Vessel and Apparatus Manufacture: Evolution of Our Company

From a manufacturer of wooden barrel washing machines to a highly technical specialized vessel and apparatus developer and manufacturer.

Follow our evolution from a wooden barrel washing machines manufacturer to a specialized vessel and apparatus producer.

Number of employees over the years
Time line


  • Investment in reverse osmosis plant for 20.000 l storage of demineralized water
  • Investment in ultra mobile multioptional 3D milling machine for on-site machining of big parts
  • Further increasing share of the special materials product line in apparatus and tank construction
  • 120 employees
  • Investment in 3D milling machine for part sizes up to 3.000 mm diameter
  • Investment in additional base grinding machine, Chance to multiple machine operation
  • Investment in orbital welding technique
  • Beginning of planning phase for building extension BA3
  • Further qualification of employees in all specialist areas with regard to the processing of nickel and nickel-based materials
  • 110 employees
  • Restructuring of our production into individual supervisor’s areas
  • Purchase of adjacent land and therewith start for expansion
  • 95 employees
  • Acquisition of an automated welding machine for welding of round and longitudinal seams and half pipes on vessels and apparatus
  • June: AMS again participated in the ACHEMA fair in Frankfurt – a complete success.
  • 90 employees
  • Extension of our existing crane system by two further cranes
  • Enlargement of welding area to 540 m2 by modifying a separation wall.
  • Acquisition of a two-belt grinding machine with scissor lift for high quality grinding of flat surfaces.
  • Acquisition of several turning/tilting devices to optimize working conditions
  • 84 employees
  • January: Introduction of a new 3D Design and Engineering System with a direct modelling method
  • June: Successful Renewal of ASME U-Stamp accreditation, successfully audited for ASME UM-Stamp accreditation
  • 82 employees
  • June: June: First participation in the ACHEMA fair in Frankfurt with great success.
  • July: 10th anniversary of the company operating under the name AMS Technology GmbH
  • September: Successful audit and receipt of the Chinese Manufacturing License D1/D2 for the export of pressure vessels into the People's Republic of China.
  • 80 employees
  • 80 employees
  • August: Successful audit and receipt of the ASME U-Stamp accreditation for engineering and delivery of pressure vessels and apparatus adhering to ASME Code.
  • December: Commissioning of a new 3D robot plasma cutting machine with a plasma smoke filtering system
  • December: Commissioning of a new three roll bending machine
  • September: Commissioning of a new grinding room dust extraction and filter unit
  • August: Completion of new production hall area: Doubling of the production capacity from 3,100 m2 to 6,200 m2
  • August: Commissioning of a new servo-conventional cycle controlled milling machine
  • 70 employees
  • 68 employees
  • January: Move to the new premises with administration building and 3,100 m2 production area on Johann-Esche-Strasse in Limbach-Oberfrohna.
  • Acquisition of a new swing folding machine
  • Acquisition of a console milling machine
  • Acquisition of a welding seam smoothing machine
  • 60 employees
  • Acquisition of a container and base grinding machine resulting in a considerable productivity increase due to time savings
  • Acquisition of a rapid radial drilling machine
  • 65 employees
  • Acquisition of new plate shears
  • 64 employees
  • Founding of AMS Technology GmbH as a subsidiary of OMEGA Blechbearbeitung GmbH in Limbach Oberfrohna. This extended OMEGA’s product range with pressurized vessels, appliances and stainless steel products.
  • 42 employees

Historical Development

In the early 60’s, AMS Technology’s predecessor manufactured wooden barrel washing machines in Limbach-Oberfrohna. By the end of the 60’s, technology advanced and the company started to move from wooden onto stainless steel products. At the begin of the 70’s, the company had stopped manufacturing wooden products. It also started expanding into supplying components for textile finishing. Until the end of the 80’s it further diversified its product range by developing and manufacturing own dying mill machines.

Following the German reunification and the political changes in 1989, the Saxon textile industry collapsed. The company was looking for new paths and product ranges and it seemed that vessel and appliance production might be the answer. Under the name Aurich Edelstahl GmbH, the company innovated in the field of vessel and appliance production.

On July 2, 2002, OMEGA Blechbearbeitung GmbH took over the business and founded AMS Technology GmbH. AMS was integrated into the OMEGA group of companies and has since enriched the group’s product portfolio. Thus, the OMEGA group could now offer everything from sheet metal processing to machining to stainless steel appliance production.

At the time of the takeover, the business employed 42 staff. Since then, AMS not only continuously increased its turnover but also more than doubled its size in terms of staff. Apprenticeships always were and still are the corner stone of the company's personnel policy. Currently, the company trains two apprentices per year with the aim of integrating them into the business on completion of their course.

The continuous growth of the company meant that it could begin the construction of purpose-built premises. Being so close to the A72 / A4 motorway junction, the industrial park Süd just outside of Limbach-Oberfrohna promised ideal transport links. The move from the old rented premises in the Waldenburger Strasse in Limbach-Oberfrohna was completed by February 6, 2006.

Good business and full books meant that, within two years, the company could expand its facilities to double the production capacity from 3,100 m2 to 6,200 m2.

AMS Technology is a partner at Das Fertigungsnetzwerk (The Manufacturing Network)

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