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Emcotest success is founded on the vision of Karl Maier to build hardness testing machines that "do everything simply, rather than simply everything". In the form of simple testing tools that implement the most complicated functions.

1989 marks a milestone with invention of a closed-loop control system for load application in hardness testers. For the first time worldwide, it enables testing with all test methods and many load levels in a single universal hardness testing machine. Patent applications are submitted for this revolutionary invention not only in Europe, but also in the USA and Japan, and it still represents the technological basis for all modern hardness testers.

Approximately 50 employees at the company headquarters in Kuchl and in the German subsidiary are responsible for the international commercial success. Emcotest are currently active in 44 countries – each in collaboration with exclusive distribution partners.

Together with motivated and talented team, they have turned Karl Maier's vision into a living reality – his idea has become their mission. Or to put it another way: "We don't make simply everything for hardness testing, but we do make everything in hardness testing simple."


Product Lines
DuraScan G5
DuraVision G5 Semi-Automatic
DuraVision G5 Automatic
Portable Products