Pfeiffer Vacuum celebrates 130-year anniversary

July 3, 2020

Pfeiffer Vacuum was founded 130 years ago in 1890 (Courtesy Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH)

Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH, Asslar, Germany, is celebrating its 130th anniversary as a provider of vacuum technology.

Founded in 1890 by Arthur Pfeiffer in Wetzlar, Germany, the company was initially devoted to the production of remote ignition systems for gas lamps. Once electric light bulbs had established themselves on the market, the company’s founder turned his attention to the new lighting technology, investigating the vacuum technology used in its production. 

According to the company, Pfeiffer quickly realised the significant impact that vacuum technology could have in practically all areas of industry and research, and subsequently concentrated his efforts entirely on this field. Since then, Pfeiffer Vacuum reports that it has played a pivotal role in shaping vacuum technology. 

Now, Pfeiffer Vacuum’s products are still used widely in industry by customers such as the Max Planck Institute, CERN, XFEL and EADS. Vacuum pumps produced by Pfeiffer are also in use  in the International Space Station. 

Dr Eric Taberlet, Chief Executive Officer of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG, commented, “With our durable products and customised vacuum solutions, we are able to satisfy practically every customer requirement and to establish relationships that will endure for years to come.” 

“At Pfeiffer Vacuum, ‘sustainability’ is not just an empty word,” he continued. “We are aware of our responsibility. And this is why, at all our locations around the world, we establish the necessary conditions to make sure that our staff enjoy working for Pfeiffer Vacuum.”

“We are socially committed because we want to give something back, and we produce our products in the most energy-efficient and environmentally-compatible manner possible. We have been living and breathing sustainability – by tradition – for 130 years.”

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