Althen - Your Specialist in 
Sensors and Measurement

Your success drives us to top performance.

Since 1978, Althen stands for ground-breaking solutions in measurement and sensors. Your quality standards are high, our goal is too: We accept every measurement challenge. We are constantly looking for innovation and are only satisfied when we have found the perfect solution four your measurement task. 

The motivation and passion of our 35 co-workers defines our methodology. Every single one is an expert in his/her field who measures their own performance through the satisfaction of our clients. The core Althen business is a fair and manufacturer-neutral customer service.

The distribution and development departments work side by side. We develop customer-specific solutions in our in-house production facilities. We test the functionality of all our products in our calibration laboratory. The careful supervision of our development and sale products gives us a special position in the German metrology and sensor market. 

Althen is partner to many recognized universities and leading organizations. We find ourselves in an intensive knowledge transfer, developing future technologies. 

Certified quality that demands

Very early on, we recognised the importance of quality management. ALTHEN is one of the first companies in its branch with a certification by the German technical inspection association in Hessen (TÜV PROFICERT) in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2008. By January 2018, the certificate was granted once again per audit. Show certificate

Make use of synergies for the future

Althen is led independently. In order to provide you the best measurement solutions in the future, we are currently planning the merging with our Dutch sister company Altheris. Thanks to the cooperation work with ALTHEN SENSORS & CONTROLS, we can make an even better use of synergies, in order to provide you the best service.  Both companies belong to the owner-managed Broadporte Group. The holding company, based in the Netherlands, is a merging of medium-sized European technology-developing companies. 

Effectively connected for optimal results

Althen is an establishing member of AMA Verband für Sensorik und Messtechnik e.V.. Here, we find ourselves in an open experience exchange with approximately 480 member companies. The AMA scientific council offers us a competent network and a broad platform, in which we can develop the innovations of the next generation together. 

Thanks to our large, international distribution network, you have a competent personal contact at your disposal. Althen is present in distribution offices in the DACH region, the Benelux, France, UK, USA and Turkey. 

The future is built upon experience

The international nature of our company and the pursuit of innovation for the future is also rooted in our tradition. Experience and Know-how are the pillars of our work.  Althen GmbH Mess- und Sensortechnik was founded in 1978 by Dieter H. Althen.  The headquarters are still located in Kelkheim, near Frankfurt. In 2015, we moved into our new and modern company building in the industrial park. It offers us the best operating conditions for our work.
Join us on our success track from a family-owned business into international specialists on sensors and measurement. 
Take a look at our company history.