HISTORY

COMPANY HISTORY

 
Since 1979, when KA-TE founder Erich Himmler developed the first prototype of a hydraulically driven sewer rehabilitation robot,
nearly 300 KA-TE systems have been delivered around the world. Many of the KA-TE systems being employed every day are 10-15 years old.

THE MOST STATIONS OF THE KA-TE CORPORATE HISTORY:

  • 1979 Erich Himmler begins development of a sewer robot
  • 1980 First robot sewer robot is deployed
  • 1984 Sewer rehabilitation using grinding and filler robots begins in Zurich
  • 1987 The first KA-TE system is sold in Switzerland
  • 1988 The first three systems are delivered to Germany
  • 1994 Shield placing mechanism appears on the market
  • 2004 Test winner of the IKT Product test “Repair Methods for Lateral Connections”
  • 2009 Test winner of the IKT Product test “Repair Methods for Main Sewers”

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