The first pump oiler invented by Jakob Preßl in 1914 The company’s founder Jakob Preßl (1892 – 1941) Subsequent products Today’s oiler, its design was awarded the Rot Dot Design Award Logo of Preßl’s sons PRESSOL® Subsequent versions Current version
The world in which we live has overtaken the 20th century in many ways. It is more professional, international, technical and fast-paced than a hundred years ago. New brands, products and product families are introduced very quickly with strong, colourful advertising, but all too often prove to be short lived. Very often an attempt is made to use the ingredients of an existing success story by simply mixing them together again and presenting them in glowing terms. However, it does not help simply to imitate success – for a real success story the right ingredients and a lot of patience are required. One such story began about a hundred years ago, as Jakob Preßl invented his pump oiler, with which one could spray oil onto inaccessible parts of a machine at the press of a finger. This was an activity which he was required to do as a machinist on an Adriatic steamer, and he had long been searching for a solution. What followed was, as he described as his “prickly” journey – a tedious process to bring his new product to the market. Having orginally started making his oiler in a small workshop, the company grew to a medium size, found new sales opportunities abroad and gradually developed a wider product range, which growing piece by piece, were manufactured on their own premises. Nowadays Pressol is known all over the world for its quality and is active in many areas involving lubrication and workshop equipment. And although we have distributed some of our load to our production facilities abroad, we strive to maintain the skills and knowledge which have taken us forward: In addition to product development, production is still done in-house. Even after a hundred years we still remember our history, with all its highs and lows. Just like Jakob Preßl we keep our eyes open, to find things that can be improved. We are not afraid of big challenges, in fact we work hard to maintain our success. Of course we benefit from the experience which we have gained over many decades – engineering expertise, suitability for purpose and quality awareness. With this in mind, we celebrate our big anniversary and look forward to serving our customers in the coming years. Sincere greetings from Rudolf Schlenker executive director
Company premises in Nuremberg The Pressol story starts at the time At first he had no success with his 1942, he died in a way which, at when the First World War was just new invention – the necessary this time, one would not have about to begin and horse drawn financial backing to produce the expected – he was the victim of a carriages were much more com- oiler was not available. Only at the traffic accident. His three sons took mon on the streets than motor end of the First World War was he over the business and first had to vehicles. On the Adriatic, steam able to found his small company witness its complete destruction, powered ships were begininng to in Nuremberg. He probably never before they were able, with a lot of be replaced with diesel powered imagined that the name that he effort, to rebuild it after the war. ones. A machinist, who had to chose would still exist as a recog- lubricate the machinery, often nized brand a hundred years later: However, the “Wirtschaftswunder” cursed the cumbersome oil cans, His own name enhanced with an (economic miracle) was also in with which he was often unable O. In a creative way, this combines the air in Nuremberg in 1948 and to reach the right places and from the two key characterstics of his things rapidly improved. More which, in heavy seas, a lot of oil products: the process of “pressing types of oil cans and sheet metal spilled. This man, named Jakob or squeezing” and the oil which is products increased the product Preßl, could not get the idea of a thereby delivered. range and plastic was included “pump oiler” out of his head. He as a new manufacturing material. spent many long hours develo- The small plant grew steadily and A sales network was built up and ping the principle of using finger in 1935 they moved into larger feelers were put out abroad. A pressure to “shoot” lubricating oil, premises. However, Preßl himself new plant with production and without any loss, through a small did not have the pleasure of seeing administrative buildings was built curved tube to exactly the correct the business grow for very long. on land purchased in 1950. The spot where it was required. At the beginning of the Second move took place in 1956. Three World War, on the 20th September years later, mention was made in Patent certificates from 1917 and 1920 Changeover from manual production to manufacturing Official birth year of Pressol in Nuremberg 4 1 9 1 Move to larger premises Death of Jakob Preßl, his three sons take over Reconstruction of the company after the war Construction of new company buildings in Nuremberg Move to new factory at 1-3 Knebelstr in Nuremberg 0 2 9 1 0 3 9 1 0 4 9 1 0 5 9 1 0 6 9 1 World War 1 World War 2
