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.


Cable diagnostics system frida TD with 0.1 Hz sine and dissipation factor measurement


Josef BAUR turns 100 on 24.03.2012;

Publication of book “45,000 Volts of Enthusiasm”


BAUR has 140 employees in Sulz


Markus Baur takes over as CEO


New automatic cable test van: titron

New portable partial discharge and tan delta diagnostics system: PD-TaD 60

Change of the BAUR logo

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