1961: The new vacuum technology department begins manufacturing their first vacuum pumps at RUDOLF BRAND in Wertheim, Germany. With innovative and high quality products, business expands so much in the following years that VACUUBRAND GMBH + CO KG is spun off on January 1, 1985 as an independent company. Today, more than 50 years after the first BRAND vacuum pump, VACUUBRAND offers the most comprehensive family of products for generating, measuring and regulating vacuum for rough and fine vacuum applications in the laboratory. The company has earned a place among the ranks of the leading vacuum suppliers in the world.