NETZSCH acquires TAURUS® Instruments AG

January 2020

We are pleased to announce the merger of TAURUS® Instruments AG, Weimar, Germany with NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing, Selb, Germany.

The merger of TAURUS® Instruments AG, now NETZSCH TAURUS Instruments GmbH in Weimar, Germany, with the NETZSCH business unit Analyzing and Testing is the result of a long-standing business contact of the two companies.

In the field of thermal conductivity, both companies served the same market, but with different devices and specifications. With the additional fire testing, NETZSCH can now enter a completely new market.

In the area of thermal conductivity, we can now offer three additional devices with guarded hot plates (GHP). The Pipe Testers with a protected heating pipe for measuring pipe insulation are an essential component our product portfolio. With hotbox systems, the measurement of the U-value of large and complex building parts (windows, doors, facades, etc.) is possible.

The equipment for fire testing includes the entire spectrum required for the establishment of a Eurolab for the legally prescribed testing of plastics, building materials, textiles, etc. in accordance with European standards. Fire tests can also be carried out in accordance with comparable standards worldwide. In the automotive, building materials, cable and plastics manufacturing sectors, there has been a strong worldwide growth in demand for fire tests in recent years due to stricter safety regulations.

The experience and technology from Weimar paired with NETZSCH’s worldwide distribution network is the perfect combination for taking a leading role in this market in the future.

With NETZSCH TAURUS Instruments GmbH, we will continue to supply our customers with our products from Weimar. Furthermore, we are fully committed to fulfilling all existing contracts with users of the TAURUS® product portfolio, including service, applications, existing contract offerings and spare parts availability.

About NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing

The NETZSCH Group is a mid-sized, family-owned German company engaging in the manufacture of machinery and instrumentation with worldwide production, sales, and service branches. When it comes to Thermal Analysis, Calorimetry and the determination of Thermophysical Properties, NETZSCH has it covered. Our 50 years of applications experience, broad state-of-the-art product line and comprehensive service offerings ensure that our solutions will not only meet your every requirement but also exceed your every expectation.

About TAURUS® Instruments AG

TAURUS® Instruments AG is one of the leading manufacturers of physical measuring systems for industrial and research applications worldwide. TAURUS® develops, manufactures and markets state-of-the-art thermal conductivity measuring devices, hotbox test stations and fire testing systems for materials testing and quality control.

Comments on the merger:

“We are very pleased about this practically natural expansion of our product portfolio. Now we are able to offer our customers many more solutions for materials testing from a single source. I warmly welcome our new colleagues in Weimar and wish them – and all of us – a successful future.”

– Dr. Thomas Denner, Head of Business Unit Analyzing & Testing

“The acquisition of TAURUS® Instruments AG is the result of a long-standing business relationship between the two companies. NETZSCH has a worldwide sales and service structure from which our TAURUS® customers benefit. Now, not only can the entire comprehensive product range be offered to our customers worldwide, but so can customer-optimized solutions.”

– Dr. Jürgen Blumm, Managing Director of Netzsch-Gerätebau GmbH

“I am looking forward to the exciting challenge of continuing to supply the world, from Weimar, with products for thermal conductivity and fire testing.”

– Dr. André Lindemann, Managing Director NETZSCH TAURUS Instruments GmbH

“I am very convinced that, in NETZSCH, I have found the right partner for the continued development of my ‘baby’. I would like to thank all customers, partners and suppliers for the decades of pleasurable and gainful collaboration.”

– Stephan Heise, executive consultant and former founder and CEO of TAURUS® Instruments AG