Global Market Leader in Explosion Protection

There are working situations in which sparks should never be allowed to fly! For these situations the explosion protection specialists at the BARTEC Group develop innovative products and solutions. The reason: wherever hazardous substances such as flammable gases, vapors, mists or dusts can occur the component and system solutions developed by BARTEC prevent explosions and ensure the safety of both people and the environment.

The main customers of the global corporate group include the oil and gas industry as well as chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical companies from all around the world. The comprehensive product portfolio ranges from complex measurement and analysis technology via innovative heating technology solutions to explosion-proof components and systems for automation, control and communication. BARTEC products have proved themselves in numerous projects right around the globe.


Sales units Representatives
International Sales and Service Network

The name BARTEC is known and relied upon all over the world. With an international network of production sites in Germany, Switzerland, UK, Norway, Slovenia, Italy, the USA and China as well as with 35 sales units and 50 international sales partners, the market and technology leader in safety technology is present all over the world and active on site to support the customer.


  • Dr. Ralf Köster
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Marcus Eisenhuth
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Georgios Kabitoglou
    Chief Sales Officer
  • Heiko Laubheimer
    Chief Financial Officer
    Bad Mergentheim, Germany
    more than 1.800 worldwide
    international sales and service network


  • Explosion Protection
  • Electrical Trace Heating
  • Electrical Engineering for Mining
  • Analyzers and Measurement Technology
  • Communication & Monitoring



Foundation of the company


BARTEC starts its own training


Realization of the idea “Europe is home“:
Foundation of BARTEC Netherlands and BARTEC France


First sales unit in the Far East: BARTEC in Tokio


TÜV certification according to DIN ISO 9000 ff.


First sales unit in America: BARTEC in Tulsa/USA


New BARTEC production sites in Menden and Gotteszell

Start of the LEUNA project (Turnkey project): 10 million €




New production site in Slovenia


Integration of Siemens mining in Menden


Allianz Capital Partners, the private equity company of Allianz group joins the BARTEC Group as the new majority shareholder


Take-over of business sectors of Benke Instrument & Elektro in Reinbek/Hamburg and foundation of the new business sector BARTEC BENKE


Foundation of the BARTEC Safe.t Academy

Establishment of a joint venture in China: Development and production of new products for the safety of the Chinese mining sector




BARTEC leadership is changing: Dr. Ralf Köster takes over the reins from BARTEC company founder




Newly developed Panel PC series POLARIS with Wireless Communication wins several innovation awards

Largest order in company history: BARTEC sells analyzer systems with a total order value of over 15 million US $


Mobile Computer with WLAN technology wins several innovation contests


Swiss Private Equity firm Capvis acquires majority of BARTEC

Foundation of an own sales unit in India





Awarding as one of the 100 most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany

Opening of a new production facility in Shanghai/China and acquisition of Vodec Industrial Communications Ltd.


Acquisition of Technor Safe Ex AS, the Norwegian market leader of explosion-proof equipment and systems


BARTEC is listed in the “Encyclopedia of World Market Leaders”

BARTEC BENKE establishes itself as the most important provider in process analysis technology





BARTEC has been recognized in the group of “TOP 100” for a second time

The private equity firm Charterhouse will be the new owner of BARTEC




Acquisition of Pixavi, the world leading supplier of mobile communication devices for Ex areas


Acquisition of ORB, one of the leading Physical Property Analyzers companies in the world

Biggest acquisition in company's history: BARTEC acquires Italian TOP Group completing its portfolio


40 years of BARTEC - 40 years of success in safety technology

BARTEC presents at ACHEMA 2015 pioneering solutions providing sustainable safety and efficiency

Quality & Culture

Statement Issued by the Executive Board

Striving for highest quality and functional safety, guaranteeing optimal health and safety at work and taking into account environmental as well as health and safety regulations in the operational sequences are international standard. Almost all processes within an enterprise have to be aligned with these objectives. More and more frequently the awarding of contracts is made dependent on the requirement that manufacturers provide evidence for a systematic quality management and, moreover, for a work, health and environment protection management for their processes and services, from design to regular efficiency tests.

