We set greatest importance on high quality, customer satisfaction and a long lifetime
of our products
All devices and cells have a 100% performance test - e.g. Each Braille dot goes through
a "burn-in test" with ca. 100 000 movements. The Braille cell is only shipped to
the customer when the test results are satisfying.
The Braille cells and lines are completely assembled in our factory in Stuttgart.
Parts which are important for quality derive all from the "Euro" countries. Parts
with special technical standards are all supplied from German manufacturers.
All constructions and developments are made in-house without exception. Thus we provide
our technical know-how acquired in more then 35 years.
metec Ingenieur was founded to produce and develop further the first small electromagnetic
Braille cell, which had been invented at the Institute of Design and Production in
Precision Engineering of Stuttgart University.
metec already sold the first pocket calculators with a Braille display. This was
the start of the "electronic age" for the Blind.
The market was slowly growing, so the second generation of electromagnetic Braille
cells, which were considerably smaller and cheaper, was developed. These cells were
assembled into the first electronic Braille lines, which served as screen for the
Blind thus enabling them to get access to computers
A new technology to drive the Braille cells was introduced. It was based on piezo
metec GmbH was transformed into metec AG, a share holding company, thus creating
the financial possibilities for growth oriