AERZEN celebrates 150th anniversary of its foundation


Source: Aerzener Maschinenfabrik GmbH

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From foundry to worldwide successful company group: The machine manufacturer AERZEN has experienced all sorts of ups and downs within the past 150 years of its existence. There were soon affinities to the medium gas, AERZEN’s core business unit. In the middle of the 19th century coking plants, iron foundries and forges required compressed air in large, industrial quantities. In 1868, AERZEN launched the first positive displacement blower for compression of gas in continental Europe on the market. The application fields for the new gas compressors expanded quickly: Chemical plants, shipyards, railway factories and companies from other sunrise industries ordered the new machines in large quantities. In 1911, the range of products was extended by turbo blowers.

The essential step on the way to the special manufacturer for positive displacement machines made the company only in 1930. Deduced from the blower principle AERZEN developed rotary piston gas meters. Major customers like Ruhrgas AG secured the sales and were the basis for the user-oriented development of new machines - still today one of the pillars for the success of the company. Another milestone in AERZEN’s history was the production of the first screw compressor in the year 1943, which has now become one of the company’s most important products. In 1959, AERZEN supplied the 100,000th positive displacement blower, the company had more than 600 employees at that time.

Subsidiary companies in France, England, USA and South Africa were founded in the 1960s, now the company has 40 representations around the world. In 1978 the company launched the world’s largest positive displacement blower on the market. With the new series Delta Screw and Delta Blower AERZEN won new customer groups worldwide in the 1990s. A generation of new, particularly energy-efficient machines was launched on the market in the year 2010: With Delta Hybrid, AERZEN presented the first worldwide series of rotary lobe compressors offering energy saving of up to 15% compared to conventional compressors. The service division was expanded consistently: A globally acting service team consisting of more than 100 colleagues supports customers locally. CEO Klaus-Hasso Heller explains the company’s success: “It must be a special mixture of inventive talent, combined with virtues and independence, that only a family-run company can have. Furthermore, we have particularly competent and faithful colleagues, creating an atmosphere, in which you like living and working!” On 22nd May 2014 the company AERZEN will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its foundation with a festive event at the company’s headquarters.

Date:               05/2014

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