About us

Allow us to introduce ourselves.

We are Fischer, and we make your world measurably easier. Both with a unique service and with precisely fitting, intelligent measuring solutions for coating thickness measurement, material analysis, nanoindentation and material testing. As one of the leading manufacturers of measuring instruments, we have been giving our all for you since 1953. Reliability is our top priority. Just need to concentrate on what is important: Your work. We take care of the rest.

Founded 1953
by Helmut Fischer
Worldwide over
800 employees
Represented in over
200 countries
Technology leader
and reliable partner
Number 1
in measurement technology
Products and services –
everything from one source

About deeds and dreams

Admittedly, we started out small, but with great drive and a vision. Today, we are the number 1 in surface measurement technology and make the world measurably easier for our customers with around 800 employees. What has happened between 1953 and today? Find out.

Our success story

Success is a question of attitude

We of course offer extremely precise measuring devices and a unique service. But that's not all we work on every day. We want to make the world measurably easier. This requires attitude. It is the cornerstone of our identity. Only with attitude can shared success be created. Learn more about this.

Our vision and values

Thinking about tomorrow today

We are proud to be here continuously for our customers and employees, while also looking beyond the end of our own nose. We see it as our responsibility to do our best for people and the environment every day. From thoughtful product development to efficient recycling and upcycling strategies.

Responsibility and sustainability

We think global but act local

No matter where you are, we are there for you. Directly onsite with you. As a globally active company with numerous branches and an extensive dealer network, we can assure you that the distances between you and us are short, no matter which continent you are on. Find out where you can find us.

Fischer worldwide

The Helmut Fischer Foundation

We believe that science, research, education and art, as the supporting pillars of society, should be accessible to all. This was also very important to the entrepreneur Helmut Fischer. Some 50 years after the company was founded, he transferred his shares in the company to the Helmut Fischer Foundation. In his spirit, we have also been supporting young scientists and artists who are not employed by us since 2003.

Helmut Fischer Foundation

Logo of the Helmut Fischer Foundation

Innovative strength is in our blood

We take you further. With an impressive product portfolio, extensive service offerings, 21 subsidiaries worldwide, a large dealer network, and employees who are passionate about their jobs. We have always led the way with innovative strength. To date, nothing has changed in this respect, and nothing will change in the future. We are continuously developing new measuring devices, new technologies, new software and new applications for you. Everything to make you better. Today and tomorrow.

Helmut Fischer GmbH has been supplying outstanding measuring solutions for over 70 years –always with the clear aim of addressing the challenges and needs of our customers in quality assurance.

In a fast-moving and changing industrial environment, it is crucial to deliver powerful measuring solutions that are characterized by reliability, highest accuracy and ease of use.

We solve your measurement technology applications in the field of coating thickness measurement and material analysis with expertise and passion. To this end, we have a dedicated team of over 850 employees and 21 subsidiaries worldwide, as well as a close network of partners who are happy to be there for you.

Dr. Martin Leibfritz // CEO

We are convinced that we make our customers' world measurably easier. In doing so, we rely on the skills and commitment of our employees, our courage to take responsibility and the joy of working together at all levels.

The FISCHER brand stands for precision and quality. Thanks to our in-depth expertise, we enable our customers to master even the most demanding measuring tasks and offer solutions. Worldwide.

Frank Nachtigall // CSO

Security is particularly important in complex times. Our long-term strategies for business development guarantee the necessary resources and materials, focus on sustainable profitability and strive for healthy, dynamic growth.

Torsten Böhlke // CFO

Our brands

Synonymous with the highest measurement performance.



















Tactile Suite®


Tera Suite®








X-Ray Suite®



70 years Helmut Fischer

1953 - 2023

70 years of Fischer. 70 years of partnership and knowledge in coating thickness measurement. Since Fischer's first expansion in the 1960s, numerous local subsidiaries have been established around the globe over the decades.

Together, we look back on another 70 years of innovation and outstanding measurement solutions for our customers.