Syntec Instruments AG


Syntec Instruments AG is a small technology company, which is characterized by a spirit of innovation, flexibility and pragmatism. We are active in the B2B sector in Switzerland and internationally, specializing in one-offs and small to medium series.


Syntec Instrument AG originated from Ernst Witschi's passion for motorsport and aviation. During his studies in electrical engineering at the ETH in Zurich, he dealt with measurements on car, ship and drone engines. He drove to F1 races at the Nürburgring or to Monza, made first contacts with the teams and learned a lot about the needs and wishes of the racing teams. In 1976, together with two fellow students, he founded Syntec Instruments. Their goal was to use synergies from a scientific approach in the field of electronics and measurement technology with technical expertise from mechanics and construction to modernize and improve engine technology.

Since 2010

Celebration of the 40th company anniversary in 2016.

Additional focus on classic cars from 1960 to 1990.

Delivery oft the 100'000th electronic control to a longstanding customer and partner.          

Development of several generations of measuring devices and controls to assert the quality of frying oil or fat.

From 2000 on, Syntec goes Gastro

First tests on frying oil for the catering sector.

Syntec Instruments AG continues on its path in the field of industrial controls.


Development and production of industrial controls.

Brake fluid-analysis, rust-detection devices (B2B & B2C).

Development of individual special devices, e.g. for the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research.

Seventies & eighties, expansion

The company is transformed into a stock corporation and moves to Pfungen by Zurich.

Diversification outside the automotive industry.

Development and production of country-specific display units for exhaust gas measurement.

Presentation of a system for transmission of technical data into car cockpits at Lotus in Norwich.

Sale of the first dynanometer to Ferrari.

1976, Three ETH students found Syntec Instruments in Endingen, Switzerland