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Leybold Awarded with the Milestone Award for Vacuum Technology

The use of vacuum in analytical technology and research and development is an essential factor enabling modern applications, like in the field of measuring instruments, for example. The selection of suitable equipment and the associated vacuum components is therefore crucial for success in laboratories. Since 1850, Leybold has been a partner of customers who have dedicated themselves to research. With innovative products, such as the new ECODRY plus dry compressing vacuum pump, this company tradition is continuing into the future, and Leybold has received an award recognizing this.


Leybold Award

B. Meidel, Dr. Sydow, P.Endrös and M. Platthaus at the award ceremony.

There are few sectors as innovative as the industries involved in laboratory and analytical technology. The trade magazine "Laborpraxis" has used its 40th anniversary as an opportunity to recognize some of the most spectacular technologies from this period in a milestone series under the heading "Laboratory and analysis technology - yesterday, today and tomorrow." On this occasion, the vacuum specialist Leybold received the milestone award for vacuum technology in one of 15 categories, presented at a major jubilee gala of the Vogel Verlag in Würzburg, Germany.

Group Publisher, Gerd Kielburger, commented at the award ceremony, "The laboratory and analytical industry is an essential enabler of global research and development - whether in universities or companies. We were able to award prizes to great companies that have led to countless innovations in other sectors and industries with their developments.”

Leybold is particularly honored and delighted with the award, "We see the award as recognition of our efforts to keep our customers' challenges in focus. However, the award is also a great incentive for us to continue to develop smart and flexible solutions for our customers in the future," says Dr. Marlis Sydow, Leybold’s senior market segment manager high vacuum and Petra Endrös, Leybold’s head of sales for Southern Germany, who received the award at the gala.


About Leybold

Leybold is a part of the Atlas Copco’s Vacuum Technique business area and offers a broad range of advanced vacuum solutions for use in manufacturing and analytical processes, as well as for research purposes. The core capabilities center on the development of application- and customer-specific systems for the creation of vacuums and extraction of processing gases. Fields of application are secondary metallurgy, heat treatment, automotive industry, coating technologies, solar and thin films such as displays, research & development, analytical instruments, as well as classic industrial processes. For more information, visit


About Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum technique and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2016, Atlas Copco had revenues of 11 Bilion Euros and more than 45,000 employees.

Since 1952, Atlas Copco is present in Germany. Under the roof of two holdings located in Essen, more than 20 production and sales companies are gathered (February 2017). By end of 2016, the group employed about 3,800 people, including about 100 trainees.