OVER 100 YEARS OF GESTRA - HEADING FOR THE FUTURE
The industrial age had just started when Gustav Friedrich Gerdts founded his enterprise on Oct. 29, 1902. He started as a young unknown person without any financial resources, but he had a lot of new ideas.
Gustav Friedrich Gerdts decided that the aims of his new company must be:
- Optimisation of steam and energy saving in industry
- Increase of operational reliability
- Efficient condensate discharge
Aims which enjoy highest priority even today, over 100 years later.
1902 - Foundation of the company in Bremen
1907 - Renamed into Gustav F. Gerdts KG
1951 - Foundation of Production Facilities TECHNOVA
1956 - Foundation of the first Subsidiary in France
1961 - Foundation of further Subsidiaries in England, Italy, Spain and Brazil
1962 - Gustav F. Gerdts GmbH & Co. KG
1968 - GESTRA KSB Vertriebsgesellschaft
1976 - Foundation of GESTRA Inc. in the USA
1983 - Conversion into GESTRA AG
1988 - Incorporation into the SIEBE PLC.
1994 - Incorporation of UNIVAM GmbH
1995 - Incorporation of P&W Ventil- und Regler-Service GmbH
1997 - Conversion into GESTRA GmbH
1999 - GESTRA & INVENSYS plc.
2002 - Incorporation into FLOWSERVE
2004 - Conversion into GESTRA AG
2017 - Incorporation into Spirax Sarco Engineering plc.