The ALUP Centennial – 100 Years of Excellence

This year, marks a truly remarkable milestone in the history of ALUP Kompressoren. We are proudly celebrating our 100th anniversary – a century of unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction.

This year, ALUP is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
That means:

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100 years of excellence
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100 years of innovation
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100 years of efficiency
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100 years of service
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100 years of quality

Driven by technology, designed by experience.

Discover what happens when passion for technology meets 100 years of hands-on industrial experience: Outstanding products that allow you to focus on your job. Our extensive product range features the right machine for you, including the options that meet your performance requirements perfectly.

The high energy efficiency of our compressors ensures a fast return on investment while reducing your carbon footprint. And because customer proximity is one of our hallmarks, we will make sure that you will always be one step ahead when your needs change.

Where it all began

Our journey began in 1923, when Adolf Ehmann, a master mechanic, left his well-paid position to establish a small mechanical workshop in Köngen near Stuttgart. Little did he know that this humble beginning would lead to the globally recognized brand that ALUP is today. Today, ALUP is a global brand recognized around the world.

A legacy of innovation

Our legacy of innovation is deeply embedded in our DNA. In 1925, just two years after our founding, we developed our very first piston compressor. This was a significant step forward in the world of compressed air technology. Over the years, we continued to push the boundaries of innovation, introducing multi-stage piston compressors, mobile compressors, and various accessories to cater to diverse industrial needs.

However it was in 1978 that we made a groundbreaking move by launching our first line of rotary screw compressors. This innovation revolutionized the industry, setting the stage for our continuous evolution.

Pioneering efficiency

In 1990, we took another leap forward by introducing variable speed drive (VSD) compressors to our product portfolio. These compressors set new standards in energy efficiency, significantly reducing operating costs and minimizing our environmental footprint. We were not content with resting on our laurels; we continued to expand our offerings with water-injected screw compressors.

What hasn’t changed during all those years of expansion is our commitment to excellence, to our customers and to sustainable compressed air solutions.

Joining the Atlas Copco Group

In 2007, we became part of the prestigious Atlas Copco Group, headquartered in Sweden. This partnership provided us with the strength and resources to enhance our product development further. Our dedication to quality and innovation was unwavering.

Service excellence

In 2017, we expanded our services with our unique ALUP service concept, ensuring that our customers receive the utmost care and support. We opened service branches across Germany to be closer to our customers and meet their evolving needs.

Expanding horizons

In 2021, we expanded our offerings to include project business and special solutions, allowing us to provide comprehensive compressed air systems tailored to our customers' specific requirements. Our skid solutions offer flexibility, and our use of modern 3D drawings ensures that every detail is perfected before implementation.

In 2022, we proudly introduced a new range of oil-free rotary and screw models to our extensive product portfolio. Our Evoluto series, available from 7.5 to 160 kW starting in 2023, fills the last gap in our range of machines with permanent magnet motors.

Now we're not just looking back on our 100th year; we're setting our sights on the future.

A Future of Promise

As we celebrate our 100 years of excellence, we are reminded that our success is built on a foundation of innovation, quality, and customer-centric values. The future holds endless possibilities, and we are committed to remaining at the forefront of compressed air technology. ALUP is not just a brand; it's a testament to a century of dedication and a promise of a future filled with innovation and sustainable solutions.




Our solutions are developed for all sectors. Thanks to our ingenious combination of energy efficiency, cost efficiency and top performance, we offer you the best solution. We pay meticulous attention to always remaining on the cutting edge of technology. We are constantly evolving and ensure the necessary flexibility, thanks to customer proximity.

A wide range of products

Only those who offer the right product, are able to present the best solution. Our wide product range includes everything from simple professional applications to complete industrial equipment. With us as your partner, you can focus on your core business and rely on us for all aspects regarding your compressed air supply.

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