In the beginning there is the inventive spirit.
Our work arises from this drive.
KECKEX Origin Story
It all started with removing chewing gum from supermarket shop fronts.
10 years ago, Michael Keckeis was hired as a service provider to remove the unsightly build-up of chewing gum from shop fronts using a hot steam device. When he briefly ran the device over the lawn, he noticed the grass below died. This inspired him to design a device capable of destroying weeds without the use of chemicals, in a 100% natural way.
As an innovator and experimental thinker, he developed the prototype of a weed removal machine in his father-in-law’s garage back in 2015. This paved the way for what later became KECKEX GmbH, along with a number of other developments and patented solutions.
The quick rise of KECKEX did not go unnoticed. In 2021, we were awarded the Bronze Export Prize by the WKO, at the 2022 ECONOVIUS Austrian State Award for Innovation we were nominated as the top 5 from over 50 companies, and in 2023 we won the Vorarlberg State Award for Innovation.
Bronze Export Award Industry & Trade
At KECKEX, we believe that innovation should be environmentally friendly. We invent and design our products according to this principle, supporting the transformation to environmentally friendly processes. This affects the municipal sector along with the agricultural and private sectors alike. We also know our innovations and products inside out. Every step is carried out at KECKEX’s in-house factory, from design to assembly.
Sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Sustainable and environmentally friendly. The KECKEX method is the most efficient way to get rid of weeds naturally. A mixture of hot steam and water ensures that the weeds are targeted both above ground and at the root system.
Water as a basis.
KECKEX is the only system on the market that enables weed removal, chewing gum removal, cleaning and disinfection as well as plant watering with one system – 100% chemical-free. With our team of experts, we develop individual solutions in-house for you as well.
Multifunctional assemblies or self-propelled machines.
Our products are divided into modules that can be put together in many different ways. We can couple our system with all municipal vehicles and carts. Discover your special product combination or application possibilities.
The system of KECKEX products relies exclusively on the properties of heated water, making our approach the most natural weed control method available. A mixture of hot steam and water heated up to 130° C ensures that the weeds are targeted both above ground and at the root system.
As our accessories are completely sealed, the steam is enclosed, creating an atmosphere above 100 °C. This prevents the water from cooling down between leaving the nozzle and hitting the ground. The mixture of hot water and steam triggers a protein shock in the plant, which means the plant is no longer able to absorb water and subsequently dries up. Depending on the type of plant, the weed can no longer sprout and withers completely after only a few applications.
50% steam acts on the surface
50% hot water targets the root system
Scalding of the stem
Destruction of the chlorophyll
Destruction of the roots
We offer guidance and assistance to help find the right solution with our modular system.Read more