AFRISO is an innovative, medium-sized company with a total staff of more than 1000 worldwide. Traditionally, we manufacture measuring, control and monitoring devices for building technology, industry and environmental protection. AFRISO, founded by Adalbert Fritz in Schmiedefeld/Thuringia, Germany in 1869, is an innovative, medium-sized company with a total staff of more than 1000 worldwide, more than 550 of which are employed at the five German sites. Traditionally, we manufacture measuring and control devices for temperature and pressure.
For more than 50 years now, we have also been producing measuring, control and monitoring devices and systems for environmental protection:
- Level measuring devices
- Overfill alarms
- Flue gas analysers
- Leak monitoring and alarm devices
Our leading-edge, market-oriented products and innovations result from our comprehensive know-how, a highly motivated and qualified staff and the fact that we understand what the market needs. Our full-coverage product range for one-stop shopping extends from proven, cost-effective off-the-shelf products to complex, customised special solutions.
- Research and development
- Tool manufacturing and fixture construction
- Versatile and highly effective production
- Quality assurance according to ISO 9001
- DNV certification
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', or, in short, AFRISO - which became a renowned brand for temperature and pressure measurement. For 50 years, the company focussed on glass thermometers, medical glass instruments and laboratory equipment.
A small, thin-walled, circular and concentrically shaped metal sheet completely changed the AFRISO world around 1920. Two diaphragm half shells form a capsule element which expands or contracts depending on the pressure. 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 Güglingen/Württemberg. Pneumatic level measurement devices were developed on the basis of pressure measurement instruments, primarily for fuel oil storage tanks. Other innovations included overfill alarms and leak monitoring systems for the safe storage of mineral oil products. Technology for environmental protection became the main focus of the product range. AFRISO secured the market leadership in this sector.
The early 1960s marked the beginning of the internationalisation of AFRISO. AFRISO founded sales and production companies in almost all Western European countries and changed its name to AFRISO-EURO-INDEX. After the oil crisis in 1973/1974, AFRISO developed a comprehensive range of products for the efficient and environmentally friendly operation of heating systems. After the political change in Eastern Europe, subsidiaries were founded in Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Poland, the Ukraine, Russia and China.
We are now the fourth Fritz generation to lead the company. We are very well aware of the benefits of a medium-sized company with a long tradition of innovation, run by its owners. And we will continue to be reliable partners for our customers, suppliers and employees.