The Verder Group acquired the majority of Austria’s Qness GmbH, a manufacturer of hardness testing machines that comply with recognized standards like Brinell, Vickers, Knoop and Rockwell. The acquisition extends the portfolio of Verder Scientific with a product line for hardness testing. Instruments manufactured by Qness are used both for industrial applications and material research.

The Qness portfolio complements the offering of ATM GmbH, which is also part of Verder Scientific. ATM’s comprehensive product range for metallographic sample preparation and the hardness testing machines from Qness will form a strong platform to provide complete solutions for materials testing.