«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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You may not use or any content for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms of use, or to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity that infringes the rights of Zehntner or others.

Exclusion of liability

Although every care has been taken by Zehntner to ensure the accuracy of the information published, no warranty can be given in respect of the accuracy, reliability, up-to-dateness or completeness of this information. Zehntner reserves the right to alter or remove the content, in full or in part, without prior notice.

Some of the images shown might be of a pre-production model and/or computer generated; therefore the design/features on the final version of this instrument may differ in various aspects.

In no event will Zehntner be liable for any loss or damage of a material or immaterial nature arising from access to, use or non-use of published information, or from misuse of the connection or technical faults.

Links to third party websites lie outside the scope of responsibility of Zehntner. Access and use of such websites occurs entirely at the user’s own risk. Zehntner explicitly state that they have no influence whatsoever over the content of any linked site. Responsibility

for information and services of linked sites rests entirely with the relevant third parties. No liability can be accepted in respect of the content of such websites.

Data protection

Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the provisions of federal data protection legislation, everyone has the right to protection of their privacy, as well as to protection of misuse of their personal details. Zehntner complies with these provisions. Personal data is treated as strictly confidential and is neither passed on nor sold to third parties.

In close cooperation with our hosting provider, Zehntner makes every effort to protect the databases as well as possible from outside access, data loss, misuse or falsification.

When you visit, the webserver routinely records data such as the IP address of your computer, the browser, the protocol and the operating system you are using, the website from which you have clicked through to, the sites of that you are viewing, the error code for the request, the data volume transmitted and the date and time of your visit. This information provides Zehntner with insight into the general interests and preferences of visitors. This usage data forms the basis for statistical, impersonal evaluations for the purpose of tracking trends so that Zehntner can improve the information on offer. uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of By using, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

When you choose to contact Zehntner by e-mail, your contact details will be stored in a separate database not connected with the anonymous log files. E-mail communications with Zehntner are open and unencrypted. Consequently, it cannot be ruled out that data transmitted in this way can be seen by third parties and that you may be contacted by the same. In addition, the data might circulate across national boundaries even if the sender and receiver are in the same state. Discretion in e-mail communication therefore cannot be guaranteed.


Copyright, Zehntner GmbH Testing Instruments, 2012

Information on is accessible to the public. Downloading or copying of texts, illustrations, photos or any other data does not entail any transfer of rights on the content. Copyright and any other rights relating to texts, illustrations, photos or any other data available on are the exclusive property of Zehntner or of any other expressly mentioned owners.

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You agree that all matters relating to your access to or use of the site, including all disputes, will be governed by the laws by domestic Swiss law. All disputes will be finally decided by the ordinary courts in Sissach, Canton Basle-Country, Switzerland.

The information contained on is subject to change without notice.

Copyright © 2018 Zehntner GmbH Testing Instruments. All rights reserved.

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

Data Privacy Policy

This Data Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time, (Privacy Policy) is dated and effective as of 15 May 2018 (Effective Date).

Zehntner GmbH Testing Instruments (we) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In this Privacy Policy “you” may be a visitor to our website, a user of one or more of our Services or a customer.

Scope of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (together with our general terms and conditions of sale and general terms and conditions of rental as set out at (General Terms) and any additional terms of use incorporated by reference into the General Terms, together our Terms of Use) applies to your use of our website, any of the services, platforms, mobile applications and software made available by us (Services) unless our Terms of Use states that a separate privacy policy applies to a particular Service, in which case that privacy policy only applies.

This Privacy Policy describes and sets out the basis on how collection, use, disclosure, retention and protection of the data you provide to us will be processed. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

The data controller is Zehntner GmbH Testing Instruments, with its registered office at Gewerbestrasse 4, 4450 Sissach, Switzerland and company no. CHE-101.410.329.


By using our Services and/or registering for an account with us, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Policy and consenting to our processing of your information as described herein. For the avoidance of doubt, "Processing” may mean using cookies on a computer/hand held device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information. If you do not provide the information we require, we may not be able to provide all of our Services to you.

