Worthington Cylinders – Setting standards for over 80 years


Austrian based Worthington Cylinders GmbH has been setting standards in high pressure cylinder production for over 80 years making the company one of the most experienced suppliers of gas cylinders worldwide.

Worthington Cylinders GmbH in Austria (formerly “Heiser”) was established in 1817 by Josef Anton Winter through the purchase of three forging workshops dating back to the 16th Century.

After being taken over in 1849 by Josef Heiser and then sold to the Reitlinger brothers in the 1911, Worthington’s first cylinder was produced in the early 1920s and innovative strides have been made ever since. Indeed by 1986, the company had introduced high strength steel cylinders and the next milestones to be reached by the company came in 1992 with the modification of the porous mass to the asbestos-free type (HEISER-ECO) and the certification to ISO 9000.

In 1995 the delivery of the first composite cylinders took place and just 3 years later the company was acquired by Worthington Cylinders Corporation, a member of the Worthington Industries group.

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