• Company History

    Company History

    A family business through the ages

    The history of KIESELMANN is a story of courage, entrepreneurship and family cohesion throughout the team.

Company History

On the path to success

Over the past eight decades, KIESELMANN has grown into an internationally operating family business. A passion for quality and a strong team spirit continue to drive this growth.

Milestones


2018
  • GROSS Firmengebäudebei Nacht

KIESELMANN takes over GROSS Behälterbau

With retroactive effect from May 15, Gross Behälter- und Anlagenbau GmbH was integrated into the KIESELMANN Fluid Process Group under the new name GROSS Behälterbau GmbH. From now on, Gross will complement the Fluid Process Group company Rieger Behälterbau in stainless steel tank construction.

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2017

80 years of KIESELMANN

On Saturday, 11 November 2017, KIESELMANN celebrated its 80th anniversary as part of a hearty Oktoberfest.

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2017

New production building with factory restaurant

The former pipe storage and KIESELMANN canteen will be demolished. A new production and office building with company restaurant is being built in its place. The new building has a total usable area of ​​4000 m².

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2016

KIESELMANN France

KIESELMANN opens a branch in Ennevelin, France. In addition to France, the site also serves the French-speaking countries of Tunisia and Morocco.

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2015

Pharmatec GmbH

KIESELMANN Pharmatec GmbH is founded. The independent company specialises in the construction of process equipment for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

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2015

Pipe hall

On a floor area of ​​3500 m², a new pipe hall will be built, which will be fitted with stainless steel pipes with a total length of over 200,000 metres.

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2015

Portfolio growth

The product portfolio grows Control heads for ATEX gas and dust, a new control valve programme and the next-generation aseptic sampling-valve series.

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2014

Plus 9400 storage containers

The high-bay warehouse will be expanded by an additional 50%.

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2013

Process plants for liquid products

KIESELMANN invests in Ruland Engineering & Consulting GmbH. The company specialises in liquid process equipment.

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2013

KIESELMANN Rus

KIESELMANN Rus opens business in Moscow. The subsidiary company is in close contact with the headquarters in Knittlingen and is headed by Sergey Baranov (on the left).

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2012

75 years of KIESELMANN

On 20 April 2012, KIESELMANN GmbH celebrated its 75th anniversary together with its business partners.

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2012

Takeover

In 2012, KIESELMANN took over RIEGER GmbH in Bietigheim-Bissingen with its subsidiary Fecoral in Pees/Hungary. The company produces high-quality tanks and containers and accessories made of stainless chromium-nickel and special steels.

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2012

Third production extension

The production area has to be extended again, this time by around 5160m².

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2010

Process equipment for the food industry

KIESELMANN invests in VA Food Processing GmbH. The company has been planning and installing process equipment for the food industry since 1993.

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2010

Contemporary appearance

The external presentation of the company receives a revised, contemporary appearance. This is most clearly visible on the basis of the new KIESELMANN logo. The valve technology is also being upgraded with the new KI-TOP control head.

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2009

Cleaning technology

KIESELMANN invests in AquaDuna GmbH & Co. KG. The company develops machines and technologies for cleaning containers. AquaDuna specialises in devices that enable effective cleaning with minimal consumption.

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2009

New administration building

The new administration building will be completed and occupied. In an office space of 1,600 m², it provides jobs for approximately 70 employees.

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2008

Diaphragm valve GEMBRA

The new diaphragm valve GEMBRA is the starting signal for a new generation of Kieselmann valves. ASI bus control heads are being further developed with clock pulse detection without external sensors.

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2008

In the land of the Queen

A new KIESELMANN office is opened in England.

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2007
  • Produktion wächst weiter

Production continues to grow

Expansion of production by approx. 3600 m² with indoor material storage and new social rooms.

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2005

Aseptic

In 2005, the company expanded its product portfolio with the Aseptic Sampling Valve, Control Heads with EMERGENCY STOP function and a new inline program.

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2004

The scale

KIESELMANN double-seat valves are equipped with the universal sealing material k-flex and set new standards in the industry as reliable, leak-proof valves. In the same year, the company invests in a fully automated high-bay warehouse.

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2001

Kieselmann Liquid Processing Equipment Beijing Ltd.

The first international sales office is founded in Beijing: Kieselmann Liquid Processing Equipment Beijing Ltd. The product portfolio will be expanded to include a new single-seat valve with ball housing.

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1997

Production is growing

Expansion of production by 2000 m².

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1997

The double-seat valve

Market launch of the first generation of the leak-proof double-seat valve.

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1994

Sales office in China

The first international sales office opens in Beijing.

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1992

Generational change

In 1992 Klaus Dohle, the son of Horst Dohle, took over the management. Klaus Dohle still manages the fortunes of the company and drives its growth. The daughters of the company’s founder, Karin Helms-Kieselmann, Rosemarie Zitsch and Renate Dohle, assist him as shareholders. 

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1987

50th anniversary

The entire operation will be enlarged again and brought to the latest technical standards for the anniversary year. The company now employs about 160 people.

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1985

New managing director

After the death of Helene Kieselmann, Horst Dohle takes over sole management in Knittlingen.

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1981

In the land of the dragon

First trade fair participation in the People’s Republic of China.

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1978

New building

A new administration building with a large warehouse, pipe storage and distribution is created. Total usable space after several company extensions approx. 17,000 sqm. KIESELMANN is renamed a GmbH.

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1975

1st KIESELMANN catalogue

The first KIESELMANN product catalogue includes check valves, ball valves, butterfly valves, angle seat/multi-way valves, overflow valves, spring and weight-loaded test valves and spring-loaded safety valves. There is already a pneumatic drive and manual override for piston valves.

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1973

KIESELMANN plant construction

The independent company KIESELMANN Anlagenbau is founded. The company, which has its business premises in the KIESELMANN headquarters in Knittlingen, specialises in the planning and implementation of equipment for the food and beverage industry.


In the same year, KIESELMANN also presents its first spring safety valve for gases.

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1966

Farewell to the great mastermind

After the death of the company founder, Paul Kieselmann, son-in-laws Horst Dohle and Walter Zitsch take over management and technical management. 

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1962

Limited partnership

KIESELMANN, which was founded as a sole proprietorship, is transformed into a limited partnership (KG).

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1957

Extended valve programme

Thanks to steadily rising demand, a second hall with 850 m² of usable space was soon built. The range of valves is expanded to include fittings for the dairy and beverage industry. In addition to the manufacturing of valves, complete piping systems and entire systems made of stainless steel are now also being built, which are mainly used in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

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1947

First production hall

After the turmoil of World War II production of stainless fittings was started. For this purpose, the first production hall was built in today's Paul-Kieselmann-Straße.

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1937
  • KIESELMANN 1937

The beginning

Paul Kieselmann founds a small contract lathe, a contract manufacturing company for the processing of aluminium and steel.

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