erfi has been successful since 1955!

When Ernst Fischer founded erfi in Freudenstadt in 1955, it quickly became known for its solid and high-quality industrial workbenches. erfi developed it further into a professional workbench system and thus laid the foundation for the developer culture of his company.

In the years that followed, other successful product series in the field of laboratory furniture and the introduction of the first 19-inch plug-in units made a lasting impression. In the 80s and 90s, the highlab® and basic instrument systems, the first Windows software for test systems and the varantec® workstation system were launched onto the market.

In addition to the continuous improvement of software and hardware, erfi introduced the economically interesting workstation system ABZ® in 2005 and due to the good economic development of the company, production and logistics would receive a new building in 2008.

Andreas Fischer, who has been appointed successor to Ernst Fischer since 1995, has consistently expanded the national and international customer network and professionalized production and development. This preparatory work enabled the start of a visionary new development in 2011. In a multi-headed team of technicians, engineers, designers and suppliers, the new workstation and device system elneos was developed, planned and built.

Since 2012, the complete system has been ready for series production and has since then inspired customers all over the world with its comprehensive flexibility, intuitive gesture-controlled operation and good value for money. - Another milestone in the success story of the company erfi.

erfi Milestones at a glance


Introduction of the erfi orgatower product line as well as the new elneos cubix cabinet series and the new elneos stay seating furniture series.


New construction of the two-storey customer centre with over 2000 sqm of space for exhibition and production. Transparent production with a view into the expansion of the laboratory furniture production.  


Installation of a new production facility to Industry 4.0 standard and in October the ground-breaking ceremony for the new customer centre.


The elneos products win the Reddot Design Award and are nominated for the German Design Award. elneos five and elneos connect have their world premieres.

New construction of production and logistics

Preferred supplier Siemens and BMW for control stations and standalone

New remote controllable function generator family

ABZ The consistently economical workstation system from A to Z!

New remote controllable power supply generation highlab and basic as well as the remote control software highlink

Presentation of the most comprehensive furniture system on the market: varantec

New CANclass compact tester TS 1.200_100 1999 varantec C4 height-adjustable assembly table system

The new testing software CANDY - perfect man-machine interface

varantec - the flexible 19" cabinet system from erfi

CANclass 4in1

Succession planning at erfi!

varantec 4 - Pure flexibility and universal, the 19" series of appliances basic 1991 highlab-junior - little brother, very big.

Biggest order in erfi history

First Windows software for test systems

highlab - the highlight in the laboratory furniture market and the highlab device system for creative technicians.

Consistent development of electronics

Another pioneer - the first original 19" device rack system

The first laboratory furniture system on the market.

The erfi industrial workbench!

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