In 2001 as Konstantin Technologies GmbH founded in Klagenfurt, the company was restructured as Alvatec Vakuum Technologies GmbH in 2005 under new ownership. Alvatec Alkali Vakuum Technologies GmbH evolved into a high-tech company based in Althofen/Carinthia/Austria. In 2006 the affiliate Alvatec Production and Sales GesmbH was founded in order to accomodate the rapidly growing demands on production and sales.
In close cooperation with scientific institutions and metallurgists, the company reached an excellent level of knowledge in the area of high vacuum technologies, alkaline and alkaline earth metals.
The sudden and suprising termination of all business with Siemens Concentrated Solar Power GmbH in the end of 2011 had a massive impact on Alvatec – the company was the exclusive supplier of getters for SCSP. As a result, Alvatec Vacuum Technologies GmbH was closed and all branches of business were taken over by the former affiliate Alvatec Production and Sales GmbH under new ownership.
Due to the breakdown of the CSP market, further reorganisations and a relocation to Griffen were necessary. Alvatec Production and Sales GesmbH focused on producing metal vapour sources. New methods of measurement for evaporation were developed and new elements were included in the product catalogue.
In 2016, the owner of Alvatec Production and Sales GesmbH decided to cease all operations. As longtime developer, Gert Hofstätter decided to continue Alvatecs tradition in technological development, production and services and founded his own company AlfaVakuo e.U.
AlfaVakuo e.U. is neither legally nor financially related to Alvatec Procution and Sales GesmbH.