About us

The original

The company was originally established by Mr. Hubert Skibowski in Hamburg in 1981.

At this time the business provided engineering design and consultancy services and specialised in the design and manufacture of pigging systems. This technology was initially developed for the lubricating oil and chemical industries and then subsequently introduced to the food and varnish industries. Today, the I.S.T. brand name is synonymous with high quality and innovative products.

We offer a comprehensive range of products and services, from single pigging system components to complete "turn-key" project solutions, including planning, design, engineering and installation.

I.S.T. systems are used world-wide by a wide range of industries, including oils, paints, chemicals, foodstuffs, toiletries, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Furthermore, our Hamburg factory and head office is supported by our own strategically located sales offices and a network of international distributors, providing our customers with a global sales and service network.

Company History

1976
Hubert Skibowski, founder of the company was engaged by Oelwerke J. Schindler to develop a new cleaning system resulting in the development of first closed pigging system with the first duplex pig.
1978
Formation Planungsbüro Skibowski - development of T-Pieces and manifolds
1981
I.S.T. new company name: Industrie System Technik - start with 6 employees
1986
I.S.T. Molchtechnik GmbH, new daughter company of the Dover Group
1997
Management - Buyout
2004
New piggable blender SMB (T45-SMB)
2006
Development DDU (T65)
2007
First major orders from Russia and Germany for I.S.T. blending solutions
2008
Orders from Spain and Russia for I.S.T. pigging systems
2012
Orders from Russia
2016
Extensive projects in Africa and Germany
2017
Major projects in Italy and Russia
2018
Orders from South Korea, Netherlands, Russia and Germany

I.S.T. is comprehensively certified.