About Magnetische Pruefanlagen

Magnetische Pruefanlagen GmbH is a subsidiary of Institut Dr. Foerster GmbH & Co. KG headquartered in Reutlingen.

The company develops, manufactures and markets test and measuring instruments for non-destructive material testing using eddy current technology, as well as eddy current special sensors for crack and micro-structure testing. With its stationary and mobile measuring and test instruments, Magnetische Pruefanlagen is among the market leaders of the non-destructive material testing of safety-relevant and function-critical components, in the automotive component supplier industry for example. The eddy current principle, among other technologies, is used for the non-destructive testing of material defects and for measuring material parameters.

Another of the company's focal points is non-destructive material testing in the chemical sector, particularly reformer pipe testing, which is offered as a service worldwide.

Magnetische Pruefanlagen GmbH


In Laisen 65

72766 Reutlingen

t +49 7121 1099 0
f +49 7121 4703 70

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Christoph Schanz

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Export to
60 countries

Company founding

Magnetische Pruefanlagen GmbH was founded in 1969 as a subsidiary of Institut Dr. Foerster GmbH & Co. KG. From the outset, the company's focal point has been non-destructive material testing. MP products are based on the inventions of Prof. Friedrich Förster in the non-destructive testing of metallic materials using electromagnetic techniques.

Components in use are tested in-situ for accuracy, primarily in the energy production industry and in chemical plants. The reformer test in chemical plants in particular remains an important part of the business today.


The eddy current sensor business sector is added

In 1990, a new line of business was added with the development and manufacture of eddy current sensors. Sensors that are adapted to the test task concerned significantly improve results.


The development of mobile test and measuring instruments becomes part of the company

In 2005, the company was assigned the responsibility of developing mobile FOERSTER test and measuring instruments. The know-how gained from sensor development and practical applications forms a solid basis for the development of modern and efficient test instruments.


Other fields of responsibility are added

Since 2013, MP has been responsible for developing stationary FOERSTER instruments for the testing of components. The test instruments are used primarily for testing safety-relevant and function-critical components in the automotive and automotive component supply sectors. MP is now among the market leaders in component testing.

As a part of FOERSTERGROUP, Magnetische Pruefanlagen has always stood for highest quality standards. Daily, each of our employees contributes to fulfilling our quality goals. Below you will find the Quality Statement of FOERSTER.

Quality Policy