Around the world, the oddesse company enjoy an excellent reputation as a manufacturer of pumps and plants.
An enduring pioneering spirit for developing new products, a clear focus on the needs and wishes of our customers, dependable product quality and flexible service ensure that our story of success is still being written.
The oddesse product range includes a broad spectrum of single- and multi-stage centrifugal pumps for a variety of applications, especially single- and multi-stage submersible motor pumps for the delivery of clean and dirty water and effluent, as well as the corresponding submersible motors.
Efficiency and longevity in pump operation and low service costs thanks to a well-developed range of services – pumps and plants from Oschersleben continue to do justice to the excellent reputation of oddesse today.
The most significant milestones in our history
Master coppersmith Forstreuter from Oschersleben recognises the sign of the times in 1854: The sugar industry centred in the fertile Magdeburger Börde area experiences an enormous boom. As a result of the great demand for energy, lignite mining also develops in the region. The demand for machines, steam boilers and pumps is on the rise. The master coppersmith founds Forstreutersche Maschinenfabrik.
In 1897, the founder's sons steer the company toward specialisation in pump engineering and merge with the Oddesse-Dampfpumpen-Gesellschaft of Hamburg. The very name Oddesse represents the model for success. English engineer Oddie possessed a pioneering technical spirit, and German businessman Hesse ensured the successful commercial application of the patents and efficient company organisation.
By 1900, Oddesse have their own bronze and iron foundry and branches throughout Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Steam piston pumps are produced for the merchant marines and navy, and centrifugal pumps and bow rudders are also produced. The company exports pumps to four continents. Upon uniting with renowned pump manufacturer Klein, Schanzlin & Becker A.G. in 1929, the factory is enlarged and expanded.
Technical innovations such as the development and production of submersible motor pumps and submersible motors spread the company's excellent reputation throughout the global marketplace. Starting in 1939, the successful pump manufacturer operates under the name KLEINSCHANZLIN-ODDESSE GmbH. After the end of the Second World War in 1945, the production facilities are dismantled and given to the Soviet Union as reparations.
Nonetheless, production starts up again in 1946. VEB Pumpenfabrik Oschersleben impress customers in many different countries with high quality and new product innovations. The modern production facility built in 1975 boasts enough space for around 1,400 employees.
Following the challenges of the reunification of Germany, the company changes its name to "oddesse Pumpen- und Motorenfabrik GmbH" in 1994 and successfully continues a great tradition.
With the commissioning of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with a production area of 6,800 square metres focusing on single- and multi-stage submersible motor pumps and submersible motors in 1998, the company begins a new era. oddesse's team of experienced and technology-oriented employees quickly and flexibly respond to the ideas and wishes of their international customers in more than 50 countries in innovative ways and offer sophisticated solutions for a host of pump and plant applications.