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KMA History.

Clean Air. Save Energy.

KMA Umwelttechnik is an owner-managed family enterprise, which had been established in 1959 by Josef Kurtsiefer as a metal processing company. In the beginnings the company concentrated on the production of doors, gates and metal facades. But in the 1970s followed soon the change to the plant construction.

The emerging laws for the environmental protection have led to the specialization in exhaust air filtration systems for the food industry. In the course of the company´s extension KMA expanded its delivery program to additional application areas as for example metal industry, foundries, textile industry and further industrial areas for use.

Founding Year

Founding Year

In 1958, Josef and Magarete Kurtsiefer founded a company for metal works in Lohmar near Bonn.

In the beginnings the company concentrated on the production of doors, gates and metal facades.

But in the 1970s followed soon the change to the plant construction.

Focus on Air Pollution

Focus on Air Pollution

Already in 1973, the company KMA became aware of it’s role as a pioneer.

It was at this point that the company’s orientation focused on the newly developing market of environmental technolgy.

Mission: Clean air with less energy consumption

Mission: Clean air with less energy consumption

Since the beginning of the nineties, KMA filters aim to reduce the energy consumption of manufacturing facilities

– with the energy consumption falling by up to 80% compared to the energy required by an incinerator.

Special recognition: The European FoodTec Award

Special recognition: The European FoodTec Award

In 1996, KMA received the DLG-FoodTec Award in recognition of particularly advanced technology for the food industry.

The development of this filter type was sponsored by the German federal trust fund for environment (DBU)

More than 2.500 air filter system installed worldwide.

More than 2.500 air filter system installed worldwide.

In the year 2007, KMA Umwelttechnik GmbH had installed more than 2.500 air filter system worldwide.

Tailor made for a large number of different applications – including numerous innovative and customised solutions.

Foundation of KMA Environmental Technology Co. Ltd. Shanghai, China

Foundation of KMA Environmental Technology Co. Ltd. Shanghai, China

For the market of the Far East our sales team stands ready to assist you in the heart of Shanghai (China).

Project-based some components are manufactured locally in China and some in Germany.

In this way KMA assures the high-quality standards of the main factory in Germany.

Global Player with more than 3.000 air filter systems installed worldwide

Global Player with more than 3.000 air filter systems installed worldwide

In the past 60 years, KMA has become global market leader in the field of energy efficient exhaust air filtration and heat recovery.

KMA air filter systems have become a synonym for quality, innovation and competence – worldwide.

KMA Umwelttechnik GmbH is looking forward to celebrate its 60-year anniversary in the coming year 2018.

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