LEWA GmbH was founded as a family company by Herbert Ott and Rudolf Schestag in 1952. Today it is the world's leading manufacturer of metering pumps and process diaphragm pumps as well as complete metering packages for process engineering. The Leonberg, Germany-based company developed into an international Group within a few decades and saw further improvement in its position on the world market as part of integration into the Japanese Nikkiso Co. Ltd. in 2009. As a research and production-oriented company, LEWA develops technologies and provides solutions for the vast array of applications among its customers. Its products are used mainly in the oil and gas industry, in gas odorization, in refineries and petrochemicals, as well as in the production of plastics, detergents, and cleaners. Additional application areas include the chemical industry, cosmetics industry, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, food and beverage industry, and energy utilities. LEWA currently employs around 1,200 people and owns 15 subsidiaries around the world along with having 80 representatives and sales offices in more than 80 countries. The company has been represented in the Middle East for eight years. In 2016, LEWA NIKKISO Middle East FZE was founded.