About us

Turbo-Separator is an independent company in the field of mechanical engineering. It is our target to provide products and services as independently from other products and service providers as possible. This allows us to react quickly and independently to changes on the market and to answer to the individual demands of our customers. We take care of our environment and manufacture our centrifuges and systems in such a way that your products, too, can be manufactured at low cost and in an environment protective way. 

Turbo-Centrifuges are operated without using any filter aids, such as paper, all kinds of tissues or diatomaceous earth. The machines are available both with manual and automatic sludge discharge. The sludge is discharged in an unmixed condition and with a low residual humidity.

Turbo-Filtration Systems are ready to use solutions for your problems. They are  designed and built in strict observance of the customer`s requirements. Turbo   Filtration systems are employed for the treatment of coolants on individual machine  tools or on centralized systems for entire machine groups. In addition, special  industrial fluids such as employed for vibro-finishing processes, the production  of PCB`s or in  washing plants are treated with Turbo-Filter Systems.


Foundation of the company Turbo-Separator by Walter Ruf (Sr.) and Oskar Maurer.
New owner: Dr. Walter Ruf.

Construction of a new company building to enlarge the production area by 100 %.


Foundation of Turbo-Separator GmbH (DE) as a sales and maintenance company.


Another doubling of the production area by moving into a new building in Wattwil.


Purchasing of HKS Technology GmbH at Gottmadingen, integration as a subsidiary into the Turbo-International Group.


Construction of a new production building in Wattwil, moving of the entire production to Wattwil.


Foundation of a new subsidiary in Shanghai (China).


HKS moved into a new production building.


Ownership transfering to R. Bannwart


Merging of the two german companys Turbo-Separator GmbH and HKS-Filtration-Technology GmbH to the new Turbo-HKS GmbH


60th Anniversary Celebration Office floor newly built and move into this building. Old building in Rotenbach sold.