In the heart of Upper Swabia, the land of experimenters, thinkers and inventors, begins the success story of Blum-Novotest GmbH. On the strength of expertise, experience and dedication, we developed our business into what it is today: A world-leading manufacturer of high-quality measuring and testing technology.

Günther Blum founded the company as engineering office for the Machine Tool Industry
1968

Foundation

Günther Blum founds the company as an engineering office for the machine tool industry

Blum is developing the first - NC control machine tools
1971

First seminconductor-based interfacing controlers

Development of semiconductor-based interfacing controllers for machine tools

construction and occupation of the first company building
1974

Company headquarters

The company builds and moves into the first dedicated premises of Günther Blum KG in Grünkraut-Gullen

First Electronic Touch Probe Part by Blum-Novotest
1982

Workpiece probes

The first electronic workpiece probe is introduced

First Tool Setting Probe from Blum-Novotest
1983

Tool measuring probe

The first tool setting probe
for tool measurement is unveiled

First measuring machine Blum-Novotest
1983

Measuring machines

The first post-process measuring machine is completed

First laser system for tool breakage detection by Blum-Novotest
1987

LaserControl

Blum entered the field of laser measuring technology

Incorporation of the third business division NOVOTEST Test Engineering
1994

NOVOTEST

The company adds the third business division NOVOTEST Test Engineering

Alexander Blum was appointed general manager of the Blum-Novotest GmbH
2001

New generation

Alexander Blum takes over as Managing Director
of Blum-Novotest GmbH

Plant expansion 2000-2002
2002

Factory expansion

Plant 1 is expanded to a total area of 1800 m² incl. construction of a new 700 m² assembly hall

2002 Blum-Novotest presents the third generation of laser - Laser Control NT (New Technology)
2002

LaserControl

The company presents the third generation of the intelligent and patented LaserControl laser measuring system

2003 Blum-Novotest presents the Probe Series TC
2003

Product family

The TC touch probe series is introduced

Introduction of the revolutionary 'shark360' measurement mechanism
2007

shark360

The revolutionary shark360 measuring mechanism is introduced

Opening of Blum-Novotest factory 2 in Grünkraut
2008

New building

Plant 2 with 2000 m² of floor space is opened
at the company headquarters in Grünkraut

TC76-DIGILOG - first spacecraft to touch the world of machine tools, combining analog and digital technology in a device of 25 mm Diameter
2010

DIGILOG

The company presents the world's first compact touch probe equipped with digital and analogue technology for machining centres

Presentation of the first meter of surface roughness wireless for machine tools
2013

Roughness measurement

The first wireless surface roughness gauge for machine tools is presented

Opening of Customer Centre at HQ in Germany
2015

New customer centre

The employee and customer centre at the company headquarters in Grünkraut is inaugurated

Vorstellung des Lasermesssystems LC50-DIGILOG
2017

LC50-DIGILOG

Reinventing laser measuring technology - World debut of the LC50-DIGILOG