Milestones of the 100 year history of SMS

After Richard Samesreuther had received a patent  in 1912 on the "process for copper welding" together with Carl Canzler, he founded his own company in Butzbach in 1919. This was the beginning of a 100-year success story. Its milestones in extracts are shown below.

1919
Foundation of Samesreuther & Co. GmbH in Butzbach, Germany

 

 

1923

Manufacturing of the first fully welded train fire boxes out of copper.

1936

Samesreuther is established as a manufacturer for the chemical industry - 
with patented SAMKA jacketed and half pipe vessels.

 

 

1944

Patent for thin film evaporators.

1952

Licence for SAMBAY wiped film evaporator.

1956

Development of LUWA thin film rectificator.

1957

Licence for ROTAFILM short path evaporator.

1959

Manufacturing of the first vertical thin film dryer.

1960

Licence for SAKO horizontal conical thin film evaporator.

1964

Merger with Müller-Schuss KG to establish the SMS Samesreuther Müller Schuss GmbH.

 

 

1969

Manufacturing of the first horizontal thin film dryer.

1970

Manufacturing of first FILMTRUDER thin film processor for highly viscous materials.

1972

Acquisition of SMS Samesreuther Müller Schuss GmbH by LUWA AG, Switzerland. 
LUWA-SMS GmbH is founded.

1983

Foundation of Buss-SMS GmbH after procurement of the LUWA shares by the Buss AG, Switzerland.

1997

Transfer of the REACTOTHERM technology from KraussMaffei.

2003

Management buy-out of Buss-SMS GmbH.
Takeover of the thermal separation technology of Canzler GmbH, Düren to form Buss-SMS-Canzler GmbH.

2005

Development of HYVAP horizontal thin film evaporator in hygienic design.

2019

100th anniversary.

The founders of Buss-SMS-Canzler:

Albert Buss
R. Samesreuther
Bertram Müller
E. W. Schuss
K.P. Schuss
Carl Canzler

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