Rheological testing instrument since 1962

GÖTTFERT Werkstoff-Prüfmaschinen GmbH was founded in 1962 by Prof. Dr. Otto Göttfert. In the second generation his son Dr. Axel Göttfert took over the leadership as sole managing director.
On the world market the medium-sized organization is well known as one of the leading companies in the niche field of rheological testing instruments. The innovative rheological systems are globally installed in laboratories as well as in production settings. 

In order to be closer to many of our customers, a subsidiary company was opened in Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA in 1989. In 2011 the GOETTFERT (China) Limited located in Beijing and Shanghai was started. 

Our corporate philosohpy


Developing creative and competitive products by investing constantly in research and development.


In-house production, maintenance of key technologies and spare parts service ensure that our test instrument is 100% supported for many years after delivery. For us, "Made by GÖTTFERT" means taking responsibility.


High quality service all over the world by our highly trained team of our service technicians and in cooperation with representatives and our own branches.

Service network and product range

GÖTTFERT runs a worldwide net of representatives in over 90 countries with a high level of technical as well as sales experience, in order to be near and reachable to potential clients.
Today the certified and accredited company comes with a wide range of products in the field for thermoplastics, thermosets and elastomers and equipments under clean room conditions. The devices are built in modular small series to fit the different range of requirements.
GÖTTFERT presents its flexible rheological testing technology in closed product groups.

The sample testing during production is covered by the „ONLINE” and/or “AT-LINE” technology as well as through film analysis. For the quality control in the laboratory we deliver melt index testing instruments and for the characterization of new materials the capillary rheometry together with the elastomer testing systems find their place. Furthermore the pilot plant recipe development can be covered with our Extrusiometry machine range. Finally production or testing devices with clean room requirements are part of the portfolio. All GÖTTFERT systems fulfill the highest standards on quality and innovation!


Quality "MADE BY GÖTTFERT" stands for taking responsibility. It also means that you cannot test “Quality” into a product; it has to be built in. This is just one central basic business priciple, followed from “Technology” and “Service” which distinguishes the corporate philosophy of GÖTTFERT. A modern equipped manufacturing engineering system offers the best basic requirements to perform the mechanical manufacturing and software development of all components right at our headquarters in Buchen.

With our philosophy of production located in Germany, GÖTTFERT consciously guarantees warranty even many years after the delivery of equipment. This comes in the guaranteeing of being present with support and spare parts for our customers. Reliable customer service, short delivery times, comprehensive consulting and reliable Partnership are responsibilities, which the company demonstrates on a daily basis. 

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