By submitting your personal data, you expressly agree to the transfer, storing or processing of your information and data as described to in this Privacy Policy.

Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information you give us (Submitted information). You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our websites and the Services Sites (together Our Sites), or by corresponding with us (for example, by e-mail or chat). This includes, without limitation, information you provide when you register or subscribe to any of our Services, download or register any of our Services, search for a Service, make an in-app purchase, share data via an app's social media functions, enter a competition, promotion or survey, and when you report a problem with an app, our Services, or any of our Sites. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, age, username, password and other registration information, financial and credit card information, postage, billing and other information used to purchase an item.
  • Information we collect about you and your device. Each time you visit one of our Sites or use one of our Services we may automatically collect the following information:
  • technical information, including the type of device you use, a unique device identifier, network information, your operating system, the type of browser you use, time zone setting, etc. (Device Information);
  • information stored on your device, including without limitation, measurement and signal related information, functions you use, type of measurement signals and displayed results, or (Content Information);
  • details of your use of any of our Services or your visits to any of our Sites including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, and any crash data and logs, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access or usage trends (Log Information).
  • Location information. We may also use GPS technology to determine your current location. Some of our location-enabled Services require your personal data for the feature to work. If you wish to use the particular feature, you will be asked to consent to your data being used for this purpose. You can withdraw your consent at any time by uninstalling our software.
  • Information we receive from other sources (Third Party Information). We are working closely with third parties (e.g. business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers), and may receive information about you from them.

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

  • Unique application numbers. When you install or uninstall a Service containing a unique application number or when a Service searches for automatic updates, that number and information about your installation, for example, the type of operating system, may be sent to us.

We may also use the information you provided us with to contact you from time to time to provide you with important information, required notices and/or marketing promotions.

Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Services. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you use our Services or browse any of the sites and also allows us to improve our Services and Sites. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them, see our cookie policy

Uses made of your Information

We may, without limitation, use information held about you in order to:

  • give you access to your usage and purchase history, internal messages or other features;
  • personalise and administer our Services and business to accommodate your needs;
  • enable and improve usage of our Services and enhance their stability;
  • send and supply you with goods and/or Services purchased;
  • send statements, invoices and payment reminders, and collect payments from you;
  • send you non-marketing commercial communications;
  • send you email notifications that you have specifically requested;
  • send you our email newsletter, if you have requested it (you can inform us at any time if you no longer wish to receive the newsletter);
  • send you marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you, by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
  • provide third parties with statistical information about our users (but those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information);
  • deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our Services;
  • prevent, detect, mitigate and investigate fraud, security breaches, potentially prohibited or illegal activities and keep our Services secure;
  • enforce and verify compliance with our Privacy Policy, our Terms of Use or other policies;
  • prepare business analysis and future developments; or
  • strengthen and improve our technical support enabling the provision of fast and specific assistance.

We may use and disclose your data as we believe necessary: (i) under applicable law, or payment method rules; (ii) to enforce our Terms of Use; (iii) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others; and (iv) to respond to requests from courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies, and other public and government authorities, which may include authorities outside your country of residence.

We may associate any category of information with any other category of information and will treat the combined information as personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy for as long as it is combined.

We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with anonymous aggregate information about our User and Customers. We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.

Disclosure of your Information

We may disclose some or all of the data we collect from you when you download or use our Services to some third parties, including but not limited to mobile applications, websites and third-party integrations on or using our Services, partners or collaborators. Information collected by these third party apps, websites or integrated services is subject to their own terms and policies.

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and/or its subsidiaries.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • If Zehntner GmbH Testing Instruments or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal or regulatory obligation or request.
  • With our trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth hereunder.
  • When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, property or safety of our customers or protect your safety or the safety of others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction, or respond to a government request, inter alia.
  • In order to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements or to investigate potential breaches.

