Innovative by tradition
VTE was founded in 1953 by Helmut Seidler in Hamburg. Originally, the main focus was on the trade of industrial filters as well as oil and air filters for agriculture. With a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a clear focus on quality, Helmut Seidler laid the foundation to success.
Under the leadership of Harald Seidler, who took over the management in 1982, VTE kept evolving continuously and turned into a reliable partner for companies of various sectors. In 1988, Harald Seidler decided to move the company to Norderstedt, where the up-and-coming Glashütte business park offered the ideal conditions for our expansion.
VTE started with ten employees at the new location und grew continuously – also thanks to the entry into the shipping industry in the 90s. This step proved to be pioneering and led to the current number of more than 45 qualified employees.
The challenges in dealing with seawater, air and oil offered exciting development opportunities. Increasing environmental regulations in shipping and industry led to a growing demand for our high-quality filter solutions. By working closely with the manufacturers, VTE is able to offer customized solutions tailored to the needs of our customers.
Under the leadership of today’s managing director Hendrik Seidler, the successful tradition continues. The expansion of the company premises to the neighbouring buildings creates additional storage and office space. An additional location in Barcelona enables the development of new business areas and the development in the power plant, oil and gas sector.
The goal of VTE is to continue this successful development, to create innovative filter solutions for the benefit of the company and to continue to be a reliable partner in the future that faces the challenges of shipping and industry.