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To this day, the management of Busch Vacuum Solutions remains entirely in the hands of the Busch family. From left: Kaya, Ayhan, Dr.-Ing. Karl, Ayla and Sami Busch. Source: Busch Vacuum Solutions.

Busch Vacuum Solutions Nominated for Rudolf Diesel Medal

Each year, Europe's oldest innovation award honors entrepreneurs and companies that have demonstrated both their inventive spirit and their ability to successfully implement ideas in an entrepreneurial manner. This year, the Rudolf Diesel Medal was awarded online for the first time. Busch Vacuum Solutions was among the nominees for the Rudolf Diesel Medal 2021.
The Rudolf Diesel Medal has been awarded every year since 1953 and is based on the innovative and inventive lifetime achievement of the engineer Rudolf Diesel. This year, Busch Vacuum Solutions was nominated in the "Most Successful Innovation Achievement" category. From small beginnings Dr.-Ing. Karl Busch, together with his wife Ayhan, has shaped a globally operating company for vacuum pumps, blowers and compressors. Today, Busch products are used worldwide in the food, chemical, medical and semiconductor industries, among others.
With the HUCKEPACK, Dr.-Ing. Karl Busch developed the first oil-lubricated rotary vane vacuum pump specially designed for packaging foodstuffs. A milestone in the history of vacuum. Compact, robust, with integrated additional functionality ideally suited to the market, and at the same time designed for mass production with a minimum number of components, the pump was superior to competing products in many respects. The shelf life of food products could be significantly increased by this innovation. Worldwide, the products designed by Dr.-Ing. Karl Busch were copied by competitors, demonstrating the impact of his innovations.
The Rudolf Diesel Medal honors personalities and companies that have made a significant contribution to enhancing the quality of life, prosperity and preserving the culture of innovation in Germany. Such successes have a signal effect for the entire economy. The awarding of the Rudolf Diesel Medal is intended to bring these successes to the public's attention and at the same time motivate young people for innovation and entrepreneurial achievements.