PRESSOL HISTORY Company archive photos from the 1960s “Das Buch mit alten Firmen der the fall of the “Iron Curtain”, part of quite close to the French head Stadt Nürnberg” (“The book of old the production was moved to the office in Sélestat. companies in the city of Nurem- neighbouring Czech Republic. In 2010 a large logistic center was berg”) of a 120 strong workforce, opened in the Czech Republic, an excellent reputation at home At the end of the 1990s the from where products are delivered and abroad, connections in over 50 company was modernised bit by all over the world. countries and an export share of bit. Over the years older product 30% of sales. groups have been updated to In 2014 Pressol is a healthy com- match the new requirements, pro- pany with several branches, an In the 1960s – in the hilly coun- duction has been optimised and international distribution network tryside of the Bayerischen Waldes product development has been and reliable partners in diesel (Bavarian Forest) – the Falkenstein brought right up to date. During technology and electric pump plant was created, this was where, this time even the classic oiler manufacturing. The continuous a few years later, plastic produc- has been given a new look. The development of our products with tion expanded. In the early 1970s successful design was awarded the reliable quality standards ensures the company expanded into the Red Dot Design Award. continuous customer satisfaction USA and in 1980 a branch was – a success story, which continues founded in Sélestat in France. In In the new millennium more chan- even after 100 years. 1988 another one was founded ges have been made to secure the in Italy. In the same year manu- future positioning of the company: facturing using zinc die casting In 2009 the firm moved away from was started. More and more new the long-term base in Nuremberg. products required the expansion Administration and sales moved of the Falkenstein plant and after to Umkirch near Freiburg, and thus Founding of Pressol Selestat in France 3rd building phase in Falkenstein (warehouse) Production facility in Zdemyslice / CZ New management structure introduced Construction of production facility in Falkenstein Founding of Pressol Schaumburg / Illinois USA Expansion of manufacturing in Falkenstein to 1000 m 1st production in Domažlice (CZ / BHW) Move from Zdemyslice to new factory in Blovice Additional factory in Blovice STS ISO-certification / new factory in Lnarce Logistic centre moved from Regensburg to Nova Hospoda / CZ 0 7 9 1 0 8 9 1 0 9 9 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 Start of manufacturing of plastic parts for oiler pumps Zinc die casting manufacturing Development of pneumatic pumps 1987/88 Development of group 17 (hand pumps) and 27 (waste oil collection equipment) Special oiler, oiler with flexible spout, metal funnels Production of plastic funnels in Falkenstein Own production of grease guns and plastic measuring cups in Falkenstein started Founding of Pressol Italy New controller for pneumatic motors Group 03 and 04 oilers new design s p m u p - x x a m e r P f o t r a t S d e t r a t s n o i t c u d o r p l e e r e b a C l d e t r a t s n o i t c u d o r p l e e r e s o H d e t r a t s n o i t c u d o r p r e t s i n a C Own production of measuring cups (plastic) and tank mounts started Meter production started (mechanical and electric) 4 1 0 2 New grease gun line 2014.1, new sprayer programme, new suction and push guns programme
FROM THE EU IN THE WHOLE WORLD Made by PRESSOL – these are not empty words. About 90% of our products are manufactured in-house at our own sites. The production is subject to permanent quality control. This page provides an insight into the diversity of our products. On the following pages, using the example of our pneumatic pumps, we show you an impression of the normal day-to-day activities. The diversity of our products is matched by the materials used, and the means and methods involved. 9O% OF MANUFAC TURING IN HOUSE OVER Grease Supply Systems Grease Gun Manufacturing Tank Assembly Welding / Hand Painting Plastics Department
CNC-Processing / Turning Shop Reinforced Hose Manufacturing Hand Pump Manufacturing Cable Drum Manufacturing Hose Real Manufacturing UREA-Technology
Our products are in use in their thousands and considered as essential and truck workshops, in mines and quarries, airports and marine for many every day work situations. One can find them in car environments, and also in the chemical and food industries. However, it is very seldom that the story behind a product is revealed. Each product has a long journey behind it before it gets to serial production. Also from production until distribution, a product goes through a long series of stages. As an example we have traced the path of a pneumatic pump. Since the late 1980s pneumatic pumps have been developed, manufactured and constantly improved in-house. Nowadays the range includes six different types of oil and grease pumps, which are available in several variations and numerous combinations with other products, and are able to satisfy all possible requirements.
DEVELOPMENT 1 At the beginning is an idea - the idea for a new product, its improvement or further development. What follows is an ongoing consultation process including the application requirements, creative thinking, the rules of serial production, customer requirements and increasing quality standards. It is necessary to find not only the best convergence, but also to achieve the optimum in every respect wherever possible. Although our knowledge of 25 years acquired in pneumatic pump manufacturing often enough paves the way, the continuous further development of our products remains a challenge not to be underestimated.
