• Firmenportrait


KAISER PREMIER, based in Colorado, USA, is an established provider of hydro-excavators and the leader in recycler technology. Our existence is the result of the acquisition of Premier Oilfield Equipment, a respected equipment supplier to the oil and gas, utility, construction, and infrastructure industries, by KAISER AG, a world-renowned innovator that has been in operation for over 100 years.

Our vision is clear: further expansion of the existing product portfolio of hydro-excavators and establishing a leadership position in the US market for recycling vehicles with KAISER technology. KAISER PREMIER’s future success is strongly supported as a member of KAISER AG’s group of companies.

KAISER PREMIER’s current product portfolio consists of several truck mounted hydro-excavators known as the CV Series Hydro-excavator. We also manufacture the AquaStar® recycler that has been proven world-wide over the past 30 years. KAISER PREMIER is committed to introducing exciting, new technology from KAISER AG’s group of companies as we continue to be the leader in innovation in the hydrovac and recycling industry. 


Family-run business with social responsibility

The foundations for KAISER AG were laid back in 1913. CEO Markus Kaiser is the third generation to run the business. A defined group structure ensures future growth. Our trusted relationships with our customers and a strong sense of social responsibility are part of our core business principles.

Technology as Core Competence

Having a team with key expertise within the company is a fundamental part of corporate strategy. KAISER’s product products lead the industry in innovation. Consequently, the technology and development department plays a key role within the company. Our large team of development and design engineers enables in-depth exploration in a wide range of technological areas.

Professional customer contacts

KAISER attaches great importance to professional consulting and customer care. Our customers can depend on experienced and technically accomplished employees. Customer satisfaction is our top priority.


Selling a product marks a beginning and not an end: we support our customers to ensure their success with our products.

Company History

The history of KAISER AG is built on a capacity to innovate and inventive genius. It is a history of innovations and inventions which, for a century, have continually enabled technical improvements or led to entirely new products.

Josef Kaiser Senior files his first patent, which relates to a weaving loom. A wool spinning factory is set up some time later.
Liechtenstein's customs union with Switzerland leads to the loss of textile customers in Vorarlberg. The opening of an auto and machine repair shop marks the beginning of the motor vehicle period.
Around one hundred auto tractors are built. During World War II, tractors are equipped with wood gasifiers.
Josef Kaiser Junior takes over management of the company. He initiates the transition from a small workshop operation to an industrial enterprise.
Development of the company’s own suction-pressure tanker. The “Kaiserfass” acquires a legendary reputation.
Presentation of the first sewer cleaning vehicle – a sludge vacuum vehicle.
Josef Kaiser Junior develops the walking excavator.
Development of the KDU jetting pump, which is fitted to a sewer cleaning vehicle for the first time.
1979 - 1984
KAISER teaches the walking excavator how to drive. A walking excavator with four wheels is built, known as the mobile walking excavator. A crawler excavator is presented in 1980 and a tracked dumper known as the "Kettenbär" in 1984.
The first sewer cleaning vehicle is equipped with a water recycling system.
Presentation of the high-capacity AquaStar and the first mobile walking excavator with all-wheel drive. Both models become industry benchmarks.
Foundation of KAISER Fahrzeugtechnik in Nenzing/Austria.
Markus Kaiser takes over operational management of KAISER AG in the role of CEO. In 2013, Markus Kaiser is voted Liechtenstein's "Entrepreneur of the Year".
Setting up of the production plant in Krakovany/Slovakia.
2011 - 2014
Acquisition of EUR-MARK based in Nykarleby/Finland. Another acquisition follows in 2014: MORO based in Fiume Veneto/Italy. The KAISER Group now becomes the world's leading manufacturer in this industry.
KAISER celebrates its anniversary "100 Years of Innovation - 100 Years of Kaiser" with various events.
A new road-rail excavator is presented: the S22RR. New developments in the area of environmental technology include vehicles for water treatment using vacuum distillation or flocculation.
Acquisition of the US company Premier Oilfield Equipment, a manufacturer of hydro-excavators. KAISER retained the entire workforce, which was absorbed into the new subsidiary KAISER PREMIER in Fort Morgan, Colorado.
HVD, based in the French town of Mazingarbe, is acquired and integrated into KAISER France.

100 Years of Innovation. 100 Years of Kaiser.

A book about our history

When marking our milestone birthday in 2013, our first aim was to take advantage of this opportunity for a more in-depth look at our past and also to document it. This was the context which gave rise to the idea of the book. As a result of our collaboration with the author and historian Veronika Marxer as part of our team in Schaanwald over an 18-month period, a work has been created which vividly tells the story of how the company developed from a small workshop operation to become an international industrial enterprise.

You can order copies of our anniversary book here.

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