Karg Corporation was founded by Frank J. Karg in April 1947.
In the beginning the company provided production machined components for customers.
Early on, rubber hose companies sought out Karg Corporation for repair parts and later to manufacture their proprietary wire and yarn carriers used on their braiding machines.
Jim Karg took over as President in 1961, after the death of his father.
It was during this time that the Karg Wire Carrier became a successful retrofit to the many then existing braiding machines. During the 1960s to 1980s the large capacity Karg Wire Carrier became the standard for hydraulic hose manufacturers around the world.
In 1970 Karg assembled an engineering team for the development of a large bobbin capacity, high speed, rotary yarn braiding machine, which became the most cost efficient yarn braider in the world. The first Karg Braiding Machines were shipped in 1973 and have been in continuous service since that time.
In 1998 Karg introduced a state of the art HX Rotary Braiding Machine with a super large bobbin capacity that promises to be the industry standard for years to come.
In 2006 the legacy of Frank J. Karg continues from his son James to his grandson, Michael Karg. Michael Karg is inspired by the same long-standing family tradition of dedication to quality, engineering and service that guided his father and grandfather. The Karg name means commitment to innovation and to the introduction of new technology designed to meet the standards of the hose braiding industry today and setting standards of excellence for tomorrow. Karg braiding machines and carriers are used on every major continent, a position earned by superior speed, quality, and performance. The company is particularly proud of the service record of its braiding machines, where mechanical maintenance is remarkably low, and designed to allow maintenance to be performed by in-factory personnel.
In 2008 Karg introduced the 24VS High Speed Braiding Machine. The 24VS offers a compact design with touch screen and servo motor controls with movable pendent station.
In 2012 Karg introduced a new 36H Horizontal Braider with speeds up to 80 prm.
In the years to come, Karg Corporation will continue its commitment to meet and exceed industry standards with the level of innovation, service, quality, performance and reliability customers of Karg Corporation have experienced since 1947.