The history of Alldos and Grundfos
In 1968, Wolfgang Eichler, a young development engineer, founded
Alldos Eichler KG. Eichler had graduated from the Karlsruhe
Engineering School in 1963 and had started working as a project
engineer for a dosing and disinfection devices manufacturer in the
Karlsruhe area. In 1968, he decided to go into business for
himself. He chose the name Alldos, because he wanted to be able to
dose all (agents). In 1969, the company moved from a basement to
Pfinztal, and in 1970 Wolfgang Eichler was granted a patent for a
continuously working disinfection device. In the following years,
new buildings were erected and the product portfolio was expanded.
In addition to dosing pumps and disinfection systems, Alldos
developed its own measurement and control devices.
Alldos Eichler KG was then converted into Alldos Eichler GmbH with Wolfgang Eichler as General Manager. As the companies expanded, new branches were founded in France, Switzerland and the U.S., with sales companies in the U.K., Australia, the Netherlands and South Africa following shortly after.
In January 2005, Alldos was acquired by the Danish Grundfos group, which opened up various new possibilities in the dosing and disinfection market. Grundfos and Alldos have become one because both companies share a commitment to the proper treatment of the most valuable natural resource, water.
Alldos' final step in its extended history was to change its name from Alldos to Grundfos Water Treatment GmbH in October 2010.
Grundfos Water Treatment GmbH still retains the traditions and values that Wolfgang Eichler imparted upon the Alldos name, as an innovative supplier of high-quality products and services in the water treatment sectors. With the addition of the Grundfos name, they have become an industry leader in the manufacturing and marketing of dosing pumps, disinfection systems, dosing systems as well as the associated measuring and control technology.