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MANY DECADES OF LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE

From modest beginnings to global leadership in concrete pumping, it’s been a long and rewarding journey for Putzmeister.

Founded in 1958 on the simple premise of making work easier for an average labourer, Putzmeister today is a 750 million-plus global organization.

The brand commands the respect of customers and the industry for the durability of its products, quality service and for its pioneering technological innovation in the concrete placing industry.

Here’s a timeline of some events in the decades past. Though we’re more excited about the landmarks to cross in the decades ahead.


THE BEGINNING

  • 1958: Karl Schlecht founds KS-Maschinenbau in Germany

  • 1961: Construction of the first section of Factory I in Filderstadt near Stuttgart airport

  • 1963: Company renamed “Putzmeister”

  • 1965: Manufacture of Gypsomat, the world’s first automatic and continuously working plaster machine for gypsum plaster, revolutionising plastering technique of the day

  • 1967: Putzmeister develops a hydraulically driven concrete pump with water

 

TAKING PUTZMEISTER TO THE WORLD

  • 1971: Opening of production plant in Aichtal. Putzmeister delivers its 1,000th concrete pump

  • 1974: Putzmeister establishes branches in France, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, and Brazil

  • 1977: Putzmeister sets the world record in high rise concrete pumping at 310 m at the Post Office Tower in Frankfurt, Germany

  • 1978: New world record set for concrete pumping to a height of 340 m over a total distance of 600 m at the St. Gotthard Tunnel, Switzerland

  • 1980: Putzmeister establishes its fourth product group, Tunnelling machines

 

SETTING RECORDS

  • 1982: Delivery of the largest concrete pump in the world with a boom height of almost 50 m. Putzmeister acquires Thomsen, Inc. to form Putzmeister America

  • 1983: Delivery of the “Shotcrete Buffalo”, the largest wet shotcrete pump in the world

  • 1985: Putzmeister sets high rise concrete pumping world record of 432 m in the Spanish power station Estangente-sallente

  • 1986: Delivery of the largest concrete pump in the world with a 62 m boom. Putzmeister pumps with special radiation protection used to encapsulate damaged Chernobyl nuclear reactor
     

 

GOING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

  • 1993: Second branch of Putzmeister America established at Racine, Wisconsin

  • 1994: Putzmeister sets another world record: 532 m high rise concrete conveying at the power station Riva del Garda, Italy. The company’s Berlin branch is established

  • 1996: Opening of third manufacturing hub at Shanghai, China

 

NEW INNOVATIONS, NEW ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2001: Putzmeister starts the production of Dynajet high pressure cleaners

  • 2003: Putzmeister successfully launches the BSA 702 for delivering fine-grained concrete, self-levelling screed and wet spray jobs. The company collaborates with Sika to create the Sika-PM 500 tunnel spraying machine

  • 2005: Putzmeister reorganises into four business areas: Concrete Technology (PCT), Mortar Technology (PMT), Water Technology (PWT) and Industry Technology (PIT)

  • 2006: Putzmeister establishes a branch in Lisbon, Portugal. Russia offices relocate to larger premises in the north of Moscow. A new representation office is set up in Dubai

  • 2007: Another world record for concrete conveying set at a height of 601 m for the Burj Dubai - soon renamed the Burj Khalifa, in the United Arab Emirates. Putzmeister wins the German construction industry's Bauma Innovation Award 2007 in two categories. Its founder Karl Schlecht receives the Karlsruhe Innovation Award from the Institute for Technology and Management in Construction. Putzmeister establishes a branch in India.

