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Since its foundation in 1866 by Richard Klinger, the Klinger group has been a world leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of quality sealing products.


With manufacturing locations throughout the world, Klinger’s operating philosophy is built on product innovation and problem solving along with unsurpassed technical support and dedication to customer service.


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Austrian Engineer Richard Klinger pioneered the way forward for gasket technology with the development of the compressed fibre gasket in 1899.


  • Richard Klinger was just 25 years old when
  • He opened his own workshop in Vienna
  • Interested in the problems associated with glass tube
  • Indicators on steam engines, he designed a water level
    Gauge constructed on the reflection principle.


He was awarded a patent for his invention in 1890 and opened the first Klinger factory in Gumpoldskirchen, Austria, which over the years has been extended and now is recognised as the group’s largest production site.

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