PfB is a leading competence center for testing construction elements such as doors, gates, windows, facades, grilles, roller shutters and their fittings.
In addition to tests in the areas of safety, climate/weather, energy and usability, the PfB team is happy to take on the challenge of developing individual test stands for special tests. The PfB is recognized as an accredited and notified testing and certification body.
Rüdiger Müller laid the foundations for today’s test center back in 1983. Despite its constant expansion, it remains true to its guiding principle of providing individual and cost-effective support for testing projects. To this end, PfB benefits from the many years of experience and expertise of its employees as well as a comprehensive infrastructure.
For large building elements, there is a 6 × 8 m façade test stand, two 6 × 6 m and 6 × 9 m test stands for smoke protection, a 6 × 9 m test stand for the verification of air permeability, driving rain tightness and behavior under wind load, as well as two 4 × 4 m test stands. In addition to the extensive testing options, PfBcert also carries out monitoring and
PfB shares its expert knowledge through the publication of specialist literature, seminars and expert opinions. It actively participates in the current specialist discourse in cooperation with research and educational institutions. Not least thanks to cooperation agreements with other institutes, the PfB is able to provide competent and comprehensive support for testing projects and carry them out cost-effectively. In particular, the cooperation with the DMT Group in the field of fire protection enables the PfB to offer a comprehensive testing portfolio.
History of the test center
Foundation of the PTE Rosenheim “Testing Institute for Door Technology + Burglar Resistance, Dipl. Ing. (FH) Rüdiger Müller”
Expansion of a truck box van as a test vehicle, as well as expansion of the laboratory rooms in a rear building in Sandstraße in Rosenheim
First appearance at the “Bau” trade fair in Munich with the test mobile
Move to new premises in Schönfeldstraße in Rosenheim
Hiring of the first engineer
Establishment of the branch office in Bad Wildungen
Acquisition of an approx. 12,000m² plot of land for a new location in Stephanskirchen near Rosenheim
Completion and opening of the new test hall and offices at the Stephanskirchen site
Foundation of PfB with Udo Bergfeld (ABO-GmbH in Raubling near Rosenheim)
Foundation of PfB GmbH & Co. Prüfzentrum für Bauelemente KG
Expansion of the site through acquisition of adjacent land (test hall for sound testing)
Expansion of the range of tests with the construction of an outdoor façade test stand
Accreditation by the DAkkS of the PfB as a certification body according to DIN EN 45011
Long-term rental of an adjacent outdoor area of approx. 2500 m² for outdoor tests in the field of dynamic pressure loads on windows, doors and glazing
Accreditation by the DAkkS as a testing laboratory in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025
Construction of a further test hall for testing oversized components
Accreditation (conversion) by the DAkkS as a certification body according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065
First test in the new test hall on the newly built smoke protection test stand, as well as construction of a further test stand for “LWW” with coupled climate chamber
Expansion of the outdoor test bench for dynamic pressure loads
At the BAU trade fair in Munich, the PfB presents its innovative cooperation with DMT – Prüfstelle für Brandschutz and TÜV Nord CERT
With the opening of Hall 3, PfB was able to significantly expand its testing capacities in the field of building acoustics
The PfB team invites you to the ‘Open Day’ for the first time
The management of the PfB is handed over to Mr. Andreas Nerz and Christoph Geiger takes over the management of the testing laboratory
Rüdiger Müller sells 51% of his shares to DMT GmbH & Co. KG, making PfB a company of the TÜV NORD Group
Rüdiger Müller hands over the management to Dr. Christoph Sinder from DMT GmbH & Co. KG, with Matthias Demmel remaining second managing director