1929 - 1948

Progress at fast speed

header480_192_1928.jpg 1909 Kaltenbach & Voigt

1936

Start of production of KaVo's first dental unit, the 1001


1939

KaVo grows to 300 employees


1946

Production in Biberach. Work starts with approximately 130 employees

 

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Also from this period

Pathbreaking KaVo innovations
By adding a fast setting to the drill, KaVo doubles the speed from 3,000 to 6,000 rpm

  • enables the use of diamond tools
  • greater efficiency for the dentist
  • less pain for the patient


Special thermal fuse for the windings of the drills

  • Increased longevity

 

First high-speed contra-angle handpieces and couplings

KaVo high-speed bearings for linkages and sliding joints

  • Increased longevity

 

Combination standing drill machines enable electrical and foot operation

  • Mobile and flexible (also for outpatient work – transportable in a case)

 

Production of the first KaVo treatment device 1001 followed by the units

  • 1005
  • 1007
  • 1008
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From the company
  • Increased success opens the doors to the international dental market 
  • KaVo participates in the first international Dental Shows (IDS)
  • Enthusiastically received:
    • Superior handpiece with a spring-loaded chucking system
    • electrical high-speed drill
    • electrical freestanding, wall-mounted and articulated drills
    • The Imperator system
  • During the last days of the war, R. Voigt dies in Potsdam
  • The Potsdam plant is disassembled and rebuilt
  • Foundation of a second plant in Biberach, West Germany