Anton Paar GmbH produces high-end measuring and laboratory instruments for industry and research. It is the world leader in the measurement of density, concentration and CO2 and in the field of rheometry. For over eighty successful years, Anton Paar has produced outstanding measuring and analysis instruments for industrial and research applications such as density and concentration meters, rheometers and viscometers. Our strong R&D department and partnerships with external research institutes allow us to turn new ideas into instruments at the cutting edge of technology. The wide product range extends from robust QA instruments to complex R&D equipment.

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Measuring and analysis instruments
Anton Paar GmbH produces high-end measuring and laboratory instruments for industry and research. It is the world leader in the measurement of density, concentration and CO2 and in the field of rheometry. Anton Paar GmbH is owned by the charitable Santner Foundation.

High-precision production and close contact to the scientific community
Over 1550 employees at the headquarters in Graz and the 20 sales subsidiaries worldwide ensure that Anton Paar products live up to their excellent reputation. The core competence of Anton Paar – high-precision production – and close contact to the scientific community form the basis for the quality of Anton Paar’s instruments.

Oscillating U-tube: a milestone
A milestone for the company and Anton Paar in general was the development of the first digital density meter using the oscillating U-tube principle by Dr. Hans Stabinger in the late 1960s.

Strong sales network
Anton Paar’s strong sales network in more than 110 countries guarantees customersrapid support and answers to their applicaton and service queries.

Anton Paar's history

One man, one company
Anton Paar GmbH was established in 1922 when a young machinist, Mr. Anton Paar, started a one-man machine repair shop. He specialized in repairing machines for butchers and bakeries and soon earned a reputation for excellent work which led to contacts with universities and various research institutes.

The pioneer
In 1932, Anton Paar's youngest daughter, Margarete Platzer, the first Styrian female master locksmith, followed in her father's footsteps. She was especially interested in high-precision mechanics. The quality of her work led to a cooperation with Prof. Dr. hc. mult. Otto Kratky and production of the company's first scientific, analytical instrument - the Kratky Small Angle X-ray Camera - which is still the most widely used measuring system of its type today.

Technology transfer
In 1963 Ulrich Santner, Margarete Platzer's son-in-law, became CEO of the company. He formed contacts to leading research institutes and developed a systematic approach for transferring technology from research to industry. Several years of studying in the United States helped prepare Mr. Santner for marketing numerous innovative products internationally. He strengthened the business relationships to research and sales companies. The highlight of his career was receiving the title of 'Business Person of the Year' in 1995.

In 1986 Friedrich Santner, Ulrich Santner's son-in-law joined the company. As head of the Marketing and Sales department and then Managing Director of the German subsidiary Anton Paar Germany, he systematically built up an international sales network. Under his management several new subsidiaries have been founded and the position of Anton Paar GmbH as world leader in different areas of scientific instrumentation has been further strengthened.

The idea
The family firm became a foundation in December 2003. The 'Santner Foundation' is now the new owner of Anton Paar GmbH. The organization is a charitable foundation for public utility. Its turnover will benefit research projects in the field of natural and technical sciences as well as the prevention of drug abuse and rehabilitation of drug addicts. The CEO and chairman of the board at Anton Paar remain unchanged.


Model MCR Series - Rheometer

The new MCR rheometers are based on a concept at the cutting edge of technology. The EC motor technique, the low friction bearing and the patented normal force sensor have been optimized over years to satisfy the highest demands of rheologists. Any type or combination of rheological tests, both in rotational and oscillatory mode, are possible with the MCR rheometers. The modularity of the system allows the integration of a wide range of temperature ...

Model Alcolyzer Spirits M/ME - Alcohol Analysis System

Analyze spirits efficiently and economically in the laboratory and at the production line using the alcohol analysis system Alcolyzer Spirits M/ME. Alcolyzer Spirits M/ME determines the alcohol content (35 to 65 %vol), color, and pH value of alcoholic beverages. In combination with a density meter, the system additionally determines the total extract of the sample.


Service & Support

Anton Paar’s highest priority is to provide you with first-rate quality – but the relationship only starts there. Our extensive customer service & support network is meant to ensure your lasting success. From comprehensive seminars to information material offered as downloads – Anton Paar is available around the clock to secure highly accurate processes that simply, reliably work.


ACHEMA 2012, Pittcon 2012

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