The history of the company started with the design of mechanical Variable Area Flow Meter in 1911. 1913 the company moved from Düsseldorf to Cologne.At that time mainly companies in the chemical and petrochemical industry around Cologne have been supplied. This area is still one of the largest chemical and reffinery locations in Europe.
In the early 1960´s the company already started with the manufacturing of All Metall Variable Area Flow Meters to meet the increasing standards of the chemical industry. At that time the development of Variable Area Flow Meters e.g. with pneumatical and also with electrical output signals have been driven forward.As soon as electronics conquered measuring technology the product portfolio has been extended. As one of the first manufacturers in Europe Heinrichs Messtechnik started with the serial production of Magnetic Inductive Flow Meters in the late 1960´s and was able to set benchmarks in terms of measuring accuracy and long term stability.
In the mid 1980´s Heinrichs - as the first company in Europe - developed a Mass Flow Meter according the Coriolis principle and expanded it´s Coriolis product range constantly in the following years. Heinrichs developed e.g. instruments made from titanium, hastelloy or tantalum who became reference in the chemical and petrochemical industry. This has been underlined through certificates according different custody transfer approvals which guarantees the accuracy of acknowledged standards when instruments are delivered to our customers.The adaption of micorprocessor technologies in the 1990´s led to modern communication technologies like HART, Profibus and MODBUS. With the Fieldbus Foundation protocoll Heinrichs now offers all relevant communication technologies to it´s customers. Again in 2010 Heinrichs Messtechnik - as the worlds first manufacturer - developed an All Metall Variabel Area Flow Meter with compact Foundation Fiedlbus protocoll and thus has underlined it´s innovation power again.
Heinrichs Messtechnik offers competence, flexibility and tailor made solutions e.g. special materials, high temperature and high pressure versions to it´s customers in the chemical / petrochemical industry, oil and gas industry, energy and plant engineering. Also modern safety standards like SIL will be integrated into new developments for transmitters and instruments.
Since 2008 Heinrichs Messtechnik has been successfully integrated into the KOBOLD Group. The KOBOLD Group has more than 30 own subsidiaries, sales and service offices worldwide and thus guarantees for a nearly complete sales network with contact persons locally.