History

The success story started already 60 years ago with the foundation of the Manfred Leisenberg KG. The core business was the design and manufacture of burner systems (heavy fuel oil and gas) for the ceramic industry.

Beginning of the 1990s Prof. Dr. Leisenberg recognised an increasing demand for integrated solutions, combining raw materials know-how, thermal process technologies and process automation into turn-key packages. In 1991 innovatherm was founded by Prof. Dr. W. Leisenberg and Hans Lingl Anlagenbau, one of the leading companies in design and installation of turn-key plants for the ceramic industry. Being a part of the LINGL group, innovatherm specialized in modernisation and process optimisation of existing furnaces and dryers in the ceramic industry, the primary and secondary aluminium industry and related production facilities. With impressive success! Unrevealed technical know and their commitment to quality characterizes our engineers. In 1999 innovatherm was certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 quality standards.

After having been awarded with prestigious contracts from smelters in Europe, the USA and the Middle East, innovatherm continued its international expansion by establishing a joint venture company in Bhubaneswar, India. Representative offices in Beijing/China, Manama/Kingdom of Bahrain and Moscow/Russian Federation followed. In July 2008 innovatherm USA Inc. started its operation. The company is located in the US State of Missouri and serves the North American Market.

Our focus to the highest quality standards with respect to our product and our powerful innovation speed made us the world market leader for firing and process control systems for anode baking furnaces. More than 230 fires on over 90 different anode baking furnaces are in operation to date. And the success story continues. Our engineering services, custom tailored solutions, and our world-wide after sales support guarantees a competitive edge for our customers. Today and in future!

After the retirement of Prof. Dr. W.Leisenberg and Wolfgang Uhrig in 2016, Mr. Detlef Maiwald became the Managing Director of innovatherm. The Management Team consists of Domenico Di Lisa (Sales Director) and Christian Ho├čbach (Commercial Director), Dr. Frank Heinke (Director and Head of R&D and Process Technologies), Andreas Himmelreich (Head of Automation Department and Office Weimar) and Klaus Prinz (Head of mechanical Design Department).

Since 2008 innovatherm started and prospers in diversification of their expertise by designing fume treatment centres for anode baking furnaces as well as firing systems for the cathodes and electrodes industry.