• AWG Fittings - Inventing Storz Coupling

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  • AWG Fittings GmbH is one of the world's leading manufacturers of mobile and stationary fire protection systems. As a complete provider of fire-fighting fittings, fire protection systems and hydraulic rescue equipment, we supply fire services, industry and other users with advanced and innovative products on every continent in the world.
  • With the expertise and extensive experience we have gained over many decades, we are now able to make a significant contribution to greater efficiency and efficacy in rescue and fire-fighting operations. What's more, we are very good listeners! Constant and direct contact with the people who use AWG products promotes continuous development on our part.
  • Our aim is to protect and preserve lives and property. We must work hard at improving our products every day if we are to fulfil this lofty ambition. We know that rescue teams in every country greatly appreciate the high standard of quality of our products. And we see it as our responsibility to ensure that this continues to be the case. State-of-the-art technology, easy and intuitive handling, robust reliability and always resource-efficient: these are the consistent features of modern fire-fighting and rescue systems from AWG Fittings GmbH.
  • All products are made with the utmost care by highly trained workers at the Ballendorf facility (Baden-Wurttemberg). The comprehensive testing of individual components is one of the main quality guidelines designed to ensure that products consistently meet the highest specifications for use in rescue operations.
  • Major milestones —
  • • 1871: Albach is established as a company and the Alco brand is developed
  • • 1890: Storz coupling is invented and patented
  • • 1904: Hornung, later AWG, is established as a company
  • • 1940: Company specialises in extinguishing systems
  • • 1950: Foot-operated extinguishing bucket
  • • 1965: Monitors become remote-controlled and capture market for theatre stage use
  • • 1968: 2 monitors are constructed for Uncle John oil rig at Holmenkolm in Norway. Flow rate of 80,000 l/min.
  • • 1970: Waste incineration plants fitted out with manually operated monitors
  • • 1972: New product: AWG Turbo Submersible Pump
  • • 1974: First rescue equipment by Lancier
  • • 1978: AWG incorporates Russian Gost Standard into product range
  • • 1994: AWG incorporates Italian UNI Standard into product range
  • • 2000: New product: Turbospritze captures the fire service market
  • • 2002: First monitor fitted to PistenBully snow groomer
  • • 2005: New product: TurboTwist, a new type of HS nozzle
  • • 2008: New product: Turbofighter, a small, hand-held monitor, makes a big entry
  • • 2008: APF5 series monitors (water guns) are installed in airfield extinguishers for the first time
  • • 2010: Biggest order in the company's history to date: AWG fits out 250 emergency vehicles in North Africa
  • • 2011: Lancier Hydraulik GmbH is integrated into the company and moves to Giengen
  • • 2012: Albach GmbH & Co. KG is integrated into the company and moves to Ballendorf
  • • 2012: Delivery of first trailer for 50,000 l/min
  • • 2012: Venturi nozzle is used in conjunction with the F-500 fire suppression agent additive in Formula 1 racing at the Hockenheim circuit