Approaching 100 years of innovation and technical excellence

In 1922, A.T. Schmitz founded the company that has become Rotarex. In the decades since then, under the guidance of several generations of the Schmitz family, Rotarex has grown steadily and is now a world leader in gas control products, systems and solutions. We’ve accomplished this thanks to...

  • Technical Excellence
  • Quality
  • Innovation
  • Responsive Service

We invite you to scroll through our history timeline to see the events, breakthroughs and expansion that have shaped today’s Rotarex.

  • 1922 - 1935
    Early Years
  • 1935 - 1947
    Valve Innovator
  • 1947 - 1976
    Regional Leader
  • 1976 - 1989
    Accelerating Growth
  • 1989 - 2000
    Becoming Rotarex
  • 2000 - 2010
    Global Expansion
  • 2011 - Present
    Global Leadership
In 1922, A.T. Schmitz opens the “Ceodeux” company in Luxembourg to produce CO2 gas. In 1926, the company starts producing cylinder valves for CO2 & acetylene gases.
  • A.T. Schmitz instilled Rotarex' core values: technical excellence, quality and innovation
  • Many gas companies and local industry choose the company’s superior quality cylinder valves.
  • One of the first of our expertise-driven innovations is the pedal activated Hermeticus faucet.
  • Our first plant is established in Lintgen, Luxembourg, what is now the site of Rotarex’ worldwide headquarters.
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