Our story

2018

The year 2018 was one characterized by growth. We expanded our range of expertise and now do our own mechanical design and have added centralized project management. These areas were also immediately filled with two new colleagues. Also added were three trainees with whom we are working together on new and innovative solutions.

What also happened this year:

Products

  • The third generation of our successful LED measurement system, the “eFLAT-III,“ was introduced to the public
  • The word and figurative trade mark "GG-Detector" was entered at the German and European Patent and Trade Mark Office

Awards & honors

  • Company founder and CEO Matthias Kuhl was named by the state government to the Technology Council of Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Presentation of our company headquarters and of the company at the Construction Form of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate
  • We received the “Wirtschaftsmagnet” (“Economic Magnet”) award

Technology and safety

  • Our production facility acquired new equipment in the form of a screen printer
  • The University of Bonn received systems from us for research in plant recognition
  • We acquired a defibrillator
  • Colleagues completed training with the local fire engine

Other news

  • The old barn on the newly purchased land was torn down to create expansion possibilities for the future

2017

After 11 months of construction the new “Technikum” was completed and we were able to move in. The working conditions here are ideal for giving creativity a free hand. We felt at home from the very beginning, and representatives from business and politics were very impressed with their first tour.

What also happened this year:

Products

  • Redesign of the Mark Stream sensor
  • Redesign of the eFLAT CPU and the expansion board

Awards & honors

  • Visit by Prime Minister Malu Dreyer
  • Celebratory opening of the Technikum by the Economic Minister Dr. Volker Wissing
  • Awarded “Grand Prix Mittelstand“ recognizing extraordinary accomplishments of small- and medium-sized companies
  • Honored with the Innovation Prize of Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Awarded the Environmental Protection Plaque of the Rhineland-Palatinate Energy Agency
  • Honored by the Chamber of Commerce Koblenz
  • ATEX Audit successfully completed and certified
  • effCheck Industry 4.0 successfully completed
  • ISO9001:2015 (Level 1)

Technology and safety

  • Vapor phase soldering system added to our production technology

Other news

  • Acquired the adjoining property with a total area of 2900 m2
  • Visit by the Chilean economic delegation

2016

This was the year it finally happened. On August 29, 2016 we broke ground for our own company building. The architecturally modern designed structure that focused on sustainability was intended to offer enough room for all of our colleagues in a 1400 m2 space on two levels.

Through an intelligent combination of a well insulated building envelope, a photovoltaic system, geothermal heat, central air conditioning and finely tuned building technology in which a KNX system centrally regulates, monitors and controls all the relevant components, the building has received a KfW efficiency rating of 55, requiring 45 % less primary energy per year than a comparable new construction.

What also happened this year:

Products

  • New development of a system for precisely measuring the color of ground coffee beans
  • New development for color measurement of granulates and bulk materials

Other standouts

  • Construction started on the new company headquarters in Kalenborn-Scheuern

2015

With numerous established products already on the worldwide market, this year we developed the “Quick-Match” system that enables our customers to test their viscous products such as liquid plastics, paints or even pasta dough for color fidelity even in-process.

Such innovations contributed to our having once again made the finals for the “Grand Prix Mittelstand“ recognizing extraordinary accomplishments of small- and medium-sized companies and in the same year being awarded by the Koblenz Chamber of Commerce.

2011 - 2006

These six years were characterized mainly by new product developments. In addition to the high-speed “Mark Stream Sensor” for register mark detection, in 2010 we introduced our first eFLAT multi-channel LED testing system, which is still used worldwide for LED measurement.

In 2010 we were also awarded the “Success” prize by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Agriculture and Viticulture Rhineland Palatinate and the Investitions- und Strukturbank Rheinland-Pfalz (ISB).

Also, in 2011 we received ATEX certification for the Mark-Stream sensor.

2005 - 2003

These years saw the dedication of the entire team rewarded. In addition to the newly developed MELOT LED testing system and the PR0049 Color Matcher, we received the patent for our LED testing systems.

The successful ISO 9001-2000 audit in 2003 was followed a year later by the “Success” prize by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Agriculture and Viticulture Rhineland Palatinate and the Investitions- und Strukturbank Rheinland-Pfalz (ISB).

2002 - 2001

After just one year of existence we were able to expand our offering with software development and design. Also added was the field of vision applications.

During these years our founder Matthias Kuhl selected sales partners in The Netherlands, Denmark, USA, Canada, Mexico and Hong Kong, with whose help we took the first successful steps in international markets.

In 2002 we worked on and researched new and innovative products that were selected for use by renowned partners in industry.

2000

In 2000 our company was founded by our Managing Partner Matthias Kuhl. Our core business then and now is the development and manufacture of optoelectronic measuring systems and the production of electronic modules.

During this founding year we applied for the patent on our first LED function tester.