About Heraeus Nexensos

Heraeus Nexensos is the global market leader for maximum reliability in temperature sensing.

Main factory, Kleinostheim
Main factory, Kleinostheim

High-precision temperature measurement is essential for many key technologies, and a prerequisite for effective technical solutions. Platinum temperature sensors are characterized by high stability, repeatability, and fast response times. Heraeus offers a wide range of platinum temperature sensors with a variety of resistance values and temperature coefficients.

The possible applications for platinum thin film technology far exceeds the well-known temperature sensor. Innovative multifunction chips are created by combining sensors, heaters, application-specific electrodes and other structures on a single substrate.

For over 100 years, Heraeus Nexensos continues to develop innovative solutions to support your development goals.

Quality Standards

Meet Our Highest Industry Standards (Including Automotive)

Long-Lasting History

Decades of Experience in Temperature Sensing

"Einhorn Apotheke zu Hanau"

Dr. Richard Küch, Heraeus CEO 1909-1915

Wilhelm Carl Heraeus founds the platinum melting house W. C. Heraeus

Year Event
2021 > microRTD concept introduced
> Building production site in Johor
> Expanding global team in Taiwan
2020 > First shipments of new 1000 °C sensor for fast thermo cycles 
2019 > Expanding global presence in China and Korea
> Heraeus Sensor Technology becomes Heraeus Nexensos
> First Pt chip for sinter technology series introduced 
2017 > Expansion of thick film production
2016 > Introduction of Soot Sensors
2009 > Established US sales office through acquisition of Sensor Scientific
2007 > Expanding of production capacities
2004 > First samples of SMD 0805 Pt 10000
2003 > Series introduction of PT200 high temperature sensors
>Integration of ABB Sensycon's temperature sensors and renaming as Heraeus Sensor Technology
2002 > Establishment of new SMD size 0603 Pt 1000
2001 > Concentration on the production of standard platinum sensors and primary enclosed sensors, MSP established
1997 > Heraeus Sensor-Nite, Kleinostheim, Germany is established
1987 > Relocation and new production building in Kleinostheim
1986 > Development of a quartz thermometer system
1974 > Development of Pt resistance temperature devices in thin-film technology
1972 > The temperature measuring technology business area is established 
1952 > Platinum temperature sensors in ceramic insulation
1930 > Production of thermocouples  from non-precious metals 
1906 > Richard Küch invents the first platinum resistance thermometer 
1855 > Wilhelm Carl Heraeus founds the platinum melting house W. C. Heraeus
1851 > Wilhelm Carl Heraeus takes over the "Einhorn Apotheke zu Hanau"