Company History

The Debus GmbH looks back on a 40 year old history as a family business. During that time we stayed true to our values which have always played an important role in our family business. In that process we as well as our products gained and enjoy a great repuation.
At this point we would like to thank all team members of the company as well as our customers, partners and suppliers that have had a positive impact on this journey.


1976 Founding of the company by Mr. Hans Debus in the  city Velbert. Hans Debus started out operating as a registered one-man company from his own home and garage.
1981 Opening of the plant in todays business location in Velbert.
1985 Transformation into a corporation with limited liability. Since then we have been operating under the name „DEBUS Druckluft- Vakuumtechnik GmbH“ (DEBUS Compressed Air and Vacuum Technology Ltd)
1991 Expansion of the existing plant in todays location as a reaction to continuously increasing demand of products.
1992 The first copy of our „SAUG Post“ (VACUUM-Mail) launched this year.
1995 The management of the company was transferred from Mr. Hans Debus to Mr. Hans Jochen Debus who has been leading the company successfully ever since.
2001 The year 2001 forms the anniversary year of the DEBUS GmbH. It now has been a succsessful manufacturer of industrial vacuum cleaners and extraction systems for 25 years. The products have been sold in more than 44 countries since the founding of the company. More than 60 different fields within industry have been counting on DEBUS products since then.
2003 On the foundation of many years of experience, the new product lines DES 119 and DDS 119 get successfully introduced to the market after an extensive development period as well as a thorough test phase.
2004 Hans Debus resigns from the company after 25 years and starts his well-deserved retirement.
2005 After two years of introducing the new products DES 119 and DDS 119, over 100 devices of these new product lines have been sold.
2008 The 250th device from the DES 119 and DDS 119 product lines was ordered and delivered to our satisfied customer.
2012 The 2.500th extraction system was commissioned, manufactured and delivered to the customer.
2016 Joint development project with Innogy (former RWE) regarding “the first wireless vacuum cleaner” in its class – this offers new mobility for cleaning processes.
2016 Membership in the “Schlüsselregion Velbert” (Key-Region Velbert)
2016 New member within management – Mrs. Paraskevi Debus now leads the sales department of the company.
Future In the future the DEBUS Druckluft- Vakuumtechnik GmbH will keep its production location in Germany as a family-run business. Our goal for the future will continue to be orienting on our customers’ requirements as well as offering individual solutions in highest quality.