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About Tippkemper-Matrix

Tippkemper-Matrix GmbH is a medium-sized, family-owned company with several locations in Germany and Switzerland and is one of the leading sensor manufacturers in industrial automation. In addition to optical, inductive and capacitive sensors, we specialise in sensor solutions for hazardous areas.

For almost 50 years, we have been solving our customers' challenges on a daily basis, offering competent solutions for even the most difficult and specialised tasks and applications. Many years of experience, mature and innovative Ex products such as laser rangefinders, cameras and illuminators offer you the highest level of safety. In development, production, administration, sales and customer service, more than 50 employees are constantly working towards these goals.


  • 1973

    Company founded in Cologne. The focus is on the distribution of sensor technology, optoelectronics and sound measurement technology.

  • 1979

    Norsonic Tippkemper GmbH is established in Overath-Marialinden, which distributes products from the Norwegian manufacturer Norsonix A/S.

  • 1982

    Tippkemper-Matrix GmbH is also founded in Overath-Marialinden. To this day, it distributes the products of Matrix Elektronik AG, based in Switzerland, which specialises in the development and production of optical sensors for the Ex area.

  • 1986

    Relocation of Norsonic Tippkemper GmbH to Oelde-Stromberg.

  • 1998

    Foundation of Tippkemper Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG in Oelde-Stromberg. It develops and produces customised industrial electronics. The company has special know-how in the field of capacitive measuring probes. Its products are also distributed via Tippkemper-Matrix GmbH.

  • 2003

    Acquisition of Matrix Elektronik AG and integration into the Tippkemper Group.

  • 2016

    Introduction of approvals according to IECEx.