STABILA Messgeräte: a global player in measurement technology
STABILA is a well-known, distinguished manufacturer of branded measuring tools of the highest quality. The product range comprises spirit levels, lasers, electronic measuring tools, folding rules and tape measures. More than 550 employees are committed to STABILA’s success worldwide, including 350 in Germany at the headquarters at Annweiler in the Palatinate. The STABILA brand can be found in over 70 countries and, in many of these, it is the market leader in important measuring technology sectors. We owe our worldwide success and the continuation of our sustainable growth trajectory to the innovative strength of our workforce, our numerous patents, our modern production techniques and the constant development of our sales and marketing activities.
Those who appreciate quality trust STABILA.
Precise measurement is one of the most important fundamentals of manual work. Professionals therefore require measuring tools that they can rely on absolutely for accuracy. In any weather and in the harshest construction site conditions. Tough, durable and accurate tools which are easy to use. STABILA designs and produces measuring equipment of this calibre. And has done so since 1889.
From the initial idea through to production, STABILA accomplishes the entire process chain. Its product quality, recognised throughout the world, is ensured by means of a high degree of in-house manufacturing and exacting materials management. STABILA products stand out for their lasting accuracy, robustness for practical use, ease of handling and attractive design.
A family business founded on tradition
The brothers Anton and Franz Ullrich began producing folding rules in the middle of the 19th century. In 1886 the brothers, from the Southern Palatinate region of Germany, obtained a patent for a spring-loaded joint for folding rules that became the foundation of the company’s subsequent success.
Shortly afterwards, Gustav Ullrich, one of Franz’s sons, established the ‘Ruler Factory’ in the town of Annweiler am Trifels in 1889 and began to produce and market folding rules with the spring-loaded joints that are still common today.
Advancing trade through innovation
Ever since the foundation was laid, the company has striven to ensure that the STABILA brand be the world's best and most innovative manufacturer of measuring tools. This is a highly dynamic process in which we primarily make use of two factors — the continuously expanding needs of tradespeople on the one hand and advances in measuring and production technology on the other.
Our applications management team is therefore in regular contact with users. Ideas and suggestions originating in real-life situations are incorporated into our product development, where they are assessed by specialist engineers from a wide range of disciplines and transformed using modern computer-based design systems into product innovations. Production is carried out on latest-generation machines and is certified to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008.