuperQuad becomes the wire mesh box replacement.



  • A milestone in KTP container development – patent for the container version SmartFix®. Real “single-piece units” are possible now.
  • VW and KTP celebrate 1 million 114888.
    This system 2000 container is therefore the number one best-selling container in Europe.



  • KTP opens a new location in Asia – Taicang, China
  • New closure system optimises handling and durability – SnapLock.



  • Production and assembly are further expanded. – New KTP location in Lisdorf, Germany.
  • Award-winning new development –
    EuroStack 128 SmartFix® receives national and international awards.


  • The KTP Lisdorf site becomes self-sufficient. 3800 m2 of photovoltaics on the roof of the hall– 100% coverage of the energy requirement.



  • K2PAK becomes part of the KTP group – as a manufacturer of high-quality inside packaging, K2PAK perfectly complements the product and service portfolio of KTP.

From practice, for practice

Plastic recycling as a basis for success

Our family business is one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality plastic storage and transport containers in Europe. Proximity to the customer, innovative ideas and the highest quality and safety standards set us apart. Sustainability and environmental awareness are always firmly anchored in our company philosophy.

„”Driven by our vision of efficient and sustainable logistics, we develop our products – from practice for practice.”

KTP management: Martin Hentschel, Christel and Andreas Wintrich

How to find us

KTP in Bous and Lisdorf

As part of the Saarland industry, we are particularly proud to be a steadily growing family business. For us, family means to achieve our goals TOGETHER .

Location Bous

Saarstrasse 1, 66359 Bous

Location Saarlouis

Zum Geisberg 6, 66740 Saarlouis