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.


Construction of cable testing field for research and development


Over 3000 high voltage cable test devices (PGK) delivered around the world


DIELTEST DTL dissipation factor measuring bridge for insulating oils;
SYSCOMACT Compact cable fault location system;
Cable testing system for medium-voltage cable


High voltage cable test generator with 0.1 Hz

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