  • 2008: Putzmeister celebrates its Golden Jubilee: 50 years of excellence (1958–2008). Download the Jubilee PM Post

 

CONTINUING TO GROW CLOSER TO YOUR BUSINESS

  • 2011: Putzmeister helps to contain damaged nuclear reactors at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami

  • 2012: Putzmeister merges with Sany Heavy Industry Co. Ltd to create a new global leader for concrete pumps. The facility in Aichtal becomes Sany's new Headquarter for concrete machinery in the world outside of China

  • 2014: Putzmeister sets up a branch in Mexico for the production of truck mixers

  • 2015: Putzmeister starts to produce batching plants to enrich its portfolio and is now full-range supplier

  • 2017: Introduction of the new truck-mounted concrete pumps of the 30 m class

 

 

  • THE BEGINNING

    • 1958: Karl Schlecht founds KS-Maschinenbau in Germany

    • 1961: Construction of the first section of Factory I in Filderstadt near Stuttgart airport

    • 1963: Company renamed “Putzmeister”

    • 1965: Manufacture of Gypsomat, the world’s first automatic and continuously working plaster machine for gypsum plaster, revolutionising plastering technique of the day

    • 1967: Putzmeister develops a hydraulically driven concrete pump with water

     

  • TAKING PUTZMEISTER TO THE WORLD

    • 1971: Opening of production plant in Aichtal. Putzmeister delivers its 1,000th concrete pump

    • 1974: Putzmeister establishes branches in France, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, and Brazil

    • 1977: Putzmeister sets the world record in high rise concrete pumping at 310 m at the Post Office Tower in Frankfurt, Germany

    • 1978: New world record set for concrete pumping to a height of 340 m over a total distance of 600 m at the St. Gotthard Tunnel, Switzerland

    • 1980: Putzmeister establishes its fourth product group, Tunnelling machines

     

  • SETTING RECORDS

    • 1982: Delivery of the largest concrete pump in the world with a boom height of almost 50 m. Putzmeister acquires Thomsen, Inc. to form Putzmeister America

    • 1983: Delivery of the “Shotcrete Buffalo”, the largest wet shotcrete pump in the world

    • 1985: Putzmeister sets high rise concrete pumping world record of 432 m in the Spanish power station Estangente-sallente

    • 1986: Delivery of the largest concrete pump in the world with a 62 m boom. Putzmeister pumps with special radiation protection used to encapsulate damaged Chernobyl nuclear reactor
       

     

  • GOING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

    • 1993: Second branch of Putzmeister America established at Racine, Wisconsin

    • 1994: Putzmeister sets another world record: 532 m high rise concrete conveying at the power station Riva del Garda, Italy. The company’s Berlin branch is established

    • 1996: Opening of third manufacturing hub at Shanghai, China

     

  • NEW INNOVATIONS, NEW ACHIEVEMENTS

    • 2001: Putzmeister starts the production of Dynajet high pressure cleaners

    • 2003: Putzmeister successfully launches the BSA 702 for delivering fine-grained concrete, self-levelling screed and wet spray jobs. The company collaborates with Sika to create the Sika-PM 500 tunnel spraying machine

    • 2005: Putzmeister reorganises into four business areas: Concrete Technology (PCT), Mortar Technology (PMT), Water Technology (PWT) and Industry Technology (PIT)

    • 2006: Putzmeister establishes a branch in Lisbon, Portugal. Russia offices relocate to larger premises in the north of Moscow. A new representation office is set up in Dubai

    • 2007: Another world record for concrete conveying set at a height of 601 m for the Burj Dubai - soon renamed the Burj Khalifa, in the United Arab Emirates. Putzmeister wins the German construction industry's Bauma Innovation Award 2007 in two categories. Its founder Karl Schlecht receives the Karlsruhe Innovation Award from the Institute for Technology and Management in Construction. Putzmeister establishes a branch in India.

    • 2008: Putzmeister celebrates its Golden Jubilee: 50 years of excellence (1958–2008). Download the Jubilee PM Post

     

  • CONTINUING TO GROW CLOSER TO YOUR BUSINESS

    • 2011: Putzmeister helps to contain damaged nuclear reactors at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami

    • 2012: Putzmeister merges with Sany Heavy Industry Co. Ltd to create a new global leader for concrete pumps. The facility in Aichtal becomes Sany's new Headquarter for concrete machinery in the world outside of China

    • 2014: Putzmeister sets up a branch in Mexico for the production of truck mixers

    • 2015: Putzmeister starts to produce batching plants to enrich its portfolio and is now full-range supplier

    • 2017: Introduction of the new truck-mounted concrete pumps of the 30 m class