1909 - 1928

The success story begins

header480_192.jpg 1909 Kaltenbach & Voigt

1909

The company is founded in the Steglitz sector of Berlin by Alois Kaltenbach under the motto of "Quality and precision."

 

1919

  • Richard Voigt becomes partner
  • "KaVo" is entered in the commercial register
  • Move to Potsdam

 

1928

The world's first sterilisable handpiece 7 for increased hygiene for dentists and patients

 

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Also from this period

Pioneering KaVo innovations

Autostop

  • prevents duplex spring breakage of drill hoses
  • increases longevity


Special oil protection to prevent oil leakage

  • enables clean work

 

Screwable and sterilisable handpiece sleeve

  • Service without a screwdriver
  • Time-saving
  • Operating comfort
  • Hygiene

 

Removable heads by pushbutton

  • Saves time since only quickly wearing parts have to be exchanged, and the bottom part can be used for numerous special applications


Drill bit quick chuck system

  • increases efficiency
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From the company

  • Initial developmental projects for scientific institutions and the production of accessories for the optical industry
  • Growth to 30 employees before the First World War
  • First development of own products: Fine-mechanical dental instruments
  • The motivation was provided by a dentist in the same building for a special construction – a chance event thereby laid the foundation for KaVo’s becoming a global player in the dental industry