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About us

Kompressorenbau Bannewitz GmbH has its registered offices in the Free State of Saxony about 9 km south of the State Capital of Dresden.

Kompressorenbau Bannewitz GmbH began to develop, manufacture and sell exhaust-gas turbochargers with axial and radial turbines for use on medium-speed diesel engines and gas engines for vessels, locomotives and generator plants back in 1953 and has been so ever since. KBB has been a member of the Luxembourgish OGEPAR Group since May 1999.

Due to the increasing demands of the worldwide engine construction industry, we are forging ahead with the development of new products at a very high level. Our manufacturing technologies are subject to an ongoing optimisation process to ensure a high quality.

The quality management system at Kompressorenbau Bannewitz GmbH has been certified to DIN EN ISO 9001 since 1995. 

The products manufactured by KBB have been approved by the international marine classification societies and meet the sector's mandatory quality and safety standards.

Quality and safety standards

  • Detailed quality records for each exhaust-gas turbocharger we manufacture are kept in a special construction file
  • Individual trial run for each KBB exhaust-gas turbocharger on our in-house testing rigs
  • Ongoing monitoring of the quality management system in the form of quarterly management reviews and annual internal audits for each QM element
  • Targets for quality indicators are identified in the QM plan
  • Quality benefits from our Purchase Department’s supplier qualification policy based strictly on quality improvement

Qualified specialists service the exhaust-gas turbochargers made by KBB via a well-established service network that spans the world.

KBB is a member of the Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau www.vdma.org (German Engineering Association) and DIN e.V. www.din.de among others.

Firmengebäude in Bannewitz
Aerial picture of KBB's company premises, July 2013