Altmann Printed Elements GmbH

We are a family-owned company

Since foundation of the company in 1963 we have been focusing on the development, construction and manufacturing of potentiometers as well as sensors for path, angle and position detection for industrial applications. The resistor elements based on the wire-wound technology and thick-film printing technology are manufactured on our own equipment. In addition to elements for our own products, we also manufacture and print PCB (printed circuit boards) and other carrier systems using the thick-film printing process.

We offer products in the highest precision, rounded by an adequate and comprehensive service supply. Starting from the first design to the final serial product we are by your side with a longtime experience.

Customised individual and special solutions in thick-film printing are our daily business.
We look forward to your enquiry and are ready to find the right solution for you.

Our strengths

Solutions for you

As the leading manufacturer of potentiometers and sensors our components are characterised by the highest precision.
Beside standard and customised solutions we offer an added value through the integration of our components in the particular application.
Our products are characterised by multiple diversity of variants: From standard to specialised, you will find what you are looking for. We will be pleased to advise you!

Manufacturing processes

Distinct vertical depth of manufacturing due to the following processes:

  • Mixing of customised printing pastes on our three-roll mill
  • Thick-film printing using the screen printing process
  • Lifetime and load tests
  • Final assembly of the smallest components and units
  • Winding of the resistance wire
  • Fixture construction and tool making
  • Hot stamping
  • Spot welding
  • Plastic ultrasonic welding
  • Marking and printing
  • Various adhesive technologies


From project planning to series production, we are at your side.
Straight development orders are also possible.

  • Cooperative development of individual Solutions with or without final production
  • Feasibility studies
  • Testing of samples and series


We develop and manufacture for industrial applications in the following sectors:

  • Machinery and plant engineering
  • Automotive and ship building
  • Medical engineering
  • Aerospace
  • Data and security technology
  • Energy technology

Do you have any questions?

Telephone: +49 5221 34040

Our company history


Foundation of the company by Hans-Jürgen Altmann in Herford


Relocation to the present site in “Herringhauser Straße”


Enlargement of the company´s premises


Certification according to ISO 9001


50th company anniversary


Alexandra Altmann, daugther of the founder Hans-Jürgen Altmann, takes over the leadership of the family company as the General Manager


Foundation of a new trading company: Altmann Electronics GmbH, trade in electromechanical components


Foundation of an establishment in Hong Kong


Foundation of Altmann Printed Elements GmbH:
Production, development and printing of polymer thick film pastes


60th company anniversary