Success for more than 150 years.
Tradition and innovation perfectly in tune
JĂźrgen and Elmar Fritz, great-grandsons of the company founder
In 1869, our great-grandfather Adalbert Fritz founded his company in Thuringia. When his son Franz Fritz, our grandfather, entered the company, the company name changed to "Adalbert Fritz & Sohn". AFRISO became a globally renowned brand for temperature and pressure measurement. For 50 years, the company focussed on glass thermometers, medical glass instruments and laboratory equipment; then, a small, thin-walled, circular and concentrically shaped metal sheet completely changed the AFRISO world in the 1920s. Two diaphragm half shells form a capsule element which expands or contracts depending on the pressure. This pioneering invention became the foundation for a host of innovative products: Precision pressure gauges, blood pressure measurement instruments and temperature controllers became the most important products for the time up to 1945 and the new beginning after that.
After World War II, Franz Fritz and his son Georg, our father, rebuilt the company in Kleingartach and in GĂźglingen in WĂźrttemberg. The capsule element was used in pneumatic level indicators which marked our entry to the fuel oil market. Back then, we developed overfill prevention systems and leak monitoring systems for the safe storage of mineral oil products, and technologies for environmental protection become the credo and mission for the future product portfolio. AFRISO secured the market leadership in this sector. Product development revolves around the motto "Technology for Environmental Protection" which is one of the key pillars of our corporate strategy.