2 DIE CASTING + PLASTIC Zinc die casting of the control housing in serial production Plastic injection molding of the distributor
Machining of the pump cylinder in our CNC machining centre Quality control of the connecting flange after machining PROCESSING 3
8 SERVICE Irrespective of high standards, where people work mistakes cannot always be avoided. If you are affected, PRESSOL‘s service department will assist you quickly and easily. The service department works according to LEAN- standards and uses the FIFO-principles. This means that your service requests will be dealt with quickly. However, should you initially require a replacement unit, we can provide this for you. We regard complaints not as a nuisance but as an opportunity. Complaints from customers provide immediate feedback and therefore the possibility of making our products even better. As the saying goes, better is the enemy of good. Dear ladies and gentlemen,, I have a somewhat unusual request. About 24 years ago, as a child, I bought a Pressol oil can with my pocket money. Until now it has always been a faithful companion, whether with my first bicycle, later a moped and also with my first car. Unfortunately over this long period the screw cap has cracked, although I have always treated it with care. In the meantime I have bought another oil can from Pressol but it takes 300ml and is no longer so nice and small like my old one. The 300ml oil can was also the only one offered by our dealer in this area. To return again to my old oil can …. first of all I wanted to throw it away. But it hurts me deep down because I have had it for so long and it is part of my life. Probably not ever yone understands how I can feel like this about such a thing. My question is this, can you possibily provide me with suitable cap, or maybe a similar model and if yes, how much would it cost? You can see the pictures in I thank you in advance for your assistance and I would be pleased to get a reply from you. the attachment. your faithfully, Henkel
170 km north west from Moscow PRESSOL delivered a complete solution for daily lu- brication and scheduled oil changes of all work benches of a wagon building factory – from hand oilers to complete equipment for 10 storage areas with oil discharge. It also included special mobile oil changing facilities and central waste oil collection point. A complete industrial design, a turnkey solution from PRESSOL. Use of PRESSOL products and special equipment on ships and for rescue operations of the Spanish army. Head office, factory or warehouse Sales partner Countries with several sales partners or sales partners based in other countries Nowhere in Africa · Quote from an email enquiry: […] Our Pressol hand lever grease gun has accompanied us for one and half decades and thus has already more than 200.000 kilometers in Africa behind it. Somewhere in the middle of nowhere, while greasing a spring, the original sealing ring fell victim to the tropical climate. We solved the problem in the African way and cut a new one. The African solutions are cheap to get, but the same applies as in African car repair workshops: They have striking similarities with a daily newspaper – every day there is something new. The German handmade replacement cut from a bicycle inner tube naturally did not last as long as the original seal. There- fore we are now looking for an original […]
For many years oil changes have been performed daily for thousands of Russian buses, in a variety of workshops – 24 hours a day using the Oil Managment System from Pressol. Planned and turnkey installed. Since 2006, hundreds of kilometers from the nearest town, in a diamond mine, a complete oil supply system with an oil management system from Pressol has been operating. Safe, Dependable. Trouble-free. Use of Pressol products in factories in South Korea. Supplier to the Turkish airport operator PRESSOL WORLDWIDE Almost since the company was founded Pressol has delivered products all over the world. Pressol products were available in neighbouring Austria very quickly, and shortly after the Second World War there was the first representative in France. Today Pressol is represented in over one hundred countries through subsidiaries, distributors and importers. Pressol products can be found on all five continents – in the coldest regions such as Siberia or the polar regions, as well as in tropical climates and in desert areas. More than 5000 products are used in agricul- ture, industry, the automotive industry, construction, by oil companies and hardware manufacturers. Wher- ever media such as fresh oil, waste oil, grease, diesel and urea (Ad blue) are stored, pumped or measured, Pressol is a sought after partner. In particular, funnels, oilers, grease guns, pumps and measuring vessels are used in workshops worldwide.
2O14 The new grease gun range PRELIxx 2014.1, PRELIxx PRO 2014.1 The new push type- and suction guns 2014.1 The PRESSOL sales team Yann Muller David Fekete Laurent Herment Volker H. Dietz Sylvain Pelegris
A nd now to the future. Our sales team, curious and fascinated, examine new products at an in-house exhibition: a grease gun which will bring colour to the workshop, a sprayer with a completely new spray head which, when pressed once, sprays twice, a new generation of push type- and suction guns etc., etc., etc. Should you also be a little curious now - and we think that might just be the case – then just visit our website or pick up the phone. The new, double acting sprayers for home, garden and industrial use The PRESSOL sales department +49 7665 9346 0 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pressol.com Jolanda Gadon Saskia Fix Julia Jauch Petra Wick Marcel Schnalke Sandra Santos