HOERBIGER at a Glance

  • Successful since 1895
  • Foundation as the majority shareholder
  • 1.130 billion euros in sales in 2020
  • Over 5,849 employees worldwide
  • 123 locations in over 40 countries

HOERBIGER is active throughout the world in the oil, gas, and process industries, in the automotive industry, and in safety solutions. In 2020, its 5,849 employees achieved sales of 1.130 billion euros in 123 locations and 40 countries. Our products and services are used in reciprocating compressors, gas flow control units, vehicle transmissions, gas-powered engines, automobile hydraulics, and comprehensive explosion protection solutions. It is our shared ambition to deliver excellence for our customers. As a result, we create an environment which allows our employees to develop their full potential and demonstrate initiative: people and success go hand in hand at HOERBIGER.


With his development of what at the time was a highly innovative steel plate valve, in 1895 Hanns Hörbiger laid the foundation for the present Group. This development furthered the evolution of blast furnace technology and prepared the way for pressure chemistry.

Hanns Hörbiger's second eldest son Alfred started the in-house production of valves in Vienna-Simmering in 1931. In the years after the end of the Second World War, his wife Martina Hörbiger managed to strengthen the company's international relationships, creating the basis for today's Group and its global operations with 123 locations in more than 40 countries.

HOERBIGER Facts and Figures

Year Sales in billion Euro Employees as of Dec. 31st (including temporary employees)
2020 1,130 5.849
2019 1.149 6,719
2018 1.222 6,944
2017 1.173 7,300
2016 1.067 6,800
2015 1.115 6,858
2014 1.088 7,004

Products – Services – Core Competencies

Strategic Business Unit Compression Technology

Key components for reciprocating compressors

  • Valves
  • Rings and packings
  • Control and monitoring systems

Key components for rotary compressors

  • Valves
  • Controls

Key components for air brake, refrigeration and air-conditioning compressors

  • Reed valves
  • Cylinder head units

Key components for industrial gas engines

  • Ignition systems
  • Controls and instruments
  • Engine management systems
  • Gas metering valves and actuators

Safety products

  • Solutions for dust, oil mist, and gas explosion protection
  • Consulting, engineering and testing services for custom explosion protection concepts
  • Solutions for electrostatic spark discharge prevention
  • Relief and check valves
  • Electrohydraulic safety valve actuators
  • Piezo-pneumatic pressure regulators and positioners

Services for compressors,turbines, and industrial gas engines

  • Spare parts
  • Repair
  • Upgrade and revamp
  • System operation

Core Competencies

  • Fluid technology
  • Mechanics
  • Thermo and gas dynamics
  • Metallurgy
  • Polymer technology
  • Piezotechnology
  • Control engineering
  • Electronics
  • Software

Strategic Business Unit Drive Technology

  • Synchronizer systems for manual and dual-clutch transmissions
  • Pneumatic gearshift support systems
  • Design and testing of synchronizer systems

Core Competencies

  • Tribology
  • Pneumatics
  • Design and testing expertise
  • Metal forming technology
  • Machining technology

Hydraulic Systems Business Division

  • Compact Motion Technology for mechanical and plant engineering
  • Hydraulic comfort systems for passenger cars

Core Competencies

  • Hydraulics
  • Electronics
  • Sensor systems
  • Software
  • Control engineering