Buehler combined its business sectors Metallography, formerly based in Düsseldorf, and Hardness Testing, still widely known under its previous name, Wilson Hardness, and traditionally based in Esslingen am Neckar, at one site. After the formal consolidation of both core activities in 2009 under the name Buehler ITW Test & Measurement GmbH, Esslingen am Neckar in southern Germany now takes on the function of European headquarters for both sectors. In Düsseldorf, Buehler is establishing a new, central laboratory in close cooperation with partners in industry, universities and research institutes.
The new lab in Düsseldorf will handle international research projects covering everything from sample preparation in the laboratory to fully automatic in-process hardness testing. The facilities at the Buehler Solutions Centre in Esslingen offer Buehler ITW Test & Measurement adequate space for development, training, production, sales and warehousing. They even allow for future expansion of these activities, as well as a central warehouse for spare parts and consumables.