Polytec has been bringing light into the darkness for more than 50 years. With nearly 500 employees worldwide we develop, produce and distribute optical measurement technology solutions for research and industry. Our quality innovative products have an excellent reputation internationally among the expert community. We find solutions tailored to our customers’ requirements.
The development and production of innovative measurement systems as well as the distribution of excellent high-tech products from renowned manufacturers continue to form the basis for the continued growth of the company. Contract measurements and system rental round off our extensive range of services.
Polytec know-how is therefore in demand across a range of sectors: Whether it’s used in the aerospace, medical, nanotechnology or mechanical engineering segment, our measuring technology helps companies to assert and build upon their technological leadership. Users rely on our measurement technology when it comes to measuring sensitive production processes, products or procedures.
For us, customer satisfaction is of the utmost priority. That is why we ensure a worldwide presence with a series of branches. This means our users can benefit from first-class service wherever Polytec products are used. On-site support helps us guarantee reliable measurement results to facilitate the increased competitiveness and continued growth of our customers.
Heinz G. Lossau, a physicist, realized very early on the potential lasers harbor for measuring technology. Back in 1967, shortly after laser light was put to commercial use, he founded the company Polytec in Waldbronn, Baden-Württemberg, at the foot of the Black Forest near Karlsruhe – and this is still where the company headquarters are located even today.
As a pioneer in commercial laser technology, Polytec offered products and solutions for industry and research for the first time ever in Germany. The contactless measuring technology formed the starting point for a multitude of developments. And that’s why Heinz G. Lossau set up his very own Development department in addition to the sales facilities shortly after founding the company. And he did so with great success, too. Indeed, in 1971, Polytec unveiled the first-ever “made in Germany” optical Fourier spectrometer for the far-infrared range. Soon after, it started developing the first-ever Polytec laser vibrometer, which is a success story that continues even up to the present day. Nowadays, our customers buy Polytec products through subsidiaries in the UK, France, Japan, China, Singapore and the US, as well as through a global network of sales partners. Polytec has been ISO-certified since 1994, most recently pursuant to DIN EN ISO 9001.