Timeline Praher/Peraqua

The new slogan "PERAQUA pooled family pleasure" is the kick-off of a new marketing campaign for more FUN & RECREATION & PLEASURE & SECURITY at the pool. Peraqua supports its sales partners with a professional marketing kit for show rooms for perfect communication. 

In strategic cooperation with Loxone Smart Home Austria Peraqua launches the first fully automatic WiFi-ready 7-way backwash valve including the SMART pool control functions, which can be integrated in the Smart Home miniserver technology. Therefore, all control and safety functions in the house, garden and pool can easily be operated with one single control unit (iPhone, tablet...).

With the Peraqua Collection 2014/2015 Peraqua expands its assortment by more than 200 high quality products for the global application in the private, public and natural pool industry as well as for water treatment. Furthermore the new Peraqua ACADEMY was founded at the head quarter in St. Valentin for professional pool technology trainings for all Peraqua partners. 

The new Aquastar Comfort SafetyPack is launched as the world's FIRST fully automatic 7-way backwash valve with integrated akku. This innovation opens a wide range of new applications. 

Peraqua introduces the new Praher Wafer Check Valve series K4 d75-d315 on the international swimming pool shows. This new S4 Wafer Check Valve series  is standing out from the competition by various technical innovations.  

Peraqua launches the Praher K4 Butterfly Valves series d75-d225, manual, electric, and pneumatic in the public swimming pool industry. 

Modernisation of logistics in Schwertberg/Austria (high-bay warehouse).

Sales location UAE "PRAHER MIDDLE EAST FZE" and expansion of sales locations in Schwertberg and St. Valentin/Austria.

Sales offices in Lyon/France and Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia.

Takeover of "IBG" to establish "IBG-PRAHER B.V." in The Netherlands.

Ongoing growth of the product range requires sales to be divided into "Praher Valves GmbH", "Peraqua Professional Water Products GmbH" and the production division "Praher Plastics" in Schwertberg and Canada.

Following 3 months of construction an additional production workshop for moulds and tool building opens.

To further optimise productivity a new workshop is built to house primarily large machines and their manufacturing islands.

To keep pace with continuous expansion at the headquarters in Austria, the largest single phase of growth is implemented. A fully-automated high-bay warehouse with more than 4,000 pallet stations is started up.

New workgroups are installed along with new internal guidelines to successfully obtain DIN ISO 9001 ff certification.

Based on increasing demand a production centre is opened in Canada. Further components and service centres follow in Germany, Spain and Czech Republic.


Continuous increase in sales and expansion of premises in Schwertberg.

Construction of the first plant building at the current location sees the start of production of components and accessories for mechanical engineering applications.

Ludwig Praher founds "Ludwig Praher Kunststoffverarbeitung und Formenbau". As a one-man operation, production is started on technical plastics components and injection moulding tools for their manufacture.