Lavair - Your integrated system supplier for air humidifiers

About us

Lavair was founded back in 1996 and quickly developed into a market leader as a manufacturer of air washers. In addition to the standard applications of air washers, the focus was on new, innovative humidification systems from an early stage.

As a company within the family-run Herrmann Group, which is active worldwide with more than 100 employees, we stand out due to state-of-the-art stainless steel processing, an innovative development spirit and a corporate culture rich in tradition. From the very beginning, we have been supported by international sales partners who advise our customers on product selection, maintenance, refurbishment and repairs.

Our staff will reliably assist you, from the layout to the design of your humidification system. In this way, we can find a suitable and economical solution for even the most demanding humidification tasks.

Our most important objective is our customers’ ongoing satisfaction with our products. This requires our products to be safe and to fulfil the required tasks in a trouble-free manner.
That is why we attach great importance to in-depth consultation and an extensive range of services – over the entire lifecycle of our products.

Highest level of quality, short delivery times and maximum customer satisfaction – Lavair values since 1996

TÜV certification in accordance with VDI 6022

The possibility of microbial colonisation cannot be ruled out in any water-bearing system, air humidifiers included.
To prevent health risks emanating from this, regular thorough inspections, testing, cleaning and, where applicable, sterilisation are very important.
For a hygienic operation, all areas of the humidifier, including the droplet separators, must be easily and safely accessible.
VDI Guideline 6022 contains important design information regarding the accessibility of contaminated surfaces.
Microbial inertness of the materials used is also a requirement.
Guideline VDI 6022 currently documents the state of the art in respect of the hygiene requirements of AHU systems and the humidifiers contained therein.
According to the German Occupational Health and Safety Act (§ 4 No. 3), this must be taken into account during the operation of air conditioning units.
To give our customers peace of mind that our humidifiers are based on the recognised state of the art technology, we have had the basic structure certified in accordance with VDI 6022 by the TÜV Nord


  • 2021

    Issuance of VDI 6022-1 certificate for the "Jetvap®-Basic" air humidification system

    New distribution partnership with HEICO Vertriebsges.m.b.H in Austria

  • 2020

    Takeover of business operations of MEKU Energie Systeme GmbH & Co. KG by Lavair-Beteiligungs-GmbH and renaming as "MEKU Metal Processing GmbH"

    Market launch of Jetvap® – Basic high-pressure humidifier

    Official formation of Lavair China Co. Ltd.

    Admission to the Fachverband Gebäude-Klima e.V.

    Issuance of VDI 6022-1 certificate for the "Jetvap®" air humidification system.

    Issuance of VDI 6022-1 certificate for the "Sprayvap®" air humidification system.

    New distribution partnership with effecTiVe Trace in Italy.

    New distribution partnership with the company VB Thäle for Germany - East.

  • 2019

    New distribution partnership with ES Engineering and Service for Switzerland.

    New distribution partnership with I-HW in East Germany.

    Acquisition of the patent held by ES Vertrieb und Service GmbH.

    Takeover of the customer base of ES Vertrieb und Service GmbH.

    Announcement of the formation of Lavair China.

  • 2017

    Acquisition of Bähr Saug- & Klimatechnik GmbH & Co. KG, based in Burscheid (acquisition of customers and word trademark).

    Cooperation with Schweitzer-Chemie in Freiberg am Neckar in the field of chemical sterilisation.

    Formation of the engineering service provider Supart GmbH in Waiblingen to provide support during the development of new products and customer-specific bespoke solutions.

    Relaunch of the new Lavair website.

  • 2016

    Implementation of a test facility for the development of air humidifiers.

    Market launch of high-pressure humidifiers (JETVAP) and medium-pressure humidifiers (SPRAYVAP).

    Cooperation partnership between ENCON (Faridabad, India), FAME (Völklingen) and LAVAIR under the name ENCON SYSTEM SOLUTIONS as one of the leading system suppliers of extraction devices in steel works/rolling mills.

    ENCON SYSTEM SOLUTIONS trade show appearance at the 11th International Exhibition & Conference, Minerals, Metals Metallurgy, Materials (MMMM), Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

    Innovation award “In Recognition of Excellence for Breakthrough Technology” presented at the MMMM, by the “Ministry of Steel of India”, represented by the “Minister of State, Mr.
    Vishnu Deo Sai"

  • 2015

    BMWi research project (cooperation project under the Central Innovation Programme for SMEs):
    High-pressure humidifier with thermal fragmentation.

    Fundamental technical revision of the drum filter model range.

  • 2013

    Acquisition of Lavair AG by Ralph Herrmann and Dr Stephan Herrmann.

  • 2002

    Certification in accordance with VDI 6022.

  • 2000

    Change of legal form from Lavair GmbH to Lavair AG.

  • 1999

    Construction of new production and administration building in Aach.

  • 1997

    First major project: Air washer for new construction at the Audi paint finishing plant.

  • 1996

    Formation of Lavair GmbH in  Volkertshausen as manufacturer of circulating water spray humidifiers.