KATE PMO AG, founded in 1976, was the first company in the world to manufacture remote-controlled robots for sewer rehabilitation. Today, rehabilitation specialists around the globe appreciate the KATE procedure for utmost quality and cost-effectiveness. In its headquarters in Altendorf in Switzerland, directly on Lake Zürich, the KATE team works with high technical competence on the construction, development and maintenance of our robot systems. Always with the goal of greatest precision – from the smallest screw to the fully equipped field vehicle. Based on decades of experience and with the focus on the practical requirements during the partial repair of sewage pipes, we construct robot systems that belong to the best on the market as confirmed by the IKT Product tests `Repair Methods for Main Sewers` (2009) and `Repair Methods for Lateral Connections` (2004).

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Steineggstrasse 32 , Altendorf , CH-8852 Switzerland

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Water and Wastewater - Pipes and Piping
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Globally (various continents)
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Our goal is the success of your rehabilitation project

The basic KA-TE principle remains unchanged since the company was founded in the 1970s: We orient ourselves consistently on the practical requirements in everyday rehabilitations. Our goal is to offer our customers powerful and robust machines of highest quality that contribute to efficiency and quality in sewer rehabilitation and that fulfil their tasks even under the highest operational demands – and that for many years.

Our high quality requirement is equally valid for development and production as well as for service and maintenance. For an optimal functionality of the KA-TE robots, we value high-quality components and technology, utmost precision in construction and the competence of our employees. Our customers and partners can rely on a dependable cooperation: From the punctual completion of orders and the quick delivery of spare parts up to technical support, we promise a reliably quick and competent processing.

Since 1979, when KA-TE founder Himmler developed the first prototype of a hydraulically driven sewer rehabilitation robot, nearly 300 KA-TE systems have been delivered around the world. Many of the KA-TE systems being employed every day are 10-15 years old.