In 1989 a partnership was formed in Melbourne between Testo SE & CO.KGaA and a local company - Sense Measurements. Sense Measurements was appointed as the local agent for Testo instruments and operated from Glen Waverley in Victoria.
In 2000 Testo SE & CO.KGaA acquired Sense Measurements and Testo Pty Ltd a 100% owned subsidiary of Testo SE & CO.KGaA was established. From humble beginnings in Bayswater Victoria, Testo Pty Ltd has now purchased and established its head office in Croydon South, Victoria. Today, the company employs a dedicated team to grow our various market segments, offer service and calibration on all our instruments and together with a network of dealers spanning all states in Australia provides excellent customer service to our clients.
Testo Pty Ltd in the early years set its sights on capturing the food market partnering with some of the largest supermarkets and fast food chains to firmly establish itself as a leader in temperature monitoring of food. The thermometers and data loggers used in this market soon became a benchmark within the food industry. Even today they are the popular choice for temperature monitoring by both food retailers and regulators.
Testo Pty Ltd over the years has expanded into other markets such as HVAC/R. Emissions, IAQ, Hospitals, Science and Pharmaceutical. The range of electronic digital instruments manufactured by Testo AG – Germany as such, cover a multitude of applications, these include emission monitoring of diesel engines and gas fuelled turbines used in mining and coal seam gas applications, boiler/burner maintenance, thermal imaging cameras for electricians and building maintenance, research and facility management, to name a few.
Another area of growth for Testo Australia is the automated data monitoring of blood fridges, liquid nitrogen tanks in the main within IVF applications and fridges and freezers in hospitals and research. The systems used apply the latest technology using wireless, WIFI and Ethernet technology.
Testo Pty Ltd supports many local universities and TAFE institutions who widely use our instruments for teaching and sponsors awards for the “Apprentice of the Year”.
Values of integrity, teamwork, attitude, performance and passion are chosen to form the framework for our outstanding customer service. Testo Pty Ltd have made large investments in technology and staff training to make sure our internal and external processes deliver a high standard of customer satisfaction to our customers and rewarding careers to our employees.
We measure it.” This motto is in equal measure a slogan and the key to the success of Testo SE & CO.KGaA, whose headquarters are in Lenzkirch in the Black Forest. This globally active high-tech company is an expert in innovative measurement solutions.
The products: Measurement solutions for demanding target groups
What do the storage of drugs, quality assurance in the food sector or the monitoring and optimization of the indoor climate in an industrial building have in common? They can all be conducted easily, securely and efficiently, thanks to measurement solutions from Testo. For example, with the Cloud-based monitoring system Testo Saveris 2, the cooking oil tester Testo 270 or the data logger Testo 175 H1 for temperature and humidity. Over 650,000 customers worldwide trust measurement solutions made by Testo. Our products help to save time and resources, protect the environment, the health of humans and to increase the value of goods and services.
The history: a success story since 1957
From its beginnings as a small manufacturer of temperature measuring instruments, today Testo is a global concern. Testo has a presence on all continents, with 30 subsidiaries and more than 80 trade partners. An average annual growth of over 10 % since founding in 1957, and a current turnover of just short of a quarter of a billion Euros impressively demonstrate that the Upper Black Forest and high-tech systems go perfectly together. Testo has a strategy of sustainable and profitable growth, and not least the extraordinary commitment of the staff, to thank for this success. Roughly 2,500 Testorians worldwide research, develop, produce and market for the company with passion and expertise.
The perspectives: onwards with strength from within
The above-average investments in the future are a part of the firm's recipe for success. Testo invests approximately a tenth of the annual turnover worldwide on Research & Development, consolidating its position as a leading specialist in the field of portable and stationary measurement technology. Whether in agile project management or the attention to megatrends such as the internet of things – dynamics and orientation to the future characterize Testo. This is one of the reasons the company is regularly awarded the title of one of the most innovative medium-sized firms in Germany. To maintain this leading position, Testo places great value on training young people and ensuring the next generation of experts and management staff – for example with a classical apprenticeship, the professional entry program VIA after a Master's degree or various programs of further training.