Who is Keofitt?
A genius man and his brilliant invention
The Keofitt steam-sterilizable sampling valve was the result of a pioneer working unbowed to create a device capable of solving the very problems within process liquid sampling. However, it was and still is a device few people are aware they need. That did not stop the pioneer, and in his spirit, that does not stop us. Kai Ottung was an engineer and brewmaster. He knew he had a problem with his process sampling when brewing beer. He and his colleagues worldwide were unsure if their samples were representative or had been compromised by contamination. Kai Ottung had an idea how to solve this.
Alone in his garage he worked on his revolutionary project. Although a lot of people were shaking their heads because, why make something no one needs, Kai Ottung knew the reality was different. He put his heart and soul into the brewing process and therefore knew sampling had to be done correctly. In 1980 he presented his invention to the world and subsequently Keofitt ApS was founded. Kai Ottung alongside with his wife was confident about the success of the valve, and thus incorporated themselves in the company name: Kai Eva Ottung and Fitting: K+E+0+FITT makes up KEOFITT.
By creating the inline sterilizable sampling valve that became the Keofitt valve, Kai Ottung made sure you can sterilize between samples and therefore always trust your sample to be representative. The brilliant functionality and quality of this particular valve quickly sent it around the world and its success speaks for itself. The number of Keofitt-valves in use today only speaks to Kai Ottung’s legacy.
Kai Ottung was very dedicated to better and safer sampling and he constantly worked on improving his valve. This spirit and dedication are what still identify Keofitt today. All we ever do is sampling, and sampling is no joke to us. We strive to only deliver the very best in sampling equipment and we take our standpoint in Kai Ottung’s valve. We have improved the valve per latest technology and we developed new sampling equipment that fits and is usable with the original sampling valve. We have always been and will always be dedicated to better representative sampling.