NETZSCH acquires TAURUS Instruments AG
We are pleased to announce the expansion of our product portfolio with fire testing systems, thermal conductivity measuring devices and heat transfer coefficient (U-value) measurement instruments (Hotboxes).
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 is new in 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 newly added 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.