«Innovative visions and latest technologies are implemented quickly and efficiently.»
Picture Peter Zehntner with ZRM 6014

The Zehntner brand has been standing for Swiss made high quality electronic and physical measuring and testing instruments for decades.

We believe in attention to detail: in our long-standing company we don‘t do things by halves.

Our experience of many years combined with the consistent and fast implementation of suggestions from our customers result in instruments meeting all our clients‘ requirements. We are committed to responding to your individual needs and are only satisfied if you are too.

Active membership in various standards committees as well as our in-house development and manufacturing departments play a crucial role: innovative visions and latest technologies are implemented quickly and efficiently.

Our approach has stood the test of time and we take pride in the loyalty of our customers: once a Zehntner customer, always a Zehntner customer.

We strive to extend our product range continuously and look forward to developing our business relationship.

Peter Zehntner

Zehntner GmbH Testing Instruments
Gewerbestrasse 4
CH-4450 Sissach
Tel. +41 (0)61 953 05 50
Fax +41 (0)61 953 05 51
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Travel information

By public transport

To reach our premises it will take about 45 minutes from the Euro-airport Basel and about one and a half hour from Zurich airport by public transport. Zehntner GmbH is within 15 minutes walking distance from Sissach railway station.

By motorway

From Basel: Get on A2, E35 motorway in the direction Lucerne, Berne, Zurich until you reach the junction Augst.
From Zurich: Get on A3 in the direction Berne, Basel.
At the junction Augst change to A2, E25, E35 in direction Gotthard, Lucerne, Berne, Arisdorf. Take the exit „11 Sissach“ and afterwards turn right. Leave the first roundabout at the first exit, at the second roundabout leave at the third exit and stay on Gewerbestrasse until you reach Zehntner GmbH.


Zehntner GmbH
Testing Instruments
Gewerbestrasse 4
CH-4450 Sissach
Tel: +41 (0)61 953 05 50
Fax: +41 (0)61 953 05 51

Commercial register Canton Basle-Country, company No.: CH-
VAT No.: CHE-101.410.329
Customs account No.: 4534-3

CEO: Dr. Ralph Mennicke
CFO: Hélder Varandas
COO: Patrick Waller

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Latest update: March 13, 2018


2015 Launch of the very first glossmeter with touchscreen as well as the very first automatic universal unit with touchscreen for various application such as film application, crocking, scrub resistance, washability, scratch resistance and drying time.
2014 Launch of the ZRM 6013+ an optimised re-issue of the classic ZRM 6013 Retroreflectometer RL/Qd with touchscreen and faster measuring procedure.
2013 Introduction of the new online-glossmeter with the latest digital communication, various analog outputs and automatic in-situ calibration as well as a new universal-applicator with 1 μm resolution for preparing uniform films or wedge-shaped layers of coating materials.
2012 Launch of a precision instrument for the determination of night visibility of traffic signs and safety garments. New app for iPhone® and iPad® for determination of the degree of surface coverage of agglomerate road markings.
2011 Introduction of the new modified hardness tester, mar resistance tester as well as launch of the new scratching tool and a budget priced basic retroreflectometer RL/Qd.
2010 Launch of the very first retroreflectometer RL/Qd with colour touch-screen and automatic calibration standard recognition and with unique options such as camera.
2008 Introduction of a new 3-angle-glossmeter with integrated OLED display, 128 MB memory card, USB-interface and many more.
2007 Launch of a dynamic retroreflectometer RL for continuous measurement of the night visibility of road markings at normal traffic speed.
2006 40th anniversary and move to more spacious premises in Sissach.
2005 Introduction of the first gloss measuring sensor transmitting the measuring data directly to the PC/laptop via USB-interface.
2004 Human reinforcement of the development department for a continuous enlargement of the product range.

The retroreflectometer for the combined determination of the night and day visibility with one handy unit has been relaunched and newly equipped with a wet-timer, a detailed test report on a A4/letter size paper as well as automatic self-diagnosis.

1999 Launch of the worldwide very first retroreflectometer for the combined determination of the night and day visibility with one handy unit as well as "seven in one go": significant extension of physical test equipment range.
1997 Change of the legal form into Zehntner GmbH Testing Instruments and move to Hoelstein in more spacious manufacturing premises.
1995 Introduction of an on-line-glossmeter-system with up to 1000 measurements per second.
1992 Hand over to second generation. Peter Zehntner, the current owner and Managing Director, runs the business initially under P. Zehntner Testing Instruments. Concentration on measuring and testing instruments.
1966 Foundation G. Zehntner Electronic, Reigoldswil. The company was active in the fields of home and industrial electronics, medical technics including development and production of measuring and testing instruments.

Peter Zehntner is the official Swiss CEN-delegate for horizontal road signs. Among others this includes active membership of working groups and expert panels. Moreover, he is a member of the following institutions:

American Society for Testing and Materials
European Committee for Standardization
German Research Association for Surface Treatment
German Institute for Standardization
German Society for Road Marking Research
Road and Transportation Research Association
Swiss Professional Federation for Road Safety
Swiss Association of Varnish and Paint Chemists
Swiss Association of Road and Transportation Experts
Our development team is realizing innovative visions with cutting-edge technology.


Zehntner team
Zehntner team mechanik
Our teams electronics and mechanics are responsible for single-unit and series production. Moreover, they carry out calibration and certifi cation service according to the relevant standards as well as maintenance and repair.
team verkauf
Our sales team takes care of our customers and business partners from all over the world in a competent and friendly manner.
team sitzungszimmer
We are looking forward to welcoming you at our booth at one of our many trade exhibitions or at our premises in Sissach.