Pioneers, innovators, perfectionists. In brief: Polytec

Polytec has been bringing light into the darkness for 50 years. With more than 400 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 on a day-to-day basis. 

Today Polytec specializes in the technological fields of

  • Vibrometry
  • Velocimetry
  • 3D Surface Metrology
  • Process Analytics
  • Image Processing
  • and other optical systems.

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.

Your distribution partner for Europe

Polytec has been a laser product distributor since its founding. With 50 years of experience in application consultancy, distribution and servicing for optical measurement technology and outstanding market expertise, we know the needs and concerns of our partners – not least as a manufacturer of our own top-quality products, which we also distribute worldwide through a variety of dealers.

We speak the language of our customer and are capable of getting to grips with new technologies quickly. Those are the prerequisites for providing complex consultancy services for products which require explanation!

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Polytec as distributor

Innovative from the very outset

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 9001:2015.

Shaping the future since 1967

Awards

2017
R&D 100 Award
MPV-800 Multipoint Vibrometer
2015
RedDot Design Award
TMS-500 TopMap
2015
Finalist SPIE Prism Award
MSA-100-3D Micro System Analyzer
2015
MessTec & Sensor Masters Award
HSV-100 High Speed Vibrometer
2014
Innovation Award of the State of Baden-Württemberg – Dr. Rudolf Eberle Prize
MSA-100-3D Micro System Analyzer
2013
AMA Innovation Award
MSA-100-3D Micro System Analyzer
2011
Industry Award
UHF-120 Ultra High Frequency Vibrometer
2011
Nominated for the European Business Award
UHF-120 Ultra High Frequency Vibrometer
2009
MessTec & Sensor Masters Award
PSV-A-440 Optical Derotator
2009
German Business Innovation Award
RoboVib Test Station
2009
Fibre de l'Innovation (by Opticsvalley)
UHF-120 Ultra High Frequency Vibrometer
2008
Nano 50TM Award
Polytec LLC's Model 42000 Scanner
2008
MessTec & Sensor Masters Award
RoboVib Test Station
2007
MessTec & Sensor Masters Award
RLV-5500 Rotational Vibrometer
2005
AMA Sensor-Innovationspreis
MSA-400 Micro System Analyzer
2001
Photonics Circle of Excellence Award
MSV-300 Micro-Scanning Vibrometer
1994
Photonics Circle of Excellence Award
PSV-100 Polytec Scanning Vibrometer
1988
Photonics Circle of Excellence Award
Laser Doppler Vibrometer