Wöhler Technik GmbH is pleased to announce the acquisition of Retrotec Inc, effective May 1, 2017. Managing Directors Ben Walker and Darren Kennedy will continue to run the operations. A new company titled, “Wohler Retrotec, Inc.” will be formed.


The German enterprise Wöhler was founded in 1932 and since then has earned an international reputation as a manufacturer of high quality measurement instruments for the Building and HVAC industries. The product lines of both companies include Blower Door Systems and leakage testers, which will perfectly complement each other. “Especially the professional customers of Wöhler and Retrotec Inc will benefit from the collaboration of these two experts who join their know-how and experience” comments Johannes Lötfering, managing director of Wöhler Technik GmbH. Air tightness and enclosure integrity will play an even more significant role in the future because of the increasing demands on energy efficiency. For this reason, the requirements regarding the measurement technology will increase respectively.


The deal is a win-win for both parties, because it will help both companies gain unique competitive advantages in their core markets. Wohler Retrotec Inc. will fortify the technological lead of the brands Retrotec and Wöhler and both brands will continue to exist independently. Thus, the companies’ good relationship to customers and suppliers will remain the same. Retrotec managers, Ben Walker and Darren Kennedy, will run the operations and thereby guaranty continuity for the staff. Wohler Retrotec Inc will continue to benefit from the know-how and expertise of the founder and previous owner of Retrotec Inc for 37 years, Colin Genge, who will continue as advisor to the company.




About Wöhler Technik, GmbH.

Wöhler Technik, GmbH. manufactures and sells numerous products related to measurement & testing technology, inspection systems, cleaning tools, and related heating, ventilation, and building applications.

As an internationally operating family business, Wöhler Technik maintains a partnership with customers and suppliers. This trusting collaboration, combined with a strong passion for technology, proves to be the ideal basis for sustained growth.


About Retrotec

Retrotec, Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer of building diagnostic tools.  Retrotec’s product line includes blower door systems, air tightness testing equipment, duct testing systems, and air tightness testing software. Retrotec equipment is used around the world, by demanding professionals, to conduct residential energy audits, large building leakage tests, duct leakage tests, and clean agent integrity tests.