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NETZSCH Acquires GABO to Become the Leader in Dynamic Mechanical Analysis

Selb, Germany. July 9, 2015


Today, NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH announced the acquisition of GABO QUALIMETER Testanlagen GmbH.


The GABO QUALIMETER Testanlagen GmbH, located in Ahlden, Germany, is a worldwide leading manufacturer of high force dynamic mechanical thermal analyzers (DMA/DMTA). Their instruments are the industry standard in tire and rubber testing.

In combination with their wide range of sample holders and accessories, they are perfectly suited to address the needs of the rapidly growing composite market. Furthermore, GABO’s high temperature DMA up to 1500°C is unique in the world. GABO DMA systems are used every day in the world’s largest and most prestigious companies, academic institutions, and governmental laboratories.

Ronald Gaddum, Managing Director of GABO QUALIMETER Testanlagen GmbH, is very satisfied:

“The global presence of the NETZSCH Group with Sales and Service locations in our main markets, together with GABO’s product spectrum is the perfect foundation to mutually grow the business and take the lead in the market. Based on these strong synergies, with GABO’s special high-force and fully automatic DMA/DMTA segment, we will have the ability to offer the market a complete DMA/DMTA product range. Our team is excited to collaborate with a global acting, German-based company understanding our position and the possibilities ahead.”


NETZSCH is the technology leader when it comes to thermal analysis, calorimetry (adiabatic & reaction) and the determination of thermophysical properties. Their 50 years of applications experience, broad state-of-the-art product line and comprehensive service offerings ensure that their solutions will not only meet customers every requirement but also exceed their every expectation.

NETZSCH offers a wide range of instruments for rubber characterization, including DSC, TGA and EGA instruments. In the composite field, NETZSCH analytical instruments cover the entire production workflow, including cure monitoring with DEA. Furthermore, NETZSCH is the technology leader for high-temperature application in thermal analysis comprising techniques like STA and DIL.

Based on this acquisition, NETZSCH and GABO customers can benefit from additional product lines, top level technology in dynamic mechanical testing and a world-wide support structure.

Dr. Thomas Denner, Head of the NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing Business Unit, and Dr. Jürgen Blumm, CEO Marketing & Sales, commented on the acquisition:

“We are very excited about the merger of the family-owned companies NETZSCH and GABO, both with great tradition and world-leading product lines. This step leads us to an even broader offering for many industries, especially rubber & tire, composites and high-temperature materials out of one hand with the same common sense: leading in technology and performance.”

Digitale Unterschriften   …………………………………………………


Ronald Gaddum

Managing Director


Testanlagen GmbH

Dr. Thomas Denner

Head of Business Unit

NETZSCH Analyzing &

Dr. Jürgen Blumm

Managing Director

NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH

Marketing & Sales

What is going to change for existing GABO customers?

  • GABO’s facilities and experts will remain in Ahlden to support customers and in addition, they can contact the NETZSCH sales and support representatives worldwide. GABO will be part of the NETZSCH team, so they will see the GABO name and graphics be replaced by NETZSCH-GABO. Customers will continue to receive communications and updates, now from the new brand.  Any commitments and quotations are still valid to the date given, and all pending system orders will continue to be fulfilled.

What is going to change for existing GABO dealers?

  • Dealers will continue to get the full support from GABO’s experts and in addition, they can benefit from the NETZSCH sales and support representatives’ know-how.
    Any commitments and quotations are still valid to the date given, and all pending system orders will continue to be fulfilled.

What is going to change for existing GABO suppliers?

  • For suppliers, all commitments and contracts are still valid to the date given.

What is the benefit for Netzsch customers?

  • NETZSCH customers will get additional product lines from the leading manufacturer of high- force dynamic mechanical thermal analyzers and at the same time, keep their high level support and know-how from NETZSCH.



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