History of KSB

In 1871 the mechanical engineer Johannes Klein was granted the patent for a “boiler feed apparatus”. Together with Friedrich Schanzlin and Jakob August Becker, he established the Frankenthaler Maschinen- & Armatur-Fabrik Klein, Schanzlin & Becker, which employed a staff of twelve. By 1893 around 500 people were working in the Frankenthal plant; by 1913 it was 1,800.

KSB is one of the world’s leading suppliers of pumps, valves and related systems. Cutting-edge technology and the commitment of 16,000 employees ensure long-term success and satisfied customers.

With production plants, sales offices and agents as well as service centres in more than 100 countries, KSB staff are always close at hand when customers need to pump or reliably shut off fluides.


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About KSB Group

Two symbols, three letters: pumps, valves and KSB are all closelyTwo symbols, three letters: pumps, valves and KSB are all closely connected – thematically and visually. Wherever there are fluids to be transported, controlled or shut off, customers globally rely on our expertise and products.

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