Eltra GmbH - part of Verder Scientific

Eltra GmbH - part of Verder Scientific

ELTRA is one of the world`s leading manufacturers of elemental analyzers for rapid and accurate analysis of solid materials. Our elemental analyzers provide tailor-made solutions for a wide range of samples and concentrations. Thousands of satisfied customers worldwide are proof of the quality and reliability of ELTRA analyzers. In the early 1980`s the development of its first Carbon and Sulfur Analyzer led to the creation of ELTRA. The objective to offer high quality products at affordable prices still remains the foundation of ELTRA`s policy today. At ELTRA we know that your success is built on accurate and reliable results in your laboratory. Hundreds of satisfied customers worldwide are proof of the quality and reliability of Eltra analyzers. With the creation of new levels of performance-to-price-ratios ELTRA`s world market share has rapidly increased. The introduction of oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen analyzers allowed ELTRA to successfully enter new markets on a global level.

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Retsch-Allee 1-5 , Haan , 42781 Germany
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Industry Type:
Laboratory Equipment
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

ELTRA equipment is the standard for elemental analysis in industries such as steel, automotive, mining and aerospace.


  • 1981 ELTRA was founded
  • 1981 Development of a resistance furnace CS analyzer with Siemens Cell
  • 1984 First sales of instruments in Germany
  • 1986 Development of induction furnace CS analyzers
  • 1988 Design of own ELTRA IR detector
  • 1991 Expansion to international markets (China, India, USA)
  • 1993 Development of ON analyzers
  • 1995 Development of H analyzers
  • 1996 Expansion to eastern european markets (Russia, Poland)
  • 1997 First ACHEMA with ELTRA
  • 1999 Introduction of ONH-2000 and CS-2000 (combi instruments)
  • 2000 Celebration of 1000 analyzers sold
  • 2001 Introduction of double dual range instruments (4 IR cells)
  • 2003 Introduction of CHS-500 analyzer
  • 2003 Development of autoloader system for 130, 104 and 36 crucibles
  • 2004 New Uni software for all Eltra analyzers
  • 2005-2006 Mechanical improving of existing instruments
  • 2007 New THERMOSTEP (Thermo Gravimetric Analyzer) laboratory version
  • 2008 TGA (Thermo Gravimetric Analyzer) for automation
  • 2009 Automatic and manual tungsten and iron dispenser
  • 2009 CHS-580A analyzer with auto-sampler
  • 2012 ELTRA becomes part of the Verder Group
  • 2013 Relocation to new headquarters
  • 2015 New generation of analyzers called ELEMENTRAC