۱۸۶۵:Anton Ullrich, the uncle of the STABILA company founder Gustav Ullrich, begins production of folding rules. One of these historical folding rules is still in the company’s possession.
۱۸۸۶: Anton Ullrich and his brother Franz receive a patent regarding a spring-loaded joint for folding rules. This signals the date when the folding rule we know today was born.
Gustav Ullrich, son of Franz, founds the “Metre Factory” in Annweiler/Pfalz. Rules and spirit levels are even exported to far-off Russia.
Patents safeguard a good position for the company. A complete range of measuring instruments is manufactured.
Registration of the brand name STABILA.
Production of rules, spirit levels and measuring tapes recommences after World War II. Pioneering developments in the field of measuring instruments for craftsmen follow.
STABILA secures the patent for the acrylic glass vial and becomes the first German manufacturer of measuring tools to produce light-metal spirit levels.
STABILA invents the glass fibre measuring tape.
Registration of the company name STABILA Messgeräte Gustav Ullrich KG.
A patent — unsurpassed even today — gives spirit levels life-long accuracy: STABILA casts the vials securely in the profile body.
The electronic age commences at STABILA with laser measuring instruments.
A wholly-owned sales organisation for STABILA products is established in the USA.
The introduction of impact-resistant self-levelling technology for line lasers enables rapid and easy measurements with the permanent precision typical of STABILA.
The patented STABILA Protector System protects rotation lasers reliably if knocked over.
STABILA develops a dust- and waterproof electronic module for spirit levels that sets new benchmarks in construction site application.
STABILA unveils a revolutionary new spirit level design. The patented aluminium R-profile form combines the wishes of numerous craftsmen for sturdiness, stability, grip and the option of marking out with the spirit level.
STABILA is a market leader in many countries and internationally recognised as a specialist for spirit levels, lasers, folding rules and measuring tapes. Over 500 employees are committed to STABILA’s global success. The development of new products and production technologies, not to mention sales and marketing activities, advances every year. Numerous innovations and patents involving lasers, spirit levels, measuring tapes and folding rules are based on close cooperation with craftsmen and result in continuously increasing demand.