From solar inverter manufacturers to test institutes

We have been looking after clients from the solar sector since 2004. We saw new markets, manufacturers and service providers come and go. We have witnessed booms, price collapses and the financial crisis.

Through ups and downs

We have always stuck with the industry and are pleased to see that numerous former clients have survived their insolvencies and returned to us.

From 2005 to 2011 we built up the corporate PR for inverter manufacturer Sputnik Engineering for the whole of Europe. This included communication concepts and advice, events for customers and journalists at home and abroad, corporate publishing, website relaunch and PR in six languages. We were also under way as trend and technology scouts for the Swiss manufacturer at international trade fairs and conferences.

During this period, Sputnik grew from 38 to more than 500 employees and continuously developed new markets. We not only supported the company in Germany and Switzerland, but also in France, Greece, the United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal and Spain.

Since 2015, as external press office with permanent contacts we have been responsible for the PR for Sputnik-successor SolarMax Sales and Service GmbH. We develop annual concepts and advise the solar inverter and storage unit manufacturer in identifying topics and choosing PR measures.

We also write and position press releases, interviews, specialist articles, corporate texts and videos, organise press events and product presentations, collect press clippings and manage social media campaigns.

We have been supporting Austrian manufacturer my-PV with its PR in Europe since 2015. The company develops products that convert solar power into hot water and building heating, manage surpluses intelligently and electrify domestic technology.

We advise my-PV in identifying topics and choosing PR measures, write and position press releases and white papers, and arrange interviews. We have also supported the company with a twitter campaign, an online press conference and three press events at Intersolar Europe (2016 and 2017) and ISH (2017) – with great success.

Since 2010 we have been writing – mainly as ghostwriters – specialist articles about wind and solar energy topics for TÜV Rheinland, which we then positioned in the relevant trade press. We have also supported the testing institute in recent years in creating the latest content for their website, writing and positioning press releases and event invitations for press events, and by providing invitation management services at Intersolar Europe in Munich, WindEnergy in Hamburg and HUSUM Wind.

Memmingen-based off-grid specialist Phaesun puts its trust in our communication concepts and our support in identifying topics, our PR activity advice and international media work. Since 2009 we have written and positioned numerous press releases and specialist articles for Phaesun, arranged interviews and collected press clippings. We also invited international journalists to a solar workshop in Paris and to the premier conference for the international off-grid industry in Memmingen.

Our cooperation with Solarschmiede began eleven years ago with a press release about solar dodgems at the Oktoberfest site. Be it about the mal imaging processes, their showing at Intersolar or new executive management – since 2007 the company has booked us time and again for international dissemination of news about its new products. This has not changed despite the interim insolvency of the software developer – because after a short break Solarschmiede came back to us to handle new topics.

“We’ve been working with Ms Krampitz for several years and use her services for such things as publishing new programme versions of our PVscout planning software. We greatly value the competent support in writing press releases, her excellent network and the good distribution. We look forward to continued collaboration.”

Felix Schneider
Managing Director, SOLARSCHMIEDE Software GmbH

“We decided to work with Krampitz Communications because we needed a reliable PR agency for our biennial workshop. It was also important that the agency was very familiar with our area of work – the off-grid sector, so that we could reach the people we wanted to reach. With Krampitz’ extensive network, that was no problem. We were able to position our information in exactly the right places, and without them we couldn’t have done it.”

Julia Schluck
marketing Manager, Phaesun GmbH

“Krampitz Communications – the perfect point of contact for dedicated PR in the field of renewable energies. Since 2004 on equal footing und networked with all the specialists for the latest technology issues.”

Martin Pape
Marketing Manager, SolarMax Sales & Service GmbH

“Thank you for the very successful preparation and support of the press event at the ISH 2017. We were very pleased that you were able to bring so many journalists to this event.”

Tamara Gaigg
Marketing Manager, my-PV GmbH

“Krampitz Communications was a great support because they were fully up to speed on the subject matter. All the expo team had to do was document their work with photos. The activities on the social media channels went down well with customers, trade associations and the trade fair organisers. We were approached by PR agencies and even competitors about the many tweets and articles. And: the goal of the campaign was definitely achieved. We thank Krampitz Communications for the competent advice and campaign management.”

Catherine Diethelm
Marketing Manager, Bachmann electronic GmbH

“It was the first time we worked with an external PR agency. Immediately and pleasantly we were surprised at how easy it was to work with Krampitz Communications. They have always consulted us on PR subject matter competently and written press releases and professional articles that are excellently readable and get to the heart of our news. And all of this with minimal effort thanks to their comprehensive understanding of the branch.”

Sabine Kamisli
Head of Marketing, Energiebau Solarstromsysteme GmbH (2012-2013)

“I enjoyed reading your web report on our specialist conference. The emphasis you set, how you summarized the essential content and chose the topics resulted in a well-rounded image in an understandable manner. Thank you very much.”

Ulrike Jahn
Senior Expert regenerative energies, TÜV Rheinland (since 2010)

“Working with you and your team is very pleasant. You are very committed and competent. For me it is very worthwhile knowing that our public relations is in such good hands. I am impressed by your broad professional knowledge regarding products, companies and the branch! I thank you and look forward to working with you in the future!”

Sandra Gysi
Head of Marketing Communication, Sputnik Engineering AG (2005-2011)

“I would like to thank you for the excellent press relations you have done for us. I will gladly recommend you to others.”

Susanne Albiez
Marketing Manager, Panotron AG (2010)

“Thank you very much for your excellent work in public relations, which is an important support for Sputnik! I look forward to our future collaboration.”

Christoph von Bergen
Managing Director, Sputnik Engineering AG (2005-2011)

“The Press Agency Krampitz is one of the first places I go when our services have to be presented and professional articles written.

Thanks to their extensive know-how, especially in the photovoltaic sector, the agency only needs basic information and a few keywords to write a good article. Their good contacts to the professional press also ensure that the articles will be published. I am very pleased with the services they offer and the good value for the money.”

Axel Schwalm
Head of Customer Service and Expert for Photovoltaic Systems, VDE Prüf- und Zertifizierungsinstitut (2007-2011)

“We are especially pleased that you do not simply adopt a text we provide and send it to the media, but rather read it critically, with an expert eye, and suggest improvements to us.”

Karin Weckesser
Web editor Marketing and Advertising, Wagner & Co Solartechnik (2010)