The beginnings of AVS Römer GmbH date back to the 1970s. To this day, the company remains in family hands: Gabriela Römer and Christoph Cegla as presidents.

1938 – 69



February 6, 1938

Joachim C. Römer is born in Pullach, the second of three children.


1958 – 1961

Studies electrical engineering and business administration at the Oskar-von-Miller Polytechnic in Munich (today: University of Applied Sciences).

1961 – 1969

Joachim Römer decides to start his career as a sales representative at Bürkert. Römer passes through various stages up to the position of sales manager for southern Germany.


The early years



Joachim Römer founds an engineering office for the design and sale of pneumatic components in Pullach near Munich.


In search of a manufacturer and supplier for the self-developed control systems, Römer finds what he is looking for in Italy. The Camozzi brothers from Lumezzane, province of Brescia, produce fittings according to his specifications.

December 17, 1975

Joachim Römer and his wife Christl found the company AVS Ingenieur J.C. Römer GmbH based in Pullach. The abbreviation AVS still stands for “Automatics, Valves, Systems”. In the early years, AVS Römer focused on the sale of components.


Just a few years after the company was founded, the Pullach office and garage warehouse became too cramped. AVS Ingenieur J.C. Römer GmbH moves to larger premises in Straßlach near Pullach. After the move, Römer expands its range of products and starts producing solenoid valves.





Takeover of a production site in Grafenau. The four employees would only be the beginning. In the following years, this production facility would grow significantly in terms of space and personnel.



Joachim Römer applies for a patent for a “diaphragm valve for liquids”. The design of the valve allows very fast closing, yet all closing impacts are avoided. Another innovative milestone in the history of AVS Römer.




A second plant is built in Langenberg (Ore Mountains). The new site is used for production and as a central shipping warehouse.


In December, the administration and sales departments of AVS Ingenieur J. C. Römer GmbH move from Straßlach to a newly acquired site in Königsdorf. The site, also located near Munich, will become the company’s new headquarters.


Further developments


AVS Römer applies for a patent for a pneumatically or electromagnetically actuated valve. The innovation lies in a new type of actuating mechanism that is particularly effectively sealed against fluid flow.


Joachim Römer’s latest development is the ETV type solenoid valve. In this “dry solenoid valve system”, the entire armature chamber and the guide tube inside the valve are not flushed by the liquid. Bacteria formation is made more difficult as the liquid drains downwards and the valve remains dry. The solenoid valve is mainly used in the food and beverage industry. Both the functional principle and the qualitative design set standards on the market to this day.


At the beginning of the year, Joachim Römer withdraws from the operational business due to his poor health.


Reorganization and change

November 5, 2010

The 40th anniversary of the company’s Grafenau site is celebrated.


After the production site in Grafenau has reached its limits, Gabriela Römer decides to build a new plant in the nearby Reismühle.


AVS G. Roemer Schweiz AG is founded on October 2 to better serve the Swiss market locally.


In October, Christoph Cegla joins the management of the family business.

October 21, 2016

Inauguration of the new site in Reismühle, Grafenau.


September 14, 2019

Wins the “Grand Prix of Medium-Sized Businesses 2019”.
In addition to the company’s impressive economic factors, the family-like corporate climate, social commitment, for example within the framework of the Joachim Christian Römer Foundation, and the topic of sustainability were particularly highlighted by the jury. The Grand Prix of Medium-Sized Businesses, awarded by the Oskar Patzelt Foundation, is considered “[...] the most coveted business award in Germany” (DIE WELT).


June 2020

50th anniversary of the company


Growth in figures: The number of employees has almost tripled in the last decade. Economic success has also followed a similar trend.

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AVS Römer GmbH & Co. KG
Reismühle 3
94481 Grafenau
Tel: +49 8552 4076 0
E-Mail: info@avs-roemer.de

AVS Römer GmbH & Co. KG
Reismühle 3
94481 Grafenau
Tel: +49 8552 4076 0
E-Mail: info@avs-roemer.de