The company’s original mission was to develop and make control systems and instrumentation for industrial plant, especially for the pharmaceutical sector.
In 1985 Claind began manufacturing complete fermentation units, still for the pharmaceutical industry. Process control remained the company’s core business, however, with specialist competence being built up over the years.
In 1988 Claind was asked to develop a control system for an electrolysis plant for hydrogen production. This marked the beginning of Claind’s co-operation with a Swiss company specialising in the production of electrolytic cells, and led to the development of their first hydrogen generator, the “IDROLAB”.
Claind later took over manufacturing of the product and decided to specialise in the production and marketing of small electrolysers for the laboratory analysis sector in which Claind was already acclaimed as a supplier of top quality instrumentation.
Throughout the 1990s, Claind concentrated on developing a new electrolyser that would be more robust and reliable than the original model. This was the period in which Claind began working with the electrochemistry department of the University of Prague, as a result of which the company rapidly acquired the know-how to develop an innovative electrolysis system for a new, more robust and reliable cell. This cell has undergone various changes over the years to form the heart of the HG2000 Series.
Then, in 1991 Claind began working with Nitrox to market nitrogen generators based on the PSA process. The objective was to be able to offer customers both nitrogen generators and hydrogen generators, covering all lab analysis needs and the needs of gas chromatography in particular.
2000 was a decisive year for Claind, thanks to the launch of a new, highly innovative range of products for laboratories and industry at large. The same year also marked the beginning of greater interest in Claind products outside Italy, partly thanks to the consolidation of links with major distributors in Europe, the Middle East and India.
Since 2000, Claind has no longer been limited to the analysis sector, but has begun making a name for itself in food processing and metallurgy too thanks to its PICO Series and FLO Series nitrogen generators.
Even in 2003 Claind decided to take up a new challenge in the field of hydrogen generation. This was when Claind began a highly ambitious project to design a high output, high pressure electrolyser for industrial use.
At the beginning of 2010 Claind signed an important agreement with Proton Energy Systems, a leading American company on on-site hydrogen generation systems to produce advanced analytical laboratory equipment: it's in fact a Proton HT PEM cell the heart of the new hydrogen generators of the Brezza line, launched in 2010.
Thanks also to nitrogen and zero air generators, produced for all the applications of the laboratory, Brezza line it's something completely new in the worldwide market, because of its modularity.