A FAMILY BUSINESS
In 1908, Hermann Sewerin, then 24 years old, established a small fitter workshop in Gutersloh, Germany. Initially, he manufactured door locks, door handles, nameplates, and markers. Following WWI, Hermann Sewerin produced milk centrifuges and carburetors for automotive and motorcycle production. Joined by brothers Fritz and Wilhelm, the company entered the commercial register in 1923 as Vulkan-Werk GmbH. In 1931 Vulkan-Werk GmbH was granted a patent for its gas detector designed for the mining industry.
In 1933 the company carried out systematic examinations of gas pipelines for Fulda Municipal Gas and Waterworks. In 1936 Vulkan-Werk GmbH became the Hermann Sewerin Company. The founder, Hermann Sewerin, passed away in 1941, and by then, his sons, Paul, Heinz, and Willy, joined the company. His three sons continued to run the business after WWII. From the 1960s to the 1970s, a third-generation joined the company; Peter Sewerin, son of Willy, and Hermann Sewerin, son of Heinz.
In 1991 Sewerin moved into its new location. During the 1990s, Sewerin’s reputation for manufacturing high-end ruggedized water leak detection and gas technologies became legendary. Sewerin also became known as a high-end service provider utilizing its products in the field. In 2001 fourth generation and the son of Peter, Dr. Swen Herman Sewerin, joined the company. In 2004 he became the companies CEO continuing the tradition of leading the family business and ensuring that the Sewerin company maintains family values at its core.
Today Hermann Sewerin GmbH continues its manufacturing in Gutersloh, Germany. It is known for its high-quality, rugged products, offering customers state-of-the-art designs and market-leading innovations, and best in class performance. Sewerin offers its water leak detection products in the USA through only select distribution.