From a two-man lab to a global company
Everything started in 1933 in a large Munich apartment with 120 square meters of space − the year and location that Dr. Lothar Rohde and Dr. Hermann Schwarz set up shop under the name "Physikalisch-technisches Entwicklungslabor Dr. L. Rohde und Dr. H. Schwarz" (PTE). Over the decades, PTE evolved into a global company with 7200 employees and subsidiaries and offices in more than 70 countries.
We now invite you to take a brief journey through time covering 75 years of test and measurement, radiocommunications, and broadcasting technology. Click through the decades and delve into the historical highlights of the company and its innovative technology!