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Werksansicht KSB 1881

Our best stories from 150 years of business

Since 1871, KSB employees have lived out their passion for innovation. The numerous technological and economic milestones achieved throughout our 150-year history testify to this. It is here that we want to tell their stories as well as report on the forward-thinking inventions and achievements that have transformed KSB into a world-renowned pump manufacturer and provider of innovative services. Join us on a fascinating journey through 150 years of KSB.

The KSB team in the Libyan desert

Sauerkraut in the desert

During their assignments around the world, KSB service engineers have shown a great deal of flexibility. Only when it comes to food are they unwilling to compromise – for example in Libya in 1980.

KSB production facility in Germiston near Johannesburg, South Africa

A sales company for Africa

In 1959, KSB founded a sales company in South Africa. Today, the Group operates a production facility in Johannesburg that supplies the entire African continent.

Illustration showing the use of e-mail published in the staff magazine in 1996

The first e-mails

In 1996, a new era in communication began at KSB: “electronic mail” changed communication in the company forever.

The plant in Pegnitz

The plant in Pegnitz

In 1959, KSB took over Armaturen- und Maschinenfabrik AG and its factory in Pegnitz. Today it is one of the biggest locations of the KSB Group.

Dr. Otto Klein-Kühborth

New management generation

Otto Klein-Kühborth succeeded Jacob Klein on the Board of Management of KSB in 1931. Holding a doctorate in law and politics, he shaped the history of the company over many decades.

Johannes Klein und Jakob Klein

The founding fathers of KSB

Who were the three men who founded the Klein, Schanzlin & Becker company in Frankenthal back in 1871, laying the foundations for KSB’s global success story?