The concept of “BARTEC – Quality and Culture“ describes this integrated management as a natural part of entrepreneurial activities. Not only the ideas and activities of individuals are important. All BARTEC employees are individually required to contribute actively to the continuous improvement of BARTEC.

The integrated management manual presents organizational workflows and responsibilities, including the references to the appropriate internal guidelines for all activities and processes relevant to quality, environment and safety. By means of the quality, safety and environment management system described in this manual, the board of management expresses its executive duty of ensuring an adequate and constantly high level of quality, safety and environment protection for the products, processes, systems and services.


  • “Creative Minds” Inventors Competition

    The “Creative Minds” initiative offers students from the region the opportunity to implement innovative ideas in the fields of science, technology, computer science, or mathematics with corporate support. The ideas will be selected by a jury and then implemented by the students within three months. In addition to materials and technical equipment, the companies provide experts, who support the students in realising their projects. Following the implementation phase, the young inventors present their findings, and the jury selects a winner, who will be awarded at a ceremony. For BARTEC, this competition is a great way to support students in the region. In light of the current situation, we feel that promoting this young talent is integral in ensuring the viability of Germany as a centre for technology as well as increasing the attractiveness of the region in terms of employment opportunities.

  • Prize of the Förderkreis der Wirtschaftsjunioren (Society for the promotion of business juniors)

    Each year, the society awards a four-week internship to three outstanding graduates of economic schools in Bad Mergentheim, Tauberbischofsheim and Wertheim. BARTEC has supported this initiative for many years. Only knowing the theory is not enough. The internship should enable deeper insights into the company so that the graduate can gain practical knowledge whereas it is important that the interns are fully integrated. We therefore try to accommodate the winners with families so that they can become better acquainted with the region and its people.

  • Girls‘ Day

    Girls’ Day aims to inspire female students to pursue technical professions in which only a maximum of 40 percent of women work or study towards. Many young woman can be found in some of these professions. However, there is still a lot of progress to be made in others. With BARTEC, the girls experience a taste of the exciting world of explosion protection. In addition to a factory tour, they get to know the machines and can even gain hands-on experience in the training workshop. Girls’ Day is very popular with students as well as with the participants from BARTEC. Some students even participate in Girls’ Day for several years, thereby gaining interesting insight into the various departments at BARTEC.

  • Children’s City

    Every year, our trainees support the Bad Mergentheim Children’s City. For two weeks, the children live in their own city in which they work, earn “pebbles” as a salary, and make adult decisions. During the summer holiday programme, on the school grounds, children between the ages of 7 and 13 act as citizens of a city and assume various roles. The children can “work” in approximately 50 different professions. BARTEC is proud to support this project because it helps the children to become familiar with the cycle of work, money, and consumption in their own city, test their abilities, and grow at their tasks. And our trainees have fun participating in the various activities with the children.

  • Fencing

    In addition to various other sporting events, BARTEC has been sponsoring the women’s sabre team in Tauberbischofsheim for many years. BARTEC advocates regional support for this elite sport. For BARTEC, it is important to provide successful athletes – especially those from the region – with the necessary support. Our entire company supports the partnership with the fencers. In business and in sport, the goal is the same: top performance. Both operate at an international level.

  • Readings

    Our regional engagement also focusses on promoting culture. In cooperation with the city library, readings are continually held at BARTEC. We have hosted both reciter Gerd Berghofer and actor Ernst Pilick with his Eugen Roth programme in Bad Mergentheim. The varied programme was well received by literature enthusiasts. So far, the readings by various reciters have been successful continuations of the series in cooperation with the Bad Mergentheim City Library. We will continue to regularly promote interesting entertaining events.


Max-Eyth-Straße 16
97980 Bad Mergentheim


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