Dr Karl Busch appointed Honorary Senator of the Technical University of Munich

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21.01.2020 10:31:38 - Dr Karl Busch has been awarded the title of honorary senator of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) for his many years of commitment and his services to the university's future development.

( - At a celebratory event, TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann presented the visionary of vacuum technology with a certificate and praised Dr Karl Busch's many years of service to the university.

Dr Karl Busch studied and received his doctorate in the field of mechanical engineering at what was at the time known as "TH München". Even after that, he continued to


work closely together with TUM and is now particularly committed to the future importance of robotics in industry. While the theoretical development work is performed at the university, it is tested and put into practice at Busch and together with companies all over the world. In recognition of his life's work and his outstanding commitment to the Technical University of Munich, the TUM Senate has now awarded the entrepreneur and inventor with the title of honorary senator.

Dr Karl Busch received his award in the presence of his wife Ayhan, his daughter Ayla and his two sons Sami and Kaya at the TUM Awards Dinner at the Bayerischer Hof in Munich. There, President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann praised the award-winner's entrepreneurial career. "Dr Karl Busch embodies the entrepreneurial spirit for which our TUM also stands in a distinctive and unique way," continued the President. The university's development is particularly close to his heart. In this year's anniversary year he supported the TUM University Foundation in a generous and exemplary way and thus confirmed his commitment to his TUM.

What began at the age of 15 with a first pump for garden irrigation has now grown into a global family business with 63 companies in 43 countries. Dr Karl Busch founded the company Busch Vacuum Solutions with his wife Ayhan in 1963. With 3,500 employees worldwide, Busch manufactures vacuum pumps and systems that are used in many sectors of industry. Even today, the management of the company group is completely in the hands of the Busch family – consisting of the company founders Dr Karl and his wife Ayhan Busch, as well as the second generation Ayla, Sami and Kaya Busch.

Busch Vacuum Solutions is one of the world’s largest producers of vacuum pumps, vacuum systems, blowers and compressors.
Its extensive product portfolio comprises solutions for vacuum and overpressure applications in all industries, including the chemical, semiconductor, medical technology, plastics, and food sectors. It also covers the design and construction of customized vacuum systems, as well as a global service network.
Busch is headquartered in Maulburg, in southwest Germany. This is the location of Busch SE headquarters, as well as the German production facility and German sales company. In addition to Maulburg, Busch also has its own production plants in Switzerland, the UK, Czech Republic, Korea and the USA.

Dr.-Ing. Karl Busch developed the “HUCKEPACK”, which was the first vacuum pump that could be used for vacuum packaging of foodstuffs. The follow-up product, the compact “R5” rotary vane vacuum pump, revolutionized food packaging. A further milestone represented the development of the “COBRA” screw vacuum pump. In 1971 the international expansion of the Busch group started with the founding of a sales company in the UK. The first production plant outside Germany was established in the USA in 1979.

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