Expansion of the Group

KSB integrates Standard Alloys Incorporated Port Arthur/Texas, USA, and REEL s.r.l., Vicenza, Italy, (both of which it acquired the previous year) into the Group, along with another seven companies.

South Korea

KSB acquires the South Korean company Seil Seres Co. Ltd. in order to expand its portfolio of valves for marine applications. This strengthens KSB’s position as supplier of package and system solutions.


KSB receives the “Environmental Contribution of the Year” award by the British Pump Manufacturers’ Association at the “Pump Industry Awards” in Coventry in recognition of its PumpMeter monitoring unit and PumpDrive variable speed system.


Dr. Sönke Brodersen, head of Research at KSB, is elected President of the European Association of Pump Manufacturers in Amsterdam. Europump represents 18 national associations from the EU, Russia, Turkey and Switzerland.

New company in Slovenia

The first KSB company to be based in Slovenia starts operations on 24 May. The company, which trades under the style KSB črpalke in armature d.o.o. and is based in Ljubljana, has got its sights set primarily on the areas of water transport, water treatment and energy conversion, but also on process engineering and building services.

New company established in Peru

KSB establishes the subsidiary KSB Perú S.A. in Lima. Some of the key sales markets for pumps and valves in this South American country are the mining industry, the water sector and the waste water sector.

50 years of KSB Austria

KSB Österreich Gesellschaft mbH based in Vienna celebrates a special anniversary. It has around 100 members of staff, who are reaching beyond the Austrian market by also developing the southeast European market.

Regional centre in Dubai

KSB opens a new regional centre in the free trade zone of Jebel Ali (Dubai). From here, KSB Middle East FZE manages all sales and marketing activities in the United Arab Emirates and neighbouring Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Yemen.

140 years of KSB

18 September 1871 was the date on which KSB was founded. Staff members celebrate the history of their company under the motto “140 years on the move – Technology that sets standards”, a success story that began when the organisation was founded by Johannes Klein, Friedrich Schanzlin and August Becker.

New valve plant

KSB opens a new valve factory in the Chinese industrial city of Changzhou, which is situated 165 km from Shanghai. Around 100 members of staff are busy manufacturing low-pressure valves for the local and global markets.

Stainless steel giants

The first of a total of seven tubular casing pumps destined for one of the world’s largest seawater cooling systems in Qatar leaves the Frankenthal factory. Each of the 18-metre tall, 70-tonne pump sets is driven by a 4000 kW, 6000 V high-voltage motor.