Company History


4th new building in Neubulach-Oberhaugstett, doubling of the available area.
The first vapic system is eligible for state subsidies: the first customer receives BAFA subsidies for CO2 savings achieved with vapic technology


Successful recertification in accordance with DIN ISO 9001:2015.
Completion of a new aqueous cleaning system for the parts cleaning centre and construction of a new per-system.


Commissioning of the fully automatic high-bay storage and the XXL system “MEGAVAC”.
First small series of another three “SOLVECON” systems.
vapic exhibits at the Blechexpo fair in Stuttgart for the first time.
Founding of the first full subsidiary in Hungary: vapic Hungary Kft.
Version with redundant vapour, compressed air, and cooling water supplies for even more reliable operation.


Completion of the prototype for the first “SOLVECON” serial plant.
vapic exhibits at the Euroblech fair in Hanover for the first time.


The funds from “Spitze auf dem Land” permit further extension and enlargement of the parts cleaning centre.
Planning of an in-house XXL system (=MEGAVAC) with fully automated high-bay storage.
The company’s 20th anniversary is celebrated with the 1st open-house day at vapic.


Very good order situation, many new projects and rising new customer numbers.

vapic wins the “Spitze auf dem Land – Technologieführer für Baden Württemberg” competition.


Extension to double the hall space for plant construction and contract cleaning.
Construction of a superfine cleaning and continuous spraying system with integrated soft-wall clean room and innovative goods movement.
Development of the air scrubber to clean exhaust air and neutralise low-boiling acids in solvent systems.
Development of the energy-saving evaporator for bath treatment of aqueous rinsing baths.
Development of the small, cost- and energy-efficient Solvecon solvent system.
Construction of the 6th and 7th vapic XXL chamber cleaning systems, to be exported to customers in China and the USA. Construction of the 3rd inline system “Modular”.


Construction of a vapic XXL system for a customer in the USA.

2010 – 2011

ZIM research project for development of VOC-free, easily biodegradable solvents based on renewable materials.
Construction of several continuous spray-cleaning systems.
Construction of the 4th vapic XXL chamber cleaning system.
Construction of the 2nd inline system “Modular”– at the same time, the first vapic system for a customer in the USA.
The first vapic technology day is held in Neubulach-Oberhaugstett.


Construction of a vapic special installation with clean-room connection and residual-dirt analysis laboratory (contract cleaning area).
Construction of the first inline system “Modular” with integrated clean room.


1 September 2009: Relocation to the new company site in Neubulach, Oberhaugstett quarter.
Acquisition of the property and the new construction were subsidised by ELR funds.
Commissioning of the first cleaning systems for contract cleaning, development of a new business branch.
ERP software introduction.
The company has its first two mechatronics engineer trainees

2007 – 2008

Construction of three large systems and six different systems with many new developments:

  • Large systems with integrated diagonal stroke (12°) of the entire process chamber.
  • Combined (aqueous & solvent) cleaning system without intermediate drying.

2005 – 2006

The name is changed to vapic GmbH, and the company headquarters are moved to Wildberg Effringen, Approx. 10 different cleaning systems are built.
The PRO INNO II project for the development of a single-chamber system for combined pre-cleaning and plasma treatment in one and the same chamber takes place.


The first vapic solvent system takes up operation at Witzenmann GmbH in Pforzheim, proving its worth with minimal energy consumption, new drying technology, and dry-running vacuum pumps under harsh everyday conditions in industrial use.


vapic GmbH receives a European patent (no. EP 1038 992. 2002).
Presentation of the first vapic system at the Hanover trade fair.
The first vapic solvent system is sold.


Expansion of the service range for systems from other manufacturers. “vapic-group” is established as a flexible, efficient corporate network (companies cooperating for the synergies, but no connection under corporate law).


Cooperation with Grund Oberflächentechnik in Neuweiler.
Development of the vapic cleaning method commences and is brought to prototype status, supported by subsidies from the state of Baden-Württemberg.
Founding of the non-profit vapic foundation.
In this case, vapic is short for “value and power in Christ”.


Cooperation with Volz Metall & Anlagenbau from Effringen.
The first ideas for development of the (aqueous) vapic cleaning method appear.
vapic is registered as a trademark with the German Patent and Trademark Office,
Reg. no. 30040936.2.
vapic is short for “vacuum and pressure industrial cleaner”.


Trade in used systems from various manufacturers is added to the existing services.


Conversion to Wolf GmbH.
Services for cleaning systems from various manufacturers.
Capacities are doubled.


Founding of the one-man company “Reiner Wolf – Technischer Dienst” as a service company for “your cleaning system” – service – vacuum distillation – conversions.