The joint venture KARL STORZ NDTec, which incorporates the strengths of two experts in a future-oriented manner, stands for this innovative product diversity: The endoscopy specialist KARL STORZ from Tuttlingen (Germany), which has been established worldwide since 1945, and the innovative specialty supplier for videoscopy, NDTec from Walsdorf (Germany), combined their expertise in 2018.

KARL STORZ NDTec develops future-oriented solutions for everyday problems in industry. As a reliable and experienced partner, we apply our product and industry experience for the benefit of customers from the following industries:

The primary advantages of nondestructive testing lie in time savings and cost efficiency. In their pursuit, we work with our customers to create application-specific, portable solutions for the various fields of application in endoscopic visual inspection.


As a joint venture of two German companies, KARL STORZ NDTec stands for continuity, quality “Made in Germany”, reliable customer service, and innovative product range development. The new company aims to combine the strength and experience of KARL STORZ as a global player with the agility and innovativeness of NDTec.

Since April 2018, the joint venture has been a reliable partner for industrial customers of KARL STORZ and NDTec as well as for new customers. The KARL STORZ NDTec team welcomes questions related to products, service, and application.



KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG (Tuttlingen) and NDTec AG (Walsdorf) established the joint company KARL STORZ NDTec GmbH to provide even more specific consultation to nondestructive testing customers and support them with innovative systems. Both partners possess longstanding experience as manufacturers and suppliers of high quality industrial endoscopes.

KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG owns more than 75% of the new company KARL STORZ NDTec. The Tuttlingen company KARL STORZ is contributing to the new company the international customer base it has established for 40 years, the associated sales and dealer network, and in particular its high quality product range as well as the corresponding manufacturing capacity of the KARL STORZ production sites.

Thomas Weinberger and Rainer Zibuschka, who come from NDTec AG, have been appointed Managing Directors of KARL STORZ NDTec. Both are recognized experts and internationally networked industry insiders in the area of nondestructive testing.


KARL STORZ is one of the leading manufacturers of endoscopes, endoscopic instruments, and devices for human and veterinary medicine as well as industrial applications. The family company was founded by Dr. med. h. c. Karl Storz in Tuttlingen, Germany, in 1945. Under the leadership of Dr. h. c. mult. Sybill Storz and Karl-Christian Storz, nearly 2800 people currently work at the KARL STORZ headquarters in Tuttlingen, and the company has a total of 7500 employees worldwide.

Since the 1970s, KARL STORZ has been transferring the advantages of medical endoscopy to industrial fields of application, and the company has continuously advanced its industrial endoscope product range in dialog with customers. For more than four decades, KARL STORZ has been offering a full product range in industrial endoscopy, consisting of measuring systems, videoscopes, flexoscopes, borescopes, and intelligent documentation systems.


The family company NDTec AG (Walsdorf) was founded in 2015 by Alexandra and Thomas Weinberger and is considered a specialist for industrial visual inspection. Since its foundation, the company has been focusing on the sales and service of rigid and flexible endoscopes, videoscopes, and documentation systems. NDTec is a reliable partner to industrial customers (in aerospace, inspection, building construction and civil engineering, automotive technology, the energy industry, and processing facilities) as well as to experts in safety technology. The company sees the greatest potential growth in the development and advancement of its own VTec videoscope line.




Fascinating NDT (Nondestructive Testing)

“I have been working with nondestructive materials testing for over 25 years. I am truly excited about the versatility of this technology: Endoscopes are useful to anyone from the mechanic in the aircraft hangar to the technician maintaining a wind turbine. Developing products that are robust and multifunctional on the one hand and take into account the special characteristics of each application on the other is our goal as well as the measure of our success.”

Customer Proximity as a Top Priority

“To me and my staff, it is important to understand our customers' various applications. This is an essential prerequisite for offering the right products to support the expertise of technicians, inspectors, and engineers. Customer dialog and consultation are therefore extraordinarily important for us to be able to cooperate with and provide solutions for our customers.”


Investment in the Future

“With KARL STORZ NDTec, we strive to strengthen our position as a full range supplier in the area of RVI (Remote Visual Inspection). On the basis of our experience and tradition, we are in a position today to develop the product solutions for tomorrow.”

Connected by Common Values

“The partners NDTec and KARL STORZ share a passion for offering high quality endoscopes for visual inspection, and with the joint venture KARL STORZ NDTec, we act as a medium-sized company that focuses on customers, their applications, and reliable service. Direct and fair communication, an "honorable merchant" mentality, and partnership are the values that connect us with our customers.”