• Gossen Metrawatt
  • Camille Bauer

115+ YEARS OF EVOLUTION IN MEASURING AND TEST TECHNOLOGY



115+ YEARS OF GERMAN INDUSTRY HISTORY

Increasing electrification in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, especially in the field of electrical lighting technology, paved the way for new industry sectors. Two Franconian entrepreneurs, Siegfried Guggenheimer and Paul Gossen, were amongst the pioneers in the field of measuring technology at the beginning of the 20th century and initially competed against each other with their respective companies, i.e. Metrawatt AG and Paul Gossen GmbH, before they merged to form Gossen Metrawatt GmbH in 1993. This was preceded by acquisitions undertaken by the Röchling Group, who first took over Gossen GmbH in 1989 and then ABB Metrawatt GmbH in 1992.




  • HISTORY IN DETAIL: 2005 – HEUTE
    2020

    GOSSEN METRAWATT DIGITAL IQ

    A comprehensive cloud-based platform solution for measuring and testing applications which meets the highest security standards.

    METRACELL BT PRO

    Development of the new mobile test instrument for the evaluation of storage batteries.
    2020

    GOSSEN METRAWATT

    GMC-I Messtechnik GmbH is transformed into Gossen Metrawatt GmbH – a clear commitment to the GOSSEN METRAWATT brand.

     

     

    2018

    IZYTRON.IQ

    This software revolutionizes the way you deal with test documentation.
    2016

    TAKEOVER OF KURTH ELECTRONIC GMBH

    measuring technology specialists in the field of telecommunications, data technology and electrical installation

    ENERGY MID

    ENERGYMID is one of the most compact MID-certified energy meters with integrated interface.
    2015

    SINEAX AM2000

    In 2014, Camille Bauer developed a new generation of instruments for monitoring heavy current, namely the SINEAX range.

    ÜBERNAHME DER SEAWARD GRUPPE

    Acquisition of the British Seaward Group
    2014

    APOLLO 600

    The PAT is the world’s first test instrument to integrate risk assessment into electrical device testing.
    2013

    SECUTEST S4

    The new SECUTEST generation is defining our new product design and our further developed, uniquely simple operating concept.
    2008

    FOUNDING OF BRITISH SUBSIDIARY GMC-I PROSYS LTD.

    The new company produces primarily current clamps.


    PROFITEST MASTER

    Universal, standardscompliant measuring tool.
    2007

    ACQUISITION OF DRANETZ

    Acquisition of Dranetz, a market leader in the field of power quality and power analysis, which was founded in 1962.
    2005

    REBRANDING TO GMC-I MESSTECHNIK GMBH

    Takeover of Gossen Metrawatt GmbH by managing director Dr. Hans-Peter Opitz together with a holding company. Rebranding to GMC-I Messtechnik GmbH




  • HISTORY IN DETAIL: 1952 – 1995
    1995

    SECUTEST

    With the SECUTEST, we entirely redefined electrical safety in 1995 by means of simple, effective and safe device testing.
    SECUTEST
    1993


    FUSION TO GOSSEN METRAWATT GmbH

    Gossen and Metrawatt, both of which belonged to the Röchling Group, merged to form Gossen Metrawatt GmbH in 1993 thus creating a European market leader.
    1992 – 1990 – 1988
    1992 Takeover of ABB Metrawatt GmbH by the Röchling Group and rebranding to Metrawatt GmbH.
    1990 Takeover of GOSSEN GmbH by the Röchling Group.
    1988 ASEA and BBC merge to form the ABB Group; rebranding to ABB Metrawatt GmbH.



    1976

    Powerline series 606

    The POWERLINE series made it possible to continuously monitor power in electrical systems. The POWERLINE series was thus the forerunner of today’s heavy current monitoring.
    1965

    Construction of the new shipping facility.

    Bergmann AG acquires the remaining 30% of GOSSEN GmbH from S & H.
    1965

    KINAX WT10

    With electrical rotation angle measurement, the KINAX made it possible for the first time to develop electrical controllers for systems taking machine status into consideration.
    KINAX WT10
    1963
    30% of the company shares passed to Siemens & Halske AG (later Siemens AG) and 70% to Bergmann EW AG
    1958

    Konstanter

    Our KONSTANTERs were introduced to the market in 1958 in order to ensure disturbance- free, optimum power supply in sensitive applications such as laboratories.
    Konstanter
    1956
    Conversion of the residential and commercial building at Nürnberger Strasse 47, which was acquired in 1954, into a workshop and office building.

 

 

 

  • HISTORY IN DETAIL: 1906 – 1954
    1948-1949
    Construction of the “Tippa” factory in Glückstrasse (production of the "Tippa" compact typewriter).
    1948

    TIPPA

    Paul Gossen developed the TIPPA PORTABLE TYPEWRITER, of which 100,000 were sold by the year 1956.
    1939-1945
    Changeover to production of measuring instruments for army, air force and navy.
    1942
    Death of Paul Gossen. Change in stockholders’ equity due to legal succession.
    New managing directors: Dr. Karl Klarner and Hans Gossen.
    1934
    Relocation to the acquired factory building at Sedanstrasse 20.
    1933
    Company rebranded from Dr. Siegfried Guggenheimer AG to Metrawatt AG.
    1926

    MAVO

    In 1923, the MILLIVOLTMETER was the first instrument for the measurement of voltage in the millivolt range.
    1919

    Founding of P. Gossen & Co. K.-G

    by 46-year-old engineer Paul Gossen. Purpose of the company: Manufacture and sale of electrical measuring instruments Place of business: Baiersdorf, workshop and production plant with 3 employees (Willi Bachmann, Wilhelm Striegel and Andreas Link)
    1906

    FOUNDATION OF THE COMPANY SIEGFRIED GUGGENHEIMER

    Dr. Siegfried Guggenheimer founded a company under his own name for the production and sale of electronic measuring instruments.

 

115+ YEARS OF GERMAN INDUSTRY HISTORY ...

Increasing electrification in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, especially in the field of electrical lighting technology, paved the way for new industry sectors. Two Franconian entrepreneurs, Siegfried Guggenheimer and Paul Gossen, were amongst the pioneers in the field of measuring technology at the beginning of the 20th century and initially competed against each other with their respective companies... read more »

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