|Development and history of
VIA GmbH was founded in Duesseldorf/Germany by
american citizen Mr. Melvin Fusfeld. The main
target was to bring American products in the
German and main European market. The product
range includes pressurized air dryers, valve
fittings and parts for Measurement & control
1963 Establishing own
production plant in Düsseldorf / Germany.
1972 Moving to new office- and
production buildings in Duesseldorf / Germany.
Expanding the sales territories in Europe from
Norway to Spain. Also the own developed series
of pressurized air dryers was very successful
and made VIA to the market leader in this branch.
1982 Developing the first gas
cooler based on refrigeration technologies.
1985 Moving again to new and
bigger office- and production buildings in
Duesseldorf / Germany.
1988 Founder Melvin Fusfeld
died and his family was planning to sold his
company. But fortunately some employees did a
classical management-buyout plus the acquisition
of DEPA, a German manufacturer of pneumatic
membran pumps. The company was renamed in K.W.W.
Renaming of K.W.W. in Alfa Laval GmbH.
1990 Acquisition of
Thermotechnik, a German manufacturer of sinter
1995 During new setup of Alfa
Laval the fusion of AGT und THERMOTECHNIK GmbH
in Erkelenz /Germany was more than logical.
1999 Alfa Laval sold AGT
Thermotechnik GmbH to Schneider Druckluft GmbH /
Germany and 4 Employees of AGT.
2006 Acquisition of
KTA Schidlowski in Ruppach-Goldhausen. Acquisition of AGT
Thermotechnik GmbH together with Schneider
Druckluft GmbH by TTS-Group Reutlingen /
2010 Focusing of AGT
Thermotechnik on development, manufacturing and
production of sample gas conditioners and
compressed air dryers for special applications.
2011 Acquisition of AGT
Thermotechnik GmbH & Co.KG by Bollensis AG