Testo SE: world market leader in portable measurement technology
Testo SE & Co. KGaA is a metrology company based in the tranquil Black Forest community of Lenzkirch. If you look around the health resort, you can hardly believe that it is home to a global technology group and world market leader. And yet it is so.
In 1957 everything started with an electric thermometer as the first product. And temperature measurement technology remained the core of the company’s activities for many years. Continuous new and further development of the products led to continuous growth, which culminated in the 1970s in an expansion of the company headquarters and the establishment of the first foreign subsidiary in France.
In the 80s and 90s the rapid development continued with the market launch of new products and the foundation of further foreign subsidiaries. During this time, for example, the world’s first testo-452, a multifunction measuring device with printer, was introduced and the Testo humidity sensor was ready for the market. The introduction of the testostor 171 & 175 logger family in the second half of the 1990s marks the beginning of another very successful product line.
The 2000s were as successful as the previous decades. The investment in development and production in China in 2001 strengthened the importance of the Asian subsidiary that had already been established earlier. At the 50th anniversary of the company in 2007, the number of employees worldwide was more than 1300. At the same time, 50 product innovations were introduced in honour of the 50th anniversary.
The following decade was also marked by product innovations that further consolidated the company’s status as the world market leader in its sector. For example, the measurement technology manufacturer launches its Saveris 2 cloud-based monitoring system and measuring devices controlled via smartphone and app.
The company today
With its new developments, Testo is not only at the cutting edge, but also one of the pioneers in the measurement technology industry. The company is now represented on all continents by its 30 subsidiaries and 80 trading partners. More than 3000 employees work for the company.
The temperature measurement technology has long been only part of the company’s field of activity. The company manufactures state-of-the-art measurement technology for gas, exhaust gas, particles, light, sound, electrical parameters, humidity, pressure and flow. The data loggers and thermal imaging cameras are among the top products on the market. With these products, the company offers solutions for a wide range of measurement tasks in heating/ventilation/air conditioning/cold, food safety, pharmaceuticals, health and a number of other industrial sectors.
Particularly in building services plant engineering, Testo measuring instruments are an indispensable prerequisite for system adjustment and troubleshooting.
More than just one product supplier
However, the development, production and sale of measurement technology at the highest technical level are only one side of the business activity. Testo sees itself as a holistic partner for its customers. In addition to the headquarters, 6 service centres distributed throughout Germany are available as contact persons. The company’s website offers a comprehensive knowledge database with explanations of various measuring methods, practical guides for download and video instructions for commissioning, operating and maintaining Testo products.
Registered customers receive premium access to content that gives them a knowledge edge and supports them in their professional activities. Users can download professional guides, cost-benefit calculations as well as tips and tricks for the optimal use of the measuring instruments.
Other services offered by the company through its subsidiary Industrial Services include the calibration of measuring instruments, the qualification of devices and systems for end-to-end quality assurance and the validation of processes and procedures. With this comprehensive service package, the company is also a pioneer in the field of measurement technology in the area of customer support.