The PFI (Test and Research Institute) is an international service and research centre which is particularly efficient due to its combination of laboratories, interdisciplinary engineering and over 60 years of accumulated know-how.
Our experts used to carry out research and development for the shoe-manufacturing industry for many decades. Today, our research extends far beyond the shoe industry. Orthopaedic technology, biogas, thermal pressure hydrolysis and renewable energies are only a few of our many areas of research.
Institute directorDr. Kerstin Schulte
Year of establishment1956
Business activityResearch into shoe technology and biotechnology
Planning of biogas and power-to-gas plants
Engineering for a wide range
of industrial branches
Testing and quality controls of goods
Certification of personal protection equipment, management systems and social standards