The History of Klem

Over 40 years ago the universal panel connector Klem® was invented as part of a student thesis at the Technical University in Vienna.

Flag of Austria

1969

Founding of the sole proprietorship Theodor Puschkarski in Vienna, Austria.

Museum of Modern Art

1970

Acceptance of the Klem connector as part of the Permanent Collection of Industrial Design at the Museum of Modern Art.

Vienna Prater

1974

Incorporation as Puschkarski Werbebau GmbH, Vienna.

Austrian State Price for design

1980

Austrian State Prize for Design awarded for the Klem® connector.

Austrian State Price for design

1987

Austrian State Prize for Design awarded for the KlemLite® halogen lamp.

Frauenkirche Munich

1990

Licensing of KlemProducts GmbH, Krailling near Munich, Germany, for production and distribution.

Klem halogen lights

1995

Expansion of the product range with KlemLite CE, CIELO XL, IMAGO and PANEO.

Busse Design Award

2005

The Busse Longlife Design Award is awarded for the Klem connector.

Worldwide distributors and representatives for Klem

2006

Appointment of the 35th national distributor in the global distribution network

40 years of Klem connector - the original

2009

40-year anniversary of the Klem connector. 2.44 million units sold.

Vienna Prater

2009

Exclusive licensing of EB-Lizenzverwertungs GmbH, Vienna for pro­duction and distribution.

Klem for the whole world

2013

The new Klem system website launches and lateron the online shop.

Klem Online Shop

Buy Klem online right here

The patented connector from the inventor