It all began with a small operation producing gears and overhauling automobile engines. Capitalising on its expertise in engine manufacturing, in 1948 KAESER took the groundbreaking decision to add reciprocating compressors to its range of products. That was the first big milestone.
Others were to follow with the development of Kaeser’s rotary screw compressors with Sigma Profile rotors in the early 1970s, the start-up of Germany’s most advanced manufacturing facility for refrigeration dryers in Gera in 1994, and the launch of Sigma Control, the revolutionary compressor controller, at the turn of the millennium. The roll-out of the innovative compressed air management system Sigma Air Manager 4.0 in 2001 paved the way for digitalisation and Industrie 4.0.
Today Kaeser Kompressoren employs over 6000 staff around the world, whose commitment, skills and dedication to customer satisfaction are second to none. Kaeser Kompressoren is present with its own subsidiaries and exclusive sales partners in over 100 countries. Despite its truly global presence, this family-owned company has never lost sight of its German roots and has been a byword for ‚Made in Germany‘ quality for 100 years.
Established in 1919 as a mechanical engineering workshop, Kaeser Kompressoren is a family-owned business and today is one of the world’s leading compressor manufacturers and compressed air systems providers. Kaeser’s production centres are located in Coburg (main plant) and Gera, Germany. The company has approximately 6000 employees worldwide.
Kaeser’s comprehensive product range comprises stationary and portable rotary screw compressors, stationary and mobile reciprocating compressors, vacuum pumps, rotary blowers, filters, dryers, air tools and accessories. Furthermore, Kaeser’s state-of-the-art compressor control systems with advanced IT technology take compressed air efficiency to the next level and beyond. Both users and the environment therefore benefit from the consequent energy-savings.
Subsidiaries and authorised partners in over one hundred countries ensure that users are able to enjoy all of the benefits that the very best in compressed air engineering has to offer. Key markets include the EU, the United States, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Kaeser owes its enviable reputation not only to the exceptional efficiency and quality of its products, but also to its reliable field service. More recently, the other industry-leading services offered by the company – such as operator models for compressed air stations, concepts within the framework of Industry 4.0 and predictive maintenance – have increasingly moved to centre stage.
Kaeser’s many years of strong growth and expansion are directly attributable to its passion for innovation and strict quality standards. Both are driven by the hard work and dedication of its employees, whose expertise, combined with ongoing professional development, keep them attuned to the very latest technology. The company’s opening-up of key global markets in recent years has also created many additional jobs and secured existing ones, both in Germany and around the world.
The company is headed by Thomas Kaeser, Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing, grandson of the company’s founder, and Tina-Maria Vlantoussi-Kaeser, Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing.
Brief company history:
Founded: Coburg 1919
Trade name: Kaeser Kompressoren
Founder: Carl Kaeser senior
Executive management: Thomas Kaeser, Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing.,
Tina Maria Vlantoussi-Kaeser, Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing.
Products: Reciprocating and rotary screw compressors ranging from 0.18 to 515 kW, portable rotary screw compressors, high-pressure and dry-running compressors, compressor control systems, vacuum pumps, rotary blowers, air filters and tools, refrigeration & desiccant dryers, as well as compressed air system accessories and services.
Turnover (2018 Kaeser Kompressoren SE): Approximately EUR 1 billion
Worldwide: Approx. 6000
Apprentices: Approx. 300
Apprentice positions per year (since 2016): 120
Production centres: Coburg (main plant), Gera
Branch offices: 8 regional offices throughout Germany
Worldwide sales partners: Represented in over 100 countries by Kaeser-own branch offices and exclusive authorised partners
KAESER KOMPRESSOREN SE
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