Together with two business partners, Hanspeter Gafner founded STEBATEC in 1990. Anchored in electrical planning, it was his vision to develop into a supplier of complete solutions for measurement and control technology and automation, and to do so in high quality. To achieve this goal, STEBATEC became one of the leading driving forces in the European water and wastewater market. We offer our customers from all over Europe comprehensive services and innovative solutions in the fields of flow measurement, discharge control, sewer network control, alarm systems, and process control engineering and control systems for the automation of sewage treatment plants and sewer networks, water supply, steam, and hot water plants, district heating, hydroelectric power plants and for water regulation. Our headquarters are in Switzerland; we have subsidiaries and agencies in Germany and Austria.
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City of Biel becomes a new customer
The cooperation is of great importance for the development of STEBATEC. The automation and maintenance of more than 20 wastewater and groundwater regulation structures have always been important contracts for STEBATEC and formed a reliable basis for the company’s development..
Number of employees 5
Foundation of STEBATEC Messtechnik GmbH
The business segment flow measurement, which has been pursued with great priority since 2004 as a second mainstay to complement the automation business, has developed well. Kilian Hesse, who is responsible for the division, is becoming independent by outsourcing it to the newly founded GmbH and can thus continue to drive the division forward with his own strategy.
Number of employees 10
With the founding of today’s STEBATEC AG, Hanspeter Gafner and Peter Stegmann withdraw from the operational management of the company and hand it over to Kilian Hesse, who at the same time appoints Heinrich Hesse and Ernst Lüdi as partners to the management. The automation and measurement technology divisions are merged again in STEBATEC AG.
Start of development partially filled flow measurements
The development of partially filled flow measurements on the basis of ultrasonic transit time difference took about 2 years in the first stage. The novel systems were first presented at the IFAT in Munich in 2014.
Start of development of web-based process control systems
Foundation of STEBATEC GmbH Germany
In order to further expand business in Germany, the management has decided to open a branch office in Germany to ensure greater customer proximity and easier customs clearance.
Partnership with PP Engineering
Research project INKA
Start of research and development work on dynamic/integral control of sewer networks, together with EAWAG and other companies For STEBATEC, this project is also the basis for international recognition and acceptance.
The novel alarm system STEBalarm reached the status of the best-selling product of STEBATEC within a few years. At the same time, the system is the new basis for data networking of decentralised plants and an important milestone in the company’s history.
Number of employees 25
Number of employees 30
Market launch of the new LDM flow measurement
Number of employees 35