KSB’s 150-year success story

The passion of KSB’s employees for efficient and sustainable fluid transport can be vividly traced through the 150 years of the company’s history.

Greater efficiency was the goal of Johannes Klein when he designed his boiler feed apparatus in 1871. His invention trapped the steam generated by steam engines and fed it back into the boiler as water. Together with the entrepreneurs Friedrich Schanzlin and Jakob Becker, Klein laid the foundations for today’s KSB Group with this innovative product.

Efficiency, reliability and sustainability have been the driving forces behind the company ever since. Pumps and valves made by KSB have continually set new benchmarks – in projects around the globe.

The company has remained steadily on course throughout the years, even in difficult times. Through targeted investments, KSB has strategically expanded its business areas. KSB prides itself on being a reliable partner to its customers and a safe harbour for investors – and this will not change in the future.

Today, over 15,000 employees around the world continue the company’s work guided by the principles of its founders. These are the people who are passionate about making sure that KSB’s customers enjoy outstanding performance.
True to our motto: People. Passion. Performance.

  1. 2018

    Introduction of the new service brand: KSB SupremeServ.

  2. 2018

    KSB AG becomes KSB SE & Co. KGaA.

  3. 2018

    To further expand its service network in the USA, the KSB Group acquired the US-American company DUBRIC Industries Inc.

  4. 2016

    Took over 60 % of the shares of Aqua Africa Limited in Zambia (sales and service site)

  5. 2015

    Foundry Grovetown

    KSB inaugurates a new foundry at its US site in Grovetown. Its capacity exceeds 9000 tonnes of castings per year, with some of them weighing up to 20 tonnes.

  6. 2014


    In October, KSB founds a subsidiary in Colombia. In South America's third largest economy (30th largest in the world), KSB SAS Colombia, Funza, focuses on selling pumps and valves.

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