Steinberg and Kirsch was founded in 1973 by Franz Steinberg as Engineering Firm Franz Steinberg. In 1982, a merger with Werner Kirsch followed resulting in the Steinberg and Kirsch GmbH, and with that in the beginning of an unequalled success story in terms of the development and production of shut-off dampers and control butterfly valves.

In the middle of the 1980s, Steinberg and Kirsch began to expand their portfolio with the design and optimization of double dampers with sealing air pre-heated by means of heating elements and heat exchangers. With the delivery as a complete package including the necessary fans, Steinberg and Kirsch secured a significant market advantage in Germany and across Europe.

In the 1990s, Steinberg and Kirsch served the steel mills’ demands for new technologies in the high temperature range of up to 1400° C and designed safety-controlled drives that prevent plant shutdowns in case of power outage and/or air supply failure.

Today, the widely market-leading control and gate valves from Steinberg and Kirsch are distributed by EnergieLink GmbH in Herne, Germany. Direct import countries include Austria, Switzerland, Sweden and Ukraine as well as Turkey, the US, Australia, Israel, Russia, the Arab States, and Asia.