Steel Cylinder
Facility

For over two centuries, workers have been shaping metal for the “automotive” industry at the Kienberg location – starting with axels for carriages and evolving into onboard fueling systems for alternative fuel vehicles.

Today employees process 27,000 tons of steel annually or the equivalent of 2.5 Eiffel Towers.

Austria

Type III + Type IV cylinder solutions

Composite Plant

The new facility serves customers at various positions in the alternative fuels ecosystem.

The H2 and CNG cylinders and cylinder systems engineered and manufactured here will help companies meet their sustainability objectives.

Industries & Markets

welding

Welding & cutting

medical gases

Medical Gases

food

Food & Beverages

passenger vehicles

Passenger Vehicles

commercial vehicles

Commercial Vehicles

alternative fuels

Alternative fuels: transport & storage

life sciences

Life Sciences

aeronatics

Aeronautics & Maritime

A History of Pioneering
Design and Manufacturing

1980

  • first high-tensile-strength steel high-pressure cylinder
  • lightest-weight cylinders globally

1990

  • 1995: Composite type II and III cylinders (SCBA / Hydrogen)

2000

  • 2003: Tier 1 supplier for German OEM CNG solutions
  • 2009: Revolutionary powder coating system ”Longlife PowerCoat“

2010

  • 2012: ISO UN USA approvals for 10 - 50 L light-weight cylinders for North America / optional with additional TPED approval for Europe
  • 2014: Rebuild of massing plant for Acetylene cylinders
  • 2014: Increase of diameter from 286 to 311 mm
  • 2014 - 2015: Continual weight reductions – 10 - 30 % lighter than rest of market
  • 2015 - 2018: Improvement of internal cleanliness values (hydrocarbons, particles)
  • 2016: ISO UN USA approval 80 L 300 BAR for fire suppression industry and 50 L 414 BAR
  • 2018: Improvement of saltspray test hours for ”Longlife PowerCoat“
  • 2019: Extend working pressure for Hydrogen cylinders to 400 BAR

2020

  • 2020: Start of Type IV cylinder production in new composite cylinder facility