ESTA Absaugtechnik & -anlagen



ESTA was founded in an office of approx. 16 sqm in the private flat of Günter Kulitz. The equipment was partly bought in or manufactured elsewhere. 

The extraction equipment which indirectly lead to the company being formed due to the high demand for them are still not a part of the products on offer. In their further-developed form, they are still around today in the form of the ESTA 70 and 100 mini dust collectors.


The company moves to the Senden industrial zone and is now able to take on the production itself with its own know-how and ideal premise capabilities.


In the 80s, ESTA added welding fume filters, mobile and stationary dust extractors, extraction arms and industrial suction units to its range of products.

This development is very important for ESTA as, along side the production of mobile and series-tested mini dust collectors, large stationary extraction systems are increasingly being manufactured and installed and made ready for operation in Germany and abroad.


In 1986, ESTA starts the internationalisation of the firm to suit the American market.

A successful sales branch is still in operation in Charlotte.

Visit our ESTA USA Website


At the end of the decade, the market for extraction devices has featured the launch of strict legal requirements the monitoring of which is done by the German employers’ liability insurance assurance and factory inspectorates.
Development and design/construction must now be coordinated to the new guidelines.


After the death of the firm founder Günter Kulitz his son Dr. Peter Kulitz took over the position as CEO in 1997 as the second generation of Kulitz’.

In the same year, ESTA got their first certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001.


The new sales and assembly centre was baptised.

Its regenerative building technology is awarded the “German solar prize 2007”. For its unique architecture, ESTA is given the “German steel construction prize 2008”.


The ESTA ACADEMY is founded. The internal training equipment features a flexible module system. The training content can be tailor-made to the needs of employees, customers and partners.


The new high-shelf storage system rounds off the extension of the company premises. 

ESTA is currently represented in over 30 countries and is known for its reliable extraction technology.


With the MAX Award as the best training firm, the Neu-Ulm district praises the engagement of ESTA in training work. In the same year, the family firm was awarded the honorary award for health and safety protection by the German employers’ liability insurance assurance (BGHW). 


In June, ESTA celebrates its 40th anniversary. Numerous guests from politics and the economy toasted the successes of the firm and the economic and social contribution made the company at the Open day. The Federal Minister for Education and Research gave special praise to Prof. Annette Schavan and the exemplary nature of ESTA youth development.


Being crowned “Training King of 2012” was the icing on the cake of the anniversary year. ESTA is thus the best training firm in the category of “Industry, commerce, services”. The competition which is renown throughout Germany is initiated annually by “German Junior Economists and the “Junior Craftsmen”.



Accessories to do with air and cleanliness in the workplace can now be ordered simply and quickly from our Online Shop. 

In the same year, ESTA made energy efficiency in installation and machine construction a company strategy lending support to the “Blue Competence” sustainability initiative of the Association of German Machine and Installation Constructors (VDMA).



ESTA is taking part in the Fair Company initiative. The quality mark issued by the “Karriere” finance magazine is awarded to companies who work with trainees in a fairly paying them a fair wage in compliance with Fair Company rules.


The new mobile DUSTOMAT 4 dust extractors exhibit a considerable increase in suction power with the same level of energy efficiency. Thanks to its innovative housing construction, this means a better extraction result with low current and compressed air consumption. This equipment is suitable for almost any industry and effectively extract dusts and shavings arising from the processing of metal, plastic or wood, for example. The long life filter cartridges are cleanable offering a long service life. 


The new Plug & Play-room ventilation systems FILTOWER for supplementing local extraction systems is celebrating its market launch. These new powerful filter towers cover three use cases at the same time: Welding fume, fine dust and oil mist.


2016 and later

ESTA began 2016 with a new head. Philipp Raunitschke was appointed as an additional Managing Director. The business administration graduate manages the company from this point on together with Managing Partner Dr. Peter Kulitz.



In 2017, ESTA received the award “100 sites for Industrie 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg“ for the FILTOWER 4.0 hall ventilation system which offers the intelligent network functions, remote monitoring and high energy efficiency in one.

Philipp Raunitschke took on the task of the digitalisation of extraction technology. In the same year, ESTA presented a new filter tower variant with “Industrie 4.0” functionality. Users are now able to couple the hall ventilation system to their individual network infrastructure. They can view and monitor the most important operating parameters online.


Social responsibility is also a big thing at ESTA. At the start of 2017, for the professional integration of refugees, ESTA was awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Prize given by the Federal Government.

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