Since 1974, we have been making use of water pressure with extremely powerful and reliable high-pressure systems.
The KAMAT company idea was to put water under extremely high-pressure and to use this static energy in a targeted way. This pressure can operate hydraulic systems but it can also be converted into dynamic energy, i.e. high speed. A high-speed water jet is enormously useful for many purposes: it cuts, drills, grinds, saws, peels and a lot of other things. Over KAMAT’s 40 years, innumerable possible applications for our high-pressure technology have been developed and are still being developed.
Today we develop and produce high-pressure pumps, high-pressure systems, as well as pump accessories, on the highest technical level.
With experience acquired over decades, KAMAT has designed pumps with operating pressures up to 3,500 bar and driving power up to 1,500 kW to a level where they are mature enough for production. Our products convince customers worldwide and from the most varied sectors, where they are found in mines in China and on drilling rigs in the Atlantic. Since the management buy-out by the former Managing Director Dipl.-Ing. Karl J. Sprakel in 1979, KAMAT has been owner-managed and today it is in the second generation. For us and our customers, this means high reliability on all levels. Reliable equipment, service and relationships for, and with, our customers is our past, present and future.
In 2014, the opportunity arose to purchase suitable buildings in Salinger Feld. After its renovation, the entire machining production was moved to Plant II and Plant I was reserved for assembly and administration after a general overhaul. The machinery was completely converted to the most modern processing machines on the market.
2012 to 2014
Building on success was always a high priority for the management: Future capability arises when one thinks beyond the present day – both, in the development and manufacture of products as well as in the management of the company.
Thus 2012 was a year in which many changes took place:
The administration and the production systems were extended and modernized with the main focus on improved operating processes. Manufacture was provided with its own works near the old site, in which unmanned shifts are also possible. The previous works were further extended and provided with (among other things) a modern paint-coating system, as well as a new test rig with 1 MW (megawatt) installed power.
After 38 years of successful management, Dipl.-Ing. Karl J. Sprakel transferred responsibility to the next generation in 2012: After they had already spent some years in developing the company, Dipl.-Ing. Jan G. Sprakel and Dr.-Ing. Andreas Wahl now took over sole company management. Karl J. Sprakel has supported the company since then with his experience as a chairman of the advisory board. In October 2014, the company KAMAT GmbH & Co. KG was formed from the company KAMAT Pumpen GmbH & Co. KG.
1987 to 2012
Dipl.-Ing. Jan G. Sprakel and Dipl.-Oek. Dirk K. Sprakel entered the company after completing their studies. As an engineer, Jan G. Sprakel committed himself to the further technical development of the products and in 2000 took over technical management. Dirk K. Sprakel became manager of the project “Water Fog”, a new product branch of KAMAT which concentrated on fire-fighting with water fog. In 1997, this department was integrated into the company FOGTEC with Dirk K. Sprakel as sole managing director. In this way, both companies with their respective core competencies could develop further on a targeted path.
1983 to 1987
As well as the growing organically, Karl Sprakel, an engineer and competent businessman, also took the opportunity in 1983 to purchase of the company Hochdruck-Apparatebau Witten. The drive components of the Witten company were an extension to the existing product spectrum. The merged companies were jointly settled in the industrial area Witten-Annen, and from there operated under the trade name KAMAT Pumpen. Thanks to intensive research & development work, the company was to become one of the market leaders in high-pressure technology. This success required the construction of a second workshop in 1987.
1979 to 1983
The American parent company separated from their European subsidiary in 1979. The former Managing Director Dipl.-Ing. Karl J. Sprakel made use of this opportunity: He took over the company and put it on the path to further progress under the name Myers-Europe Pumpen. At this time, the new owner had already identified the key factors for future market success: Development & improvement, as well as an international marketing network. This idea was driven forward.
1974 to 1979
The origin of KAMAT dates back to the 1st January 1974: The company Myers Europe GmbH was founded in Essen as a European affiliate of a large American pump manufacturer, and concentrated on the manufacture of triplex high-pressure plunger pumps. By 1979 a complete high-pressure pump program was developed there, including the necessary accessories.