Our roots stem from a solid family history and sustainable development. Our innovations and holistic approach have set us apart from day one. They sustain us on our path into the future, along with our strong family ties. This year marks the centenary of Kaeser Kompressoren. Good reason to look back, good reason to look forward, but above all good reason to celebrate.
Anecdotes, fun facts and milestones. Kaeser employees offer a unique glimpse into the compressed air specialist’s world.
From the machine workshop to the successful compressed air system specialist with a global presence – we are proud of our evolution, which is dotted with numerous highlights.
The company is founded as a machine workshop on the 27th of June 1919 in Coburg’s Hahnweg by Carl Kaeser Sr. Just a few years later, it has 150 employees.
Following the division of Germany after World War II, Kaeser is cut off from large parts of its original market in the state of Thuringia. From now on focus is on new markets in southern and western Germany. It switches from reconditioning gears to producing compressed air.
Kaeser continues its steady growth. The Hahnweg site is bursting at the seams. The ‘green meadow’ in Coburg-Bertelsdorf becomes the new head office.
The development of the energy-saving rotor profile – Sigma Profile – ushers in a new era for Kaeser Kompressoren. The rotors are the heart of the compressor airend of the new rotary screw compressors. This launches the company as a leading international rotary screw compressor manufacturer.
The first subsidiary abroad is officially opened in Switzerland. Kaeser embarks on the expansion of its international sales and service organisation. In 2019 Kaeser is operating in more than 100 countries.
Thomas Kaeser joins the company alongside his father, actively pursuing the internationalisation of the business. He becomes managing shareholder in 2009.
Kaeser takes over Geraer Kompressorenwerke, the oldest German compressor manufacturer. Gera still produces blowers and refrigeration dryers today.
Portable compressors are coming from Coburg now. The newmanufacturing center (“MOBILAIR factory”) starts operating. The Gera plant celebrates its 125th anniversary.
Kaeser Kompressoren inaugurates the new research and development centre. The centre enables the customer-focused, innovative products to be brought to market more quickly than ever before. The company revolutionises the logistic processes at every site. Core elements of the innovative system are a new, fully automated high rack warehouse and a new distribution centre.
Thomas Kaeser is awarded the State Medal for outstanding contributions to the Bavarian economy.
The new research and innovation center opens its doors and provides even more creativity. The building offers short lines of communication and plenty of space for innovative ideas.
Halls 10 and 11 are added as the newest production areas. The state-of-the-art production plants manufacture rotary screw compressors and special machinery.
The production of the innovative refrigeration dryers needs more space. Topping-out ceremony for a new production hall in Gera.