ELYSATOR – a Swiss pioneer in water technology

Heinrich Rickenbach, born in Zurich in 1931, completed an apprenticeship as a metal worker and mechanic. In 1950, straight after the training, he founded his first company for the construction and maintenance of facilities relating to water technology. He found technical support with his brother, who had completed his studies as an electronics engineer at Winterthur College.

It was recognised early on that electrochemistry would play a leading role in the future of "water engineering". It promised, in many cases, to be more economical and ecological than traditional water chemistry.
But the beginnings were difficult; ecology had not yet been queried and years of research and development passed before the implementation of the in some cases visionary ideas of the two brothers. 

In 1971, with the Elysator for heating systems, came the first great breakthrough. Oxygen diffusion through plastic tubing became the technical scourge of the first generation of underfloor heating. Chemical inhibitors failed and the electrochemical procedure triumphed. And so the product gave the company its name: Elysator.
As underfloor heating began to become outdated, and siltation impaired the heat output, Elysator brought an irrigation system onto the market in the 90's, which even today has features that are unrivalled. In the mean time, the hot-water laboratory of Elysator AG became the market leader in Switzerland. Its stock is unique and serves the company's internal research and development – technical advancement through knowledge. In this way, cooperation began with leading boiler manufacturers at the start of this millennium to avoid boiler damage due to stone accumulation. As the standards for water quality were soon adjusted by the technical association, a variety of products from the Elysator company were already market-ready and were available to producers, SHK companies and end users.

Elysator AG today looks towards the future with a portfolio full of product innovations.

We develop water – so that it can fulfill the increasing requirements on technical fluids.

Our customers rely on that.