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1982-1996

1982: KAEFER receives a large order from Indonesia for the construction of an LNG gas liquefaction plant.

1984: Europe’s coldest large wind tunnel is built in Cologne. Know-how from KAEFER makes it possible.

1985: KAEFER takes on the interior outfitting of a hotel and office complex in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

1986: Competence in interiors. The ferries Karl Carstens and Peter Pan are equipped by the insulation specialists from Bremen.

In New Zealand, KAEFER builds the first large-scale plant for the direct conversion of natural gas into high-quality fuel.

1987: KAEFER insulates the storage tanks of a brewery in China.

1989: KAEFER sets up KAEFER Entsorgungstechnik GmbH, making an important contribution to health and environmental safety.

1990: KAEFER opens new branches in the Czech Republic and Hungary. In France too, KAEFER takes the first steps towards establishing a presence.

KAEFER sets up subsidiaries in France, Britain, Sweden, Hungary, Indonesia and Korea.

1995: Capital and management are split. The owners retire from active management and focus on their role as shareholders and their responsibilities as members of the advisory board.

1996: KAEFER develops the new sound-absorbing foil MICROSORBER® in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute.