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Founded in 1976, KA-TE PMO AG is the first company in the world to have manufactured remote-controlled robots for sewer rehabilitation. Today, rehabilitation specialists around the world value the outstanding quality and economic efficiency of the KA-TE method. The team based at company headquarters in Altendorf in Switzerland, located directly on Lake Zurich, devotes its significant specialist skills to developing, improving and servicing our robot systems. Always with a claim to utmost precision – from the smallest screw to a fully equipped system vehicle. Based on decades of experience and a focus on the practical demands of carrying out partial repairs to wastewater pipelines, we build robot systems that count among the best on the market, as evidenced by the IKT product tests “Repair Methods for Main Sewers” and “Repair Methods for Lateral Connections”. More than 360 KA-TE systems and 120 compact systems have been delivered to customers since 1979, the year KA-TE founder Erich Himmler and his team developed the first prototype of a hydraulically powered sewer rehabilitation robot. Many of the KA-TE systems in active use are more than 20 years old.


KA-TE’s basic principle has remained the same ever since the company’s foundation in the 1970s. The practical requirements of day-to-day rehabilitation work consistently serve as our point of orientation. Our claim is to provide customers with efficient and robust machines of outstanding quality that contribute towards the efficiency and quality of sewer rehabilitation and reliably go about their work under even the most demanding conditions – year after year. Our high quality standards apply as much to development and production as they do to service and maintenance. We set great store by high-quality components and technology, absolute precision of design and the expertise of our employees to ensure the best possible functionality of KA-TE robots. Our customers and partners can count on a reliable cooperation: from punctual order processing and fast spare part delivery to technical support: we promise that your concern will be handled with speed and competence.