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