Where we store your Data

The data we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored on (i) our secure servers in Switzerland or in a destination outside Switzerland, respectively it may be transferred between any of the countries in which we operate that may not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in Switzerland, e.g. the United States of America, Russia, Japan, China, Mexico, South Korea, United Arab Emirates and India; or (ii) the Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of, Inc, cloud infrastructure. It may also be processed by staff operating outside Switzerland who works for us or for one of our suppliers and/or subsidiaries. These staff may be engaged in the fulfilment of your request, order or reservation, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services.

Any payment transactions carried out by us or our chosen third-party provider of payment processing services will be encrypted.

Personal information that you publish on our Sites or submit for publication on our website may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password that enables you to access certain parts of Our Sites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to Our Sites; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access, according to the Security section.

We may collect and store personal data on your device using application data caches and/or web browser cookies and any other technology. We may also do data mining to find correlations or patterns among fields in relational databases.

Certain Services include social networking, chat room or forum features. You shall ensure when using these features that you do not submit any personal data that you do not want to be seen, collected or used by other users.

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Withdrawal of Consent

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data and withdrawn your consent at any time by contacting us according to the below Contacts, Questions or Complaints section.

You can stop all collection of information by certain of our Services by uninstalling such Services.

Collection of Data for Marketing Purposes

We will usually inform you before collecting your data if we intend to use your data for marketing purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by contacting us as per Contact, Questions and Complaints section below.

Accessing and Updating your Information

You have the right to access information held about you, subject to supply of appropriate evidence of your identity, according to this section.

We take steps to ensure that the personal information we collect is accurate and up to date, and that you have the ability to access and make corrections to it. You can see, review and change your personal information by signing in to your account. Please update your personal information immediately if it changes or is inaccurate.

We will honour any statutory right you might have to access, modify or erase your personal information. Where you have a statutory right to request access or request the modification or erasure of your personal information, we can still withhold that access or decline to modify or erase your personal information in some cases in accordance with applicable law, but will give you reasons if we do so.

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. The provision of such information will be subject to the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity.

Data Retention Policy, Managing your Information

We will retain the data provided by you for as long as you use our Services and for a reasonable time thereafter so long as it is necessary and relevant for our operations.

Notwithstanding other provisions of this Privacy Policy, we may retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:

  • to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  • if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings relevant to Zehntner GmbH Testing Instruments; and
  • in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including without limitation, collection of any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, enforce this Privacy Policy and/or our Terms or Use or providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk.

After it is no longer necessary for us to retain your personal information, we dispose of it in a secure manner according to our data retention and deletion policies.


We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application. Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the risk of loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure and alteration of your personal information. The storage of your data on our servers is password- and firewall-protected and all electronic financial transactions entered into through our website will be protected by encryption technology.

You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping the password you use for accessing our website safe and confidential; we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our Website).

If you believe your account has been abused, please contact us immediately following the instructions in the Contact section below.

Third Parties Privacy Practices

Our Sites may, from time to time, contain links to and from websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates (including, but not limited to, websites on which our Services are advertised). We cannot guarantee the privacy or security of your information once you provide it to a third party and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or for any personal data that may be collected through these third-parties websites or services. We encourage you to evaluate the privacy and security policies of such third party before choosing to share your information.

This Privacy Policy addresses only the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. If you disclose your information to others, or if you are directed to a third party website, their privacy notices and practices shall apply.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason at our sole discretion. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy in our website and informing you when you next start using or log onto one of the Services. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes. The new terms may be displayed on-screen and you may be required to read and accept them to continue your use of the Services.

Contact, Questions or Complaints

Any questions, complaints, comments or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or our information handling practices are welcomed. You can contact us:

  • by post to the following address: Gewerbestrasse 4, 4450 Sissach, Switzerland;
  • using our Website contact form;
  • by telephone, on the contact number published on our website from time to time;
  • by email, using the email address published on our website from time to time.


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.