Pfeiffer Vacuum
Milestones
Milestones

History

We’ve been a part of it right from the very beginning – For more than 125 years!
Our quest to supply each and every customer with a perfect vacuum solution is what spurs us on time and time again to top achievements. Our fascination with vacuum and the opportunities it offers for industrial manufacturing processes and research can be seen in all of our activities. Our long years of experience are based upon dealing intensively with physical processes and chemical reactions under vacuum conditions. Day in and day out, we are putting this experience to work to the benefit of our customers.

From a single component to complexe systems. - Please inform yourself about our product range on our product pages.

Milestones

1890 - 1960
Arthur Pfeiffer founds the company in Wetzlar, Germany1890
Arthur Pfeiffer founds the company in Wetzlar, Germany
Pfeiffer invents and brings to market the "oleo-pneumatic pump"1908
Pfeiffer invents and brings to market the "oleo-pneumatic pump"
Arthur Pfeiffer develops the rotating oleo-pmeumatic pump1910
Arthur Pfeiffer develops the rotating oleo-pmeumatic pump
1926
Pfeiffer numbers among the leaders in vacuum technology
First exhibition of products made by Arthur Pfeiffer in Leningrad1929
First exhibition of products made by Arthur Pfeiffer in Leningrad
Pfeiffer invents and brings to market the turbomolecular pump, which comes to be known as a generic class of pumps – the "turbopump"1958
Pfeiffer invents and brings to market the turbomolecular pump, which comes to be known as a generic class of pumps – the "turbopump"
1961 - 2000
Market introduction of the first helium leak detector ASM 41966
Market introduction of the first helium leak detector ASM 4
Introduction single-stage rotary vane pump Uno 1.5 A1973
Introduction single-stage rotary vane pump Uno 1.5 A
Invention of the SplitFlow turbopump1985
Invention of the SplitFlow turbopump
1996
Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG is the first medium-sized German corporation to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange
1998
Pfeiffer Vacuum receives its second listing, on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange's "Neuer Markt" (today the TecDAX)
DigiLine – the first fully digital line of vacuum gauges2000
DigiLine – the first fully digital line of vacuum gauges
2001 - 2010
2002
Pfeiffer Vacuum brings a magnetically coupled line of rotary vane pumps to market
HiMag – the first mag-lev turbopump with integrated drive system2003
HiMag – the first mag-lev turbopump with integrated drive system
Pfeiffer Vacuum brings the XtraDry to market – a new two-stage reciprocating vacuum pump2004
Pfeiffer Vacuum brings the XtraDry to market – a new two-stage reciprocating vacuum pump
Pfeiffer Vacuum brings the OnTool Booster to market – a new high-vacuum pump that works against atmosphere2005
Pfeiffer Vacuum brings the OnTool Booster to market – a new high-vacuum pump that works against atmosphere
2006
10th anniversary IPO at New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
PentaLine – new generation of rotary vane pumps2007
PentaLine – new generation of rotary vane pumps
Biggest order in company history in double digit million Euro range for systems to manufacture thin-layer solar cells
Delisting von der New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
Pfeiffer Vacuum brings the HiPace 10 - 2,000 l/s class – the new Dimension in Vacuum Technology2008
Pfeiffer Vacuum brings the HiPace 10 - 2,000 l/s class – the new Dimension in Vacuum Technology
Pfeiffer Vacuum brings the HiCube – modular pumping station for clean vacuum2009
Pfeiffer Vacuum brings the HiCube – modular pumping station for clean vacuum
Pfeiffer Vacuum brings the OmniStar und ThermoStar – the new gas analysis systems
Pfeiffer Vacuum acquires Trinos Vakuum-Systeme GmbH2010
Pfeiffer Vacuum acquires Trinos Vakuum-Systeme GmbH
Pfeiffer Vacuum now 120 years old
HiPace M – Compact, magnetically levitated turbopumps
Pfeiffer Vacuum acquires Alcatel-Lucent's Vacuum Technology Unit "adixen"
from 2011
Pfeiffer Vacuum introduces MiniTest - a portable helium leak detector for industrial applications2012
Pfeiffer Vacuum introduces MiniTest - a portable helium leak detector for industrial applications
Pfeiffer Vacuum introduces ASM 340 - Best in class leak detector2013
Pfeiffer Vacuum introduces ASM 340 - Best in class leak detector
Pfeiffer Vacuum introduces a unique in-process contamination management system for particle contamination monitoring in the semiconductor industry
Pfeiffer Vacuum introduces OktaLine ATEX - world's first magnetically coupled and ATEX certified Roots pumps2014
Pfeiffer Vacuum introduces OktaLine ATEX - world's first magnetically coupled and ATEX certified Roots pumps
Pfeiffer Vacuum introduces new A4 series - dry, multi-stage Roots pumps
Pfeiffer Vacuum now 125 years old2015
Pfeiffer Vacuum now 125 years old
Pfeiffer Vacuum introduces AMI 120 – system for in-line integrity tests of pharmaceutical blister packs
Pfeiffer Vacuum introduces HiPace 30 – the smallest high-performance turbopump on the market
Pfeiffer Vacuum introduces Duo 3 DC-type rotary vane pump with 24 volt DC
Pfeiffer Vacuum introduces single-stage rotary vane vacuum pumps Uno 3 and Uno 6
Pfeiffer Vacuum introduces compact and powerful Okta 300, 600 and 800 Roots vacuum pumps
Pfeiffer Vacuum expands its total pressure measurement device program
Pfeiffer Vacuum introduces modular leak detector ASI 35

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