We sadly bid farewell to our father and company founder Karl Kruse, who died on 4 June 2019 at the age of 93 years.
When Karl founded Karl Kruse GmbH & Co KG in 1951, Karl Kruse was one of the pioneers of distribution. He started buying up overstocks of the radio and television industry. At the same time, he imported goods from the Far East and the USA and informed his customers about current products with his “yellow lists”.
Through entrepreneurial courage and tireless commitment, he built up the company and successfully managed the business for many years until the handover to us. In spite of constantly changing market conditions, he recognized opportunities early on and helped his customers develop them profitably. Together with his employees and customers, he developed the right strategy, always keeping an eye on the risks. Mutual trust formed the basis for mutual success.
The elemental building blocks of Karl Kruse’s success are the consistency, trust, quality, motivation and commitment of his employees for each individual project.
For us his death is a great personal loss and we will miss his joie de vivre and warmheartedness very much. The many eventful and shared years under his management and the years thereafter as a caring partner will always remain in honorable memory. We will continue to live the corporate culture he has shaped and are very grateful to him.
We miss you, think of the beautiful memories with you and wish you a good journey wherever you go.
Klaus and Alexander Kruse