Buehler ITW Test & Measurement, headquartered in Lake Bluff, Illinois/USA, is celebrating 85 years in the business of preparation and testing equipment for materials including metals, ceramics, glass and plastics in key industries such as aerospace, automotive, metal and electronics, among others
Buehler was founded in 1936 by Swiss immigrant, Adolph I. Buehler, who saw a need for metallographic sample preparation equipment and optical inspection instruments for the steel and automotive industries in the Midwest USA. In the 1960s, the company expanded to Europe, and since 1979 it has also been represented in China. In Asia, there are subsidiaries in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong. In November 2021, the company relocated its Germany based European headquarters from Esslingen to Leinfelden-Echterdingen. With brands including Reicherter, Wolpert, Rockwell and Wilson hardness testers, Buehler has been part of Illinois Tool Works (ITW) since 2006, with worldwide distribution to currently over 100 countries and 45 Buhler Solutions Centres.
Says Eugenio Calderón, who was appointed Vice President of Buehler effective February 1st, 2021: “85 years of success in the market are based on our innovative and robust full-lab solutions, reliable service, and access to the knowledge that comes from serving the industry over this long period of time. We thank our customers for their loyalty and partnership, which will enable us to remain a global leader in instrumentation, equipment, consumables and application solutions for materials preparation and analysis.”