Manufacturer of Geologist Compasses, Mining Compasses, Precision Levels, Optical Plummets,Nautical Sextants and Special Solutions.
For more than 240 years precision mechanical and optical instruments have been manufactured in Freiberg. These instruments have had a decisive influence on the development of equipment for mine surveying and are in use worldwide to this day.
Among the most notable of these instruments are our theodolites and levels, whose engineering excellence and dependability served explorers such as “Amundsen” and “Andree” so well during their polar expeditions. Engineering achievements like the construction of the 19.5-kilometer-long Simplon Tunnel also owe their success in no small part to the use of theodolites made in Freiberg for the surveying work.
The current company, FPM Holding GmbH, continues to build on the successes of the past. We develop and build high-quality surveying instruments of different accuracy classes, especially for use on construction sites. In the process we have become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of levels and construction-site theodolites.
In addition to our line of typical surveying instruments, including automatic levels, alignment units, theodolites, laser levels and diverse accessories, we also manufacture measuring instruments for dam construction, special-purpose measuring equipment, sextants and geological compasses