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OETI and ECS on 1 July 2023


ECS becomes part of OETI, which belongs to the internationally operating TESTEX Group

OETI - Institute for Ecology, Technology and Innovation, based in Vienna, is expanding its activities in the field of testing, assessment and certification for personal protective equipment. OETI’s takeover of ECS GmbH becomes effective on 1 July 2023.

OETI is a globally active, independent testing and certification service provider. The company has decades of expertise in the areas of OEKO-TEX® certificates & labels, textiles, leather as well as due diligence along the textile and leather value chain, personal protective equipment (PPE), flooring technology, furnishings and indoor air quality. OETI is a founding member of the international OEKO-TEX® association.

OETI has been part of the Swiss TESTEX Group since 2013. TESTEX AG is a globally active, independent Swiss testing and certification organisation specialising in textile and leather testing.


ECS tests and evaluates safety goggles with and without filtering effect, passive and active switching protection filters and shields for welders as well as protection filters, goggles and shields used for working with lasers. ECS also tests the optical properties of sunglasses, sports glasses, ski goggles, swimming goggles and motorbike goggles.

OETI and ECS expect the merger to create synergy effects on the global market.

ECS location in Aalen will be retained

The ECS location in Aalen will be retained. All ECS employees are guaranteed to keep their jobs. Effective immediately, Dipl.-Ing. Rolf Diebolder is the new Managing Director of ECS GmbH in Aalen. He has long-standing experience in working on scientific and technical projects. On behalf of ECS, he has been testing the resilience of laser safety filters and goggles for over 10 years. The previous Managing Director, Dr Bernhard Schmitz, will continue to support ECS GmbH in an advisory capacity.

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