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Group History

The interactive timeline below details the history of the custom pump manufacturer, KNF Group - from its inception in 1946 to present day, including pump innovations, office openings, and other milestones.

  • 1946
    Foundation
  • 1962
    Erich Becker joins
  • 1964
    First corrosion-resistant pumps
  • 1966
    Changing the ownership
  • 1967
    KNF Diaphragm
    Focus
  • 1968
    KNF France
  • 1969
    Move to Freiburg-Munzingen
  • 1971
    Double-diaphragm pumps
  • 1972
    KNF Italy
  • 1974
    First temperature-resistant diaphragm pumps
  • 1977
    KNF USA
  • 1978
    KNF UK
  • 1979
    KNF Switzerland
  • 1982
    Resonance chamber system
  • 1983
    KNF Japan
  • 1988
    KNF Flodos
  • 1990
    Structured Diaphragm
  • 1991
    KNF Verder B.V. Netherlands
  • 1994
    First LAB systems
  • 1996
    KNF Belgium
  • 1997
    KNF Korea
  • 1998
    New FEM line
  • 1999
    KNF Taiwan
  • 2000
    KNF Sweden/Handover
  • 2004
    NF 5
  • 2006
    First solenoid pumps
  • 2007
    KNF China
  • 2008
    Latin America
  • 2009
    KNF India
  • 2012
    KNF Micro
  • 2014
    Singapore
  • 2015
    Australia and New Zealand
Periods of time
  • 1946 - 1969
  • 1970 - 1979
  • 1980 - 1989
  • 1990 - 1999
  • 2000 - 2009
  • 2010 - today