Company history

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Devices for use in explosive areas have to fulfil specific requirements. ecom has been involved in this field for over 25 years and has acquired extensive expertise in explosion protection for everyday industrial use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

ecom instruments is a manufacturer of equipment for use in various sectors, including oil and gas, chemicals, petrochemicals, mining, pharmaceuticals, energy and the environment. Reputable, professional, competent and reliable: This is what our customers have become familiar with all over the world.


Foundation of Ecom Rolf Nied GmbH in Assamstadt to develop control systems for electronics and explosion protection.


Construction of the new company building
Establishment of the Calibration product division in the Ex and non-Ex area
ecom introduces its first in-house developed explosion-shielded calibrator (EX-mAG 20) to the market.


Establishment of the Measuring product division in the Ex and non-Ex area


Introduction of the Maintenance product division


Acquisition of the DIN-ISO 9001 quality certificate


Approval of quality assurance and production according to ATEX (Atmosphère explosible) is applied for the two EC directives in the field of explosion protection, namely ATEX product directive 94/9/EC and ATEX operating directive 1999/92/EC.
Development of the European market by establishing sales offices in neighbouring countries.


Expansion of the product line to include Communication, Torches & Handlamps and Data Technology


Reorganisation of Ecom Rolf Nied GmbH into two new companies:
ecom instruments: incorporates production, worldwide sales and customer support
ecom engineering: development of customised solutions, technical consultation and modification of standard products.

First FM approval for the North American market.
Foundation of the subsidiary ecom USA.


Expansion of the product line to include the Mobile Computing division


ecom instruments GmbH reflects on 20 years of success in the Ex-area.
First approval for Japan (TIIS)


Winner of the iF Design Award for the innovative design of the explosion-shielded torch Lite-Ex® PL 30
Establishment of a service centre in Houston, Texas
First approval for Brazil (CEPEL)
ecom's quality assurance system is awarded IEC Certification


Establishment of an additional service centre in Singapore
First approval for China (NEPSI) and IEC approval for products manufactured by ecom.


First approval for Australia (TestSafe)

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