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The group of independent Klinger companies

Klinger is one of the leading suppliers of industrial sealing and fluid control products worldwide. With 35 operating companies throughout the world Klinger manufactures, sells and provides services to virtually all industries where fluids or gases have to be safely contained in pipelines and vessels such as petrochemical and chemical, paper, mining, steel, water and food. Klinger employs around 2.000 people worldwide with a global turnover of €400 million.

Klinger’s operating philosophy is built on product innovation and problem solving along with unsurpassed technical support and dedication to customer service.

The group of independent Klinger companies has been a privately owned business since 1886 and is still controlled by the Klinger family.

The founder Richard Klinger was just 26 years old when he opened his own workshop in Vienna. Interested in the problems associated with glass tube indicators on steam engines, he designed a water level gauge constructed on the reflection principle. He was awarded a patent for his invention in 1890 and opened the first Klinger factory in Gumpoldskirchen, Austria, which over the years has been extended and still is one of Klinger’s largest production site.

Problems with sealing his new invention were a major factor for Richard Klinger and he was forced to look for a solution. He created the revolutionary calendered compressed fibre gasket material using a mixture of rubber and fibres.

Still today Klinger is the largest manufacturer of this type of gasket material producing it with the latest process technology in plants in Austria, Australia, Brazil, India, South Africa and United States.