Historical milestones The history of Leybold Vacuum spans a period of 165 years, during which time innovative vacuum technology was continually put to use to make the applications of our customers possible.
Foundation of Leybold, pioneering the development of vacuum technology
Ernst Leybold retired and sold the company to Emil Schmidt and Otto Ladendorff, who ...
The renamed company began its extremely successful collaboration with Prof. Dr. ...
Development of the molecular air pump by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gaede
Merger of E. Leybold´s Nachfolger and Heraeus Hochvakuum GmbH
Until this date, Dr. Manfred Dunkel had been the head of the company for 36 years and helped it to become a company of world-wide renown also by expanding the range of products.
The period of the 1980s was marked by turbulent growth
By 1987 the company had sales of over a billion marks thanks to the good work of its about 5,600 employees worldwide.
Effective 1 October 1987 Leybold Heraeus was renamed Leybold Aktiengesellschaft ...
Cologne remained the location of the vacuum-pump technology divison, Hürth that of ...
All divison became independent GmbHs (LTDs.)
The Leybold trademark applies only to the vacuum-pump technology division, Leybold Vacuum
As part of the Switzerland-based OC Oerlikon Management AG, the company is the world-wide leading supplier of vacuum technology and system solutions
Introduction of the SCREWLINE dry pump
The new dry compressing screw vacuum pump SCREWLINE enters the market.
Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum enters the solar market
Introduction of a series of products for photovoltaic applications,
Enlargement of the roots pump product range
Launch of the new roots vacuum pump RUVAC WH
Introduction of the DRYVAC
Important change in the fore vacuum market - the new dry compressing vacuum pump DRYVAC is launched.
New magnetically levitated turbo molecular pumps
New, flexible high vacuum pump MAGiNTEGRA for the coating and solar market.
Enlargement of manufacturing site in Tianjin, China
Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum enlarges the number of SOGEVAC variants produced in China.
A giant leap in vacuum technology
Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum launches the TURBOVACi, a hybrib high vacuum pump dedicated to the research&development market as well as for the analytical market.
Shift of service competence to Dresden
Oerlikon Leybold Vakuum shift the service activities from Cologne to Dresden.