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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”