In 1944 the company AK Gebauer in Zürich starts its activity in the hydraulic field.
The engineer Alex Kurt Gebauer (from 1957 in collaboration with Mr. Santel Vincenzo) has invented and developed the first engine operating when plunged in oil realizing a pump-motor assembly for the power units for lifts and goods lifts.
He has also designed: indirect acting cylinders, pressure compensating down valves, pipe rupture safety valves and several car compensation systems if they are eccentrically loaded.
In march 1990 Ing. Gebauer retires and transfers the entire Gebauer group, including C.O.A.M., to Schindler AG Luzern. From the designing, production and installation of complete installations passed C.O.A.M. to the series production especially of hydraulic cylinders and safety valves.
Nowadays C.O.A.M., thanks to the experience matured by its owners and collaborators, goes on growing and updating for granting to its customers the same quality, reliability and service as ever.
Our high quality and long-lasting installations are placed all around the world and some of them are part of the history of the hydraulic lift.
The spare parts of any installation made by Gebauer or C.O.A.M. and any FIAM spare part are always available on written request.