100 years of Kaeser Kompressoren – tradition and innovation

Kaeser Kompressoren is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Established in 1919 as a machine workshop in Coburg by Carl Kaeser Sr., the company has developed into a compressor manufacturer and provider of compressed air system solutions with a global presence – while remaining true to its roots.

Firmenansicht Hahnweg
From its founding location in Hahnweg in Coburg, over the first buildings on Carl-Kaeser-Straße, to its current size (not completely visible in the picture), Kaeser Kompressoren has grown a lot.

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.

10. 03. 19 , Free for publication, copy appreciated

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Firmenansicht Hahnweg

From its founding location in Hahnweg in Coburg, over the first buildings on Carl-Kaeser-Straße, to its current size (not completely visible in the picture), Kaeser Kompressoren has grown a lot.

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