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LIP Lanzhou Institute of Physics Lanzhou Institute of Physics (LIP) and Pfeiffer Vacuum have signed a strategic cooperation agreement

Asslar, Germany - Dec. 11, 2017

Pfeiffer Vacuum and LIP will cooperate in research and development to create vacuum solutions for aerospace applications, vacuum metrology, vacuum calibration and other applications.
Pfeiffer Vacuum is contributing with its extensive line of solutions, products and services ranging from vacuum pumps, measurement and analysis equipment to complex vacuum systems and its global sales and service network, while LIP is introducing its leading position in the China vacuum industry.
On October 17, 2017, the LIP-Pfeiffer Vacuum Joint Center for Vacuum Technology was established in Lanzhou, Gansu province. The center will provide the platform for future projects and joint developments.    more


Pfeiffer Vacuum sales Pfeiffer Vacuum records significant increase in sales

Asslar, Germany - November 2, 2017

- 27.6 % hike in sales during first nine months of 2017
- EBIT improved by 44.3 %
- Order intake 39.3 % higher than in previous year
- Changes in the Supervisory Board

Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG generated sales of € 430.5 million (27.6 % over the previous year) in the first nine months of 2017 and thus achieved an EBIT of €60.8 million (44.3 % over the previous year).
“We are pleased about this exceptionally strong development of business," says Manfred Bender, Chief Executive Officer of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG, with satisfaction.    more


Pfeiffer Vacuum Supervisory Board District Court appointed Ms. Ayla Busch as a member of the Supervisory Board of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG

Asslar, Germany - October 5, 2017

The District Court of Wetzlar has today appointed Ms. Ayla Busch, Managing Director of Pangea GmbH, as a member of the Supervisory Board of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG. The appointment was made for the period from October 26, 2017 until the end of the next Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of the company. Ms. Ayla Busch is striving for the chairmanship of the company's Supervisory Board.

The motion by Pangea GmbH for the judicial appointment of Mr. Wolfgang Dondorf, Independent Gentleman and former Chief Executive Officer of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG, as a member of the company's Supervisory Board was rejected by the District Court of Wetzlar.



Pfeiffer Vacuum Malaysia Opening of Pfeiffer Vacuum’s first Service Center in Malaysia

Asslar, Germany - August 9, 2017

- 6,000 square foot building
- Built to support semiconductor and coating customers
- Latest Pfeiffer Vacuum service know-how

Pfeiffer Vacuum has opened a new service center in Malaysia. The more than 6,000 square foot building will house administration, sales, and service departments. The main activities will be the repair of the dry backing pump range.    more


Nor-Cal Products Nor-Cal Products, Inc. is now a division of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG

Yreka, CA, USA - June 22, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Nor-Cal Products, Inc. is now a division of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG as of June 22, 2017. By adding Nor-Cal Products' 335 worldwide employees to the Pfeiffer Vacuum team, we become over 2,800 strong worldwide.    more


Pfeiffer Vacuum Nashua A new building for the Pfeiffer Vacuum North American Headquarters

Asslar, Germany - June 13, 2017

Pfeiffer Vacuum is building in Nashua, NH, USA, a new 27,000 square foot building: This modern construction will house the North American headquarters for administration, sales, product management, marketing and customer care. The existing 24,000 square foot building will be converted to a Service Center of Excellence for all Pfeiffer Vacuum service activities of the entire Pfeiffer Vacuum product portfolio.    more


Leak testing Leak testing innovations from Pfeiffer Vacuum

Hannover Comvac, April 24, 2017

At the ComVac, Pfeiffer Vacuum is presenting the ASI 35, a leak detector that is ideal for mechanical engineers, integrators and end users.    more


KKR prepares IPO of Gardner Denver KKR prepares IPO of Gardner Denver

Feb. 28, 2017

According a report by Greg Roumeliotis in New York, edited by Matthew Lewis and published on the Reuters site on Feb. 24, the buyout firm KKR & Co LP (KKR.N) is preparing an initial public offering (IPO) of Gardner Denver Inc that could value the U.S. industrial machinery maker at between $6 billion and $7 billion including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. An IPO could then come later this year, the people added.
renaissancecapital.com reported that on Feb. 28, 2017 Gardner Denver filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering.    more



Pfeiffer Vacuum Pfeiffer Vacuum reports on successful year 2016 and rejects bid from Busch group

Pfeiffer Vacuum published on Feb.15, 2017

- Sales amount to € 474.2 million // EBIT at € 68.0 million

- Two acquisitions: Dreebit GmbH based in Dresden, Germany for Service
  and ATC Inc. in Indianapolis, USA for the leak detection

- Offer of the Busch Group not attractive


Manfred Bender, CEO of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG, commented: "Strong incoming orders at the end of the year transformed 2016 into a very good year. We are also highly satisfied with the start of the 2017 fiscal year. We expect the positive trend of the past months to continue at least for the first six months of 2017."    more


Ensival Moret Sulzer Completes Acquisition of Ensival Moret

Winterthur, Switzerland - February 1, 2017

Sulzer announces that it has completed the acquisition of Ensival Moret (EM), a part of Moret Industries. Sulzer will immediately start to integrate EM in its Pumps Equipment division. Combining the complementary product portfolios enables Sulzer to become a full line supplier in most industrial process applications.    more


Busch Pfeiffer Vacuum Busch group to launch voluntary public tender offer for Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG

Maulburg - January 24, 2017

Maulburg, January 24, 2017. Busch SE today announced its intention to make a voluntary public tender offer for all outstanding shares of TecDAX-listed Pfeiffer Vacuum Technologies AG (ISIN: DE0006916604) via its wholly owned subsidiary, the investment company Pangea GmbH. The offer price will be €96.20 per share. The all-cash offer values Pfeiffer Vacuum at approximately €949 million based on equity value. Holders of Pfeiffer Vacuum shares will receive a premium of about 12 percent on the volume-weighted three-month average price of Pfeiffer Vacuum’s shares prior to the announcement. There will be no minimum acceptance threshold.    more





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