ABK InnoVent was founded in 1997 by Mrs. Anne-Marie Hazersloot and Mr. Bert Kruse. The company started out as a specialist in custom made stainless steel kitchen extractors for the consumer market. This is reflected in the company name InnoVent, which stands for "Innovative Ventilation". Very soon, other stainless steel products where developped, like worktops. Then ABK InnoVent presented her first total concept KILPA, where the decoration of cabinets with a consequently used theme of 10cm stainless steel elements formed a concept. The side panels for the cabinets, the worktop with the characteristic integrated power sockets, seamlessly welded in sinks and hobs and of course the KILPA extractor in 10cm design, underlined the companies custom made possibilities with high quality stainless steel.
With the introduction in 2002 of the very first industrially produced square sink worldwide, the original BARONGA set a completely new trend for minimalistic designed sinks, in a time where the round sink still was the dominating design. The second generation BINGARA sinks increased this trend further with the characteristic and easy-to-clean 10mm radius corners and confirmed the position of ABK InnoVent as a sink supplier. After this, several stainless steel concepts followed, like the 2|20, ATTUNGA and MALAWA concept; this last one has a typical contemporary theme of 4mm stainless steel elements.
A whole new segment of kitchen extractors was created with the development and introduction of the first custom made NEERIM ceiling extractor in 2005. In the trend of integrating the extractor more and more into the kitchen design, the NEERIM extractor range with over 20 standardized dimensions form an absolute specialism of ABK InnoVent.
And of course the latest product innovation is i-Cooking. With the original concept for 4mm solid stainless steel worktops, ABK InnoVent re-invented cooking completely, by giving the user the freedom to design their own cooktop, with practical extra space, easy-to-clean and beautifully integrated into the worktop. The concept was extended quickly with a version for other worktops, both in gas as induction technology. i-Cooking has won some internationally renownded awards like the reddot award, IF gold award and more recently winner of the prestigious Best-of-Best Interior Innovation Award 2011 at the LivingKitchen/IMM fair in Cologne.