History - Bosch Industriekessel

History - Bosch Industriekessel

The successful history of Bosch Industriekessel began with its founding in 1865. Today the company continues to be synonymous with the highest levels of expertise in industrial boiler construction.

  • 1865

    Company founded by Philipp Loos in Neustadt (Palatinate).

  • 1879

    Relocation to Offenbach am Main owing to steady company growth.

  • 1917

    Theodor Loos establishes "Eisenwerk Theodor Loos GmbH" in Gunzenhausen (Bavaria). Starts to develop series production of industrial boilers.

  • 1952

    Patent application for the horizontal 3-pass flame and smoke tube boiler with internal water-flushed rear flue gas reversing chamber.

  • 1958

    Expansion of factory at Schlungenhof, Gunzenhausen for the production of medium-sized boilers.

  • 1959

    Expansion of factory at Bischofshofen, Austria.

  • 1962

    Founding of Loos Austria in Bischofshofen, Austria.

  • 1966

    The world's first deployment of a numerically controlled flame cutting machine in steam boiler manufacturing.

  • 1975

    The company's development and production of its own electronic boiler control and safety systems leads to significant safety improvements in the operation of steam boilers.

  • 1980

    Commissioning of a CNC-controlled sheet metal processing centre and electronic production planning system.

  • 1981

    Loos becomes more active internationally, establishing a branch of its own in Asia. Over the next few years, numerous new sales subsidiaries and representative offices are set up all over the world.

  • 1987

    The company supplies its 50,000th boiler.

  • 2001

    Commissioning of the first welding robot for shell boilers for the fully automatic exterior welding of the boiler body.

  • 2002

    Development and market launch of a new PLC-based boiler control.

  • 2003

    The newly developed System Control is launched to complement the existing boiler control.

  • 2004

    Launch of the water analyzer.

    The company adds Teleservice to its range of customer services.

    Modern scalable control systems and standard bus systems permit the smooth integration of different boilers and modules.

  • 2005

    The production hall at the plant in Schlungenhof, Gunzenhausen is expanded due to increased production.

    Ceremony to celebrate the inauguration of a new hall, the handover of the 100,000th Loos boiler to the end customer, and the company's 140th anniversary.

  • 2007

    Worldwide demand for high-quality boiler systems is such that another production hall is built in Schlungenhof specifically for the production of industrial boilers.

    Development and market launch of a next-generation boiler control and system control.

  • 2009

    Launch of the new Universal Modular Boiler (U-MB) steam boiler series in the high output range from 200 to 2,000 kg/h. This marks Loos' transition to a sole focus on shell boilers and the associated modular technology.

    Loos becomes a subsidiary of Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH.

  • 2011

    Loos Deutschland GmbH and Loos Austria GmbH are renamed "Bosch Industriekessel GmbH" and "Bosch Industriekessel Austria GmbH" respectively.

  • 2012

    Bosch Industriekessel products are sold under the Bosch brand name for the first time.

  • 2015

    A special company anniversary: 150 years - passion for power.