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About Leybold

With its comprehensive range of products, Leybold is one of the most successful suppliers of vacuum technology on the market.


In the more than 160 years since its foundation in 1850, Leybold has written industrial history and thanks to Wolfgang Gaede's pioneering inventions founded the vacuum industry worldwide. From the first industrial applications in the field of light bulb production 100 years ago until today, the company has constantly reinvented itself and adapted to the requirements of the global market.

Today, vacuum technology is a key technology that is indispensable in many fields of application. The users are located in all industrialized regions of the world. Leybold itself is still one of the market leaders in this industry.

Leybold's pumps and vacuum systems create the necessary production conditions for the industrial production of semiconductors, data carriers, displays, coated architectural glass or solar cells. Vacuum systems are also used for refining steel or processing and packaging of food and beverages. Vacuum is also indispensable for the operation of mass spectrometers and electron microscopes and plays a role in almost all fields of modern basic research.

Leybold's excellently trained and experienced employees form the basis for comprehensive customer advice. Innovative products combined with state-of-the-art production technology in a global manufacturing network are the guarantors for business success. The world's largest service network with a large number of services rounds off the product range.

Innovative, modern vacuum technology supports the megatrends of the global economy and thus contributes significantly to sustainable progress.

Pioneering products. Passionately applied.

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