BAUR GmbH: History < About BAUR

Everything big begins with something small

From pioneer to world market leader

BAUR looks back at an eventful company history. What began 70 years ago as a small family-owned setup, is one of today’s leading international companies in the area of testing and measurement technology. BAUR counts most of the energy providers in the world among its satisfied customers.




Since 1945, when Josef Baur established the “physical and technical workshops” with three employees in his father’s old embroidery building, passion for technology has been his motivation. 

His extensive experience in radio and broadcasting technology made a big contribution to his young company. He built the first battery radio receiver in Vorarlberg when he was just 14. 

The first customer of the fledgling company was the City of Vienna with its order for a custom-made design for a highly sensitive mine detector.


1945

Establishment of the physical and technical workshops in Sulz by Josef Baur

1950

Introduction of the first portable high voltage cable test device, the PGK (DC)

1951

First participation as an exhibitor at the industrial fair in Hannover

1955

PGO 60 kV dielectric breakdown oil tester

In the book 45,000 Volts of Enthusiasm you will read more about the history of the Baur Family and the company.