Historical milestones The history of Leybold Vacuum spans a period of well over 162 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