History

1987

Both Dipl. mechanical engineers, Gerhard Kieser and Uwe Kirchenbauer, founded the engineering office Kieser-Kirchenbauer GdbR.
The main focus was set on constructing and planning for the research center of Karlsruhe.

1989

Foundation of the manufacturing plant Kieser-Kirchenbauer GdbR.
As an industrial part of the company the projects of the engineering office were realized.

1990

A large and very experienced manufacturer of gloveboxes gave up.
The German government canceled investments for nuclear technology, which forced this company to take this step. A won tender of the Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe, containing the supply of 10 stainless steel gloveboxes, is the first step into the commercial planning and manufacturing of gloveboxes for our young company.

1997

Takeover of Hilligardt Konstruktions GmbH.
The company has been actively dealt with all glovebox issues for 15 years. Through this acquisition, the companies received further access to specific know-how in nuclear technology, particularly very unique and detailed knowledge and experience in the planning and manufacturing of gloveboxes and isolators.

1998

Fusion of the engineering office and manufacturing plant into Kiki Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH.
Kiki Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH has fundamentally two product groups. On the one hand the automatization in mechanical engineering as a supplier for handling and gripper technology. On the other hand the production of gloveboxes and isolators for research and industry.

2000

In 2000, a solid growth enabled us to move into our own company building in Malsch near Karlsruhe.
Here, we have created the basic conditions for a successful development of the company group.

2006

GS GLOVEBOX Systemtechnik GmbH was created by changing the name of Hilligardt Konstruktions GmbH.
Over 25 years experience in the theory and manufacturing of gloveboxes as well as isolators were focussed in this company.

2015

Sievert Metalltechnik was transformed into GS MEGA Metall GmbH.
Another, great step. In October 2015, we acquired our long-term supplier for shaping of sheet metal. Now our both companies are working together even more closely through the in-house production of the housings, interlocks and all other sheet metal parts of our gloveboxes. This guarantees the highest quality and more flexibility in the production process.

2016

GS GLOVEBOX Systemtechnik GmbH and kiki Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH are still managed by the company's founders, Gerhard Kieser and Uwe Kirchenbauer.
Together with the recently acquired GS MEGA Metall GmbH, the three companies are fully prepared for the challenges of the future and are looking forward to many successful years.