CARAT company history

From 1989 to the present

The CARAT company history begins in 1989 when kitchen design was still in its infancy.  The demands on professional designing have grown steadily since then, and with them, the quality and range of CARAT products.

2010 - CARAT Cinema is presented. 3D fascination makes its way into the kitchen studio.  Kitchen designs are displayed up close and in three dimensions.

2008 - CARAT opens a sales office in Spain.

2007 - CARAT acquires DATAFORM, ensuring close cooperation with industry. Data quality and updating is greatly improved.

2006 - Presentation of CARAT exhibition design. With the exhibition design system, kitchen design studios and showrooms can be planned and displayed in their entirety.

2005 - Presentation of the CARAT moving camera shot. Users can make an even more modern and professional impression.

2004 - CARAT has more than 4,000 users worldwide and is being used in 43 different countries, in 12 different languages.

2003 - CARAT acquires Schuler Technodat and increases its market share further.

2002 - CARAT is the market leader in the industry.

2001 - Acquisition of ORGA DATA TEAM AG.

2001 - e-COM, the revolutionary interface for electronic order processing, is introduced.

1999 - CARAT becomes active abroad and is market leader in Belgium and Luxembourg.

1998 - Conversion from MS DOS to Windows, with graphic user interface for the first time.

1996 - CARAT welcomes its 1,000th user.

1995 - New development as fully integrated design software. Commercial and design aspects run parallel to each other allowing sources of error to be found more quickly and eliminated.

1992 - CARAT presents a colour perspective-representation of a designed kitchen for the first time at the Cologne Furniture Trade-fair.

1989 - CARAT Kitchen Design Software is launched in an MS DOS environment.

1989 - CARAT is founded. The aim is to develop an effective kitchen design program.

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Are you interested in how it all began? The CARAT company history explains our important milestones and how we became who we are today.