Vacuubrand GmbH & Co KG

Vacuubrand GmbH & Co KG

With 250 employees and more than 50 years of experience, VACUUBRAND manufactures the most comprehensive range of vacuum pumps, gauges and controllers for rough and fine vacuum for laboratory use. The product range comprises rotary vane pumps, oil-free diaphragm pumps, complete pumping units, flexible vacuum systems and solutions for local area networks. The modular vacuum systems comply with the technical and economical requirements for vacuum generation and also ecological criteria in outstanding degree. From the outset, we had one priority: offering laboratory users equipment that meets the highest quality standards. `Intelligent pumps` make work easier in laboratories, permitting chemists and technicians to concentrate on their real work. VACUUBRAND headquarter, subsidiaries and sales offices around the world.

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Alfred-Zippe-Str. 4 , Wertheim , 97877 Germany
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Industry Type:
Laboratory Equipment
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Globally (various continents)


We engineer and produce nearly all pump and controller components in our own facility in Wertheim, Germany. That enables us to respond quickly to the special needs of our customers, and design and build the quality into our products by mastering the many disciplines that ensure that quality.

Relying on state-of-the-art technology and machine tools, we produce rotary vane and diaphragm pumps, chemistry pumping units, chemistry vacuum systems, vacuum gauges and controllers, valves and components of the innovative VACUU·LAN® local vacuum network.

1961: The new vacuum technology department begins manufacturing their first vacuum pumps at RUDOLF BRAND in Wertheim, Germany. With innovative and high quality products, business expands so much in the following years that VACUUBRAND GMBH + CO KG is spun off on January 1, 1985 as an independent company. Today, more than 50 years after the first BRAND vacuum pump, VACUUBRAND offers the most comprehensive family of products for generating, measuring and regulating vacuum for rough and fine vacuum applications in the laboratory. The company has earned a place among the ranks of the leading vacuum suppliers in the world.

What is the first thing customers have been associating with the VACUUBRAND name for decades? Quality!

We maintain and work continuously to perfect an integrated management system in all departments in conformity with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Our standard of performance is quality, customer focus, employee involvement and environmental orientation. Each vacuum pump goes through a performance test of hours to days at our facility, measuring specifications and equipment reliability with PC-controlled measuring and test machines and a fully automatic final test stand. That is how we guarantee that vacuum pumps from VACUUBRAND are not only designed to an exceptionally high level engineering standard, but also offer extraordinary economic advantages because of their low service costs and above-average lifetimes.

Different laboratories make a wide variety of demands on vacuum systems. This is why we offer tailor-made solutions to our customers. We select the optimum vacuum pumps for the needed vacuum range, and encourage you to add capabilities and accessories to the basic equipment, depending upon your needs. But we can also meet very specific customer needs. With our in-house engineering and manufacturing, we can design and produce specialized equipment in short runs in our facilities in Wertheim.

It is very easy to explain the secret of VACUUBRAND´s success. We can only survive as a company in the heat of competition if we have the best team - right through the company. We set great store by individualised training and development for our employees. In more than 50 years in excess of 150 young people have successfully launched their professional careers in our company. We have an interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge with our very high degree of internal production in the various departments. That creates a high level of motivation and together it makes us efficient and productive.

Environmental protection has been a major priority at VACUUBRAND for decades. We continuously streamline our processes to prevent waste and minimize energy use. The result of our efforts is a healthy working environment for our employees and a minimum impact on our surroundings. We are proud of what we have achieved so far and we would welcome you to inspect our facilities!

Our manufacturing operations have had an environmental management system for years in conformity with ISO 14001. But VACUUBRAND innovations have also contributed to environmental improvements in your operations with products that:

  • lower your energy use and costs
  • reduce waste of resources and emissions of pollutants
  • improve laboratory working conditions.

All our products are designed to combine high-performance with long product lives, low service demands and low energy use. Efficiency in vacuum supply and control of vacuum applications reduces resource utilization, keeps expenses low and enhances lab productivity. Efficient operation and low service costs not only save resources but ultimately offset purchase costs. Add to these contributions the fact that our diaphragm pumps have for years been replacing the old water jet pumps that formerly wasted and contaminated millions of tons of water per year, and we are proud of all that our vacuum pumps have contributed to a greener world. 

VACUUBRAND was the first to introduce vapor emission condensers to the market, in 1987. With virtually 100% solvent recovery, these condensers keep solvent vapors from polluting the environment and enable solvent recycling for reuse. 

VACUUBRAND has promoted the use of oil-free pumps to replace classical rotary vane pumps in many applications, reducing contaminated oil disposal.

You can be sure that our pumps, gauges and controllers are free of cadmium and mercury.

Finding new ways to improve the environmental performance of products starts with a commitment to do so. We search continuously for ways to reduce energy use and resource consumption in both the manufacture and the use of our products.

  • VACUUBRAND has promoted the use of oil-free pumps to replace classical rotary vane pumps in many applications, reducing contaminated oil disposal. You can be sure that our pumps, gauges and controllers are free of cadmium and mercury.
  • Innovative design improvements increase the pumping speed of our NT-series 8-cylinder pumps by 30%, permitting them to replace even larger rotary vane pumps.
  • The Peltronic® emission condenser developed by VACUUBRAND and introduced in 2007 collects solvent vapors and is operating completely without cooling water conserving the valuable resource water
  • VACUU·LAN® local vacuum networks save energy and equipment costs by using small, in-lab pumps to supply on-demand vacuum for many users. This eliminates the need for central vacuum supply systems, with often over-sized pumps, and high maintenance and energy costs.
  • VACUUBRAND VARIO® control technology continuously optimizes pumping speed automatically, perfectly adapting the flow rate to the actual process demand of the vacuum application. The process runs faster and energy consumption is up to 90% less than with conventional pumps.
  • VACUUBRAND has recently introduced new pump designs that use less material in production, reducing their carbon footprint and contributing in yet another way to environmental protection.