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High Precision Thermoregulation

Peter Huber Kältemaschinenbau was established in 1968 by Peter Huber as one of the first enterprises specialized in the development and construction of temperature control systems. Today our company employs around 250 people at the headquarter in Offenburg, the 'Tango Factory'. In addition, international subsidiaries and trading partners provide a solid foundation for comprehensive support and services all over the world. 

We are the technology leader for high precision thermoregulation solutions in research and industry. Our products ensure precise temperature control in laboratories, pilot plants and production processes throughout the whole world – from -125 °C to +425 °C.

Besides dynamic temperature control systems we develop and produce chillers as well as classic heating and cooling circulators. Typical applications can be found in the automotive industry, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, aerospace engineering and medical industry.

For many applications we supply custom-tailored solution, which we develop in collaboration with our customers.

Milestones and Innovations

Huber temperature control machines have revolutionized the world of temperature control technology. We are the technology leader with our Unistats and inspire users all over the world. The developments from the 'Tango Factory' are ecologically and economically an optimal solution for a variety of temperature control applications.

For the fourth consecutive year we have been presented with the TOP100 award for being one of the most innovative small and middle sized enterprises in Germany. Furthermore, we were awarded in the 'Climate of Innovation' category and as 'Innovator of the year' in the category for companies with up to 250 employees.

The most important milestones and innovations in the company's history:

1968 Founding of the company
by Peter Huber.
1976 Ministat®
The smallest cooling circulator in the world is presented.
1980 Plug & Play controller
Introduction of mutually exchangeable digital controllers.
1986 Dr.-Rudolf-Eberle prize
Innovation prize of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg for development of the Rotostat.
1989 Unistat® Tango®  
A new and highly dynamic temperature control system conquers the world market.
  1994 Founding of the 'Tango Club'
The legendary 'Tango Club' was founded in Switzerland by more than 40 endusers.
1994 Plug & Play controller Compatible Control®
Dialogue-compatible controllers with microprocessors, programmers and cascade controllers.
  2000 Unistat HT
Unistat HT model range for high temperatures up to +400°C.
2001 Wireless Communication
Wireless communication via internet and intranet using a RS232 interface.
  2003 'VPC' –
Pressure Regulation
Introduction of thermostats with integral pressure regulation 'VPC' (Variable Pressure Control).
2005 Tango® Nuevo
Further development of the successful Unistat Tango is setting new standards with 'TAC' (True Adaptive Control).
  2008 CC-Pilot® Controller
Introduction of a highly modern controller with Plug & Play technology, a TFT display and innovative E-Grade function.
2009 TOP100-Innovator
Huber is counted among the 100 most innovative companies which are German medium-sized businesses.
  2009 Petite Fleur®
extends the Unistat range downwards and now allows professional scale-up.
2009 MPC® Heating & Cooling Circulators
with economically priced heating and cooling circulators with basic functions and simple operation.
  2010 TOP100-Innovator
Huber was selected a second time as part of the TOP100 competition amongst the 100 most innovative companies.
2010 Unistat® Hybrid
powerful temperature control solution for very large reaction vessels.
  2011 Innovator and category winner
Amongst the 100 most innovative companies and 1st place in the competition category 'Innovative Climate'.
2012 TOP100-Innovator For the fourth year running Huber has been presented with the Top 100 award.   2012 Pilot ONE®
'One for all and all for one!'

New generation controller, with pioneering technology and advanced control functions.
2014 Grande Fleur®
expands the product offering in the dynamic temperature control range. Users get even more performance at a low price.
  2014 'ECOfit' Certificate
of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg for an exemplary environmental and climate protection.
2015 The Best of German Mittelstand  
We have been awarded with the corporate seal "The Best of German Mittelstand" at the Ambassadors’ Conference.
  2015 E-grade Explore for Unistats®
The new E-grade “Explore” turns your Unistat with Pilot ONE into a powerful process development tool.
2015 Grand Prix of Small and Medium Enterprises  
We are honored at the German “Grand Prix for Small and Medium sized Enterprises” as finalist.
  2015 Craft company of the year
We are the craft company of the year 2015. Another great award and motivation for our team.
2016 "TOP JOB" seal
Huber is honoured as Top Employer for a healthy workplace culture and good working atmosphere.
  2016 TOP100-Innovator
Huber was selected for the fifth time as part of the TOP100 competition amongst the 100 most innovative companies.
2016 Grand Prix of Small and Medium Enterprises
Huber is honoured at the German “Grand Prix for Small and Medium sized Enterprises” as "Top winner of 2016"
  2016 Environment Award
The German state of Baden-Württemberg rewarded Huber for their pioneering work in developing environmentally friendly temperature control technologies.
2017 KISS® Circulators
Launch of the new KISS series heating and cooling circulators for the laboratory.
2017 OPC-UA
Introduction of the OPC-UA Protocol. Huber temperature control units are ready for the Internet of Things (IOT).
2017 TOP JOB

Recognition as a top employer with excellent working environment and secure workplaces.
  2017 Huber purchases Van der Heijden
The purchase of Van der Heijden Labortechnik further extends the product portfolio.
2017 Chiller with OLÉ controller  
Launch of a new range of chillers up to 20 kW cooling capacity with new OLÉ controller.
  2017 TOP 100 Award
Awarded as "Innovator of the Year" in the size class for companies over 200 employees.
2018   Huber 50th Anniversary
We celebrate 50 years of Huber and dedicate the jubilee year entirely to the founder and visionary Peter Huber.
  2018 Chiller with CO2 as refrigerant
The first Unichiller with carbon dioxide as a refrigerant is another milestone in environmentally friendly refrigeration.
2018 Piccolo cooler with Peltier technology
New model range with refrigerant-free, thermoelectric circulation chillers with Peltier technology.
  2018 Obituary Peter Huber company founder
Peter Huber company founder, longtime CEO and Supervisory Board Chairman, died on June 12, 2018 aged 77.
2018 TOP 100 Award
Once again the award of "Innovator of the Year" has been won by Huber. We are the first company to defend our title in the Top100 competition.
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