2016

March 11: Majority stake in Shenyang Yuanda Compressor, the leading manufacturer of reciprocating compressors in China. This acquisition extends Burckhardt Compression’s local presence in China to new segments of the market, widens its product range so it can address a broader range of market needs.

2016

September 19: Burckhardt Compression is acquiring IKS Industrie- und Kompressorenservice GmbH, based in Bremen and expands its presence in Germany

2015

Minority stake in Arkos Field Services, a US-based, highly experienced provider of compressor services and components to the natural gas industry. Acquiring a stake in Arkos improves Burckhardt Compression’s access to the US market

2013

First Laby®-GI for dual-fuel two-stroke engines on LNG carriers, those modules enable direct injection of boil-off gas into dual-fuel diesel engines of LNG tankers

2007

World’s most powerful single frame compressor with 27’500 kW delivered

2006

On June 26, Burckhardt Compression Holding AG is listing its shares at the SIX Swiss Exchange.

2005

Acquisition of the compressor division of Sulzer India Ltd.

2002

The company becomes legally independent through a management buyout of five members of the management, Engineering Works Sulzer-Burckhardt Ltd. becomes Burckhardt Compression AG.

2001

Winterthur becomes the company’s domicile. Divestiture of standard high-pressure compressor business to Nord Holding, Germany; the business activities continue under the name Greenfield Ltd.

1999

World’s most powerful Hyper Compressor with 23’500 kW

1990

Relocation of the Winterthur workshop and offices to Oberwinterthur.

1969

The company Engineering Works Burckhardt becomes part of the Sulzer Group, there are now two Swiss sites: Basel and Winterthur

1951

Order of 11 Hyper Compressors for LDPE production at 1’500 bara

1948

Special compressor with an end pressure of 4’000 bar for a pilot plant in the USA

1935

Development and sale of the first Labyrinth Piston Compressor (Laby®)

1920

Start of development of ammonia synthesis compressors for 850 bar (Casale process) and 1000 bar (Claude process)

1890

August Burckhardt takes over the company from his father, building of a new factory hall, relocation to Dornacherstrasse in Basel, establishing of “Engineering Works Burckhardt, Limited Company”

1883

Development and sale of the first reciprocating compressor

1844

Establishment of the company “Franz Burckhardt, mechanic” in Basel (Switzerland), production of maschine for the textile industry