Compressed air guzzles a lot of electricity, even in places you wouldn’t expect: in dentist's offices, for example, where compressed air drives the drill. In other fields, compressed air is used to drive coating machines, clean pipe systems, and inflate plastic blanks into PET bottles like a balloon.
One of the leading manufacturers of these air compressors is Kaeser Kompressoren SE in Coburg, Germany. Could Carl Kaeser, who founded the company in 1919, ever have imagined in his wildest dreams that nearly 100 years later his mechanical engineering shop would be exporting products to more than 100 countries and be one of the leading industry experts? The fact is that he laid the groundwork for a business that is still being run by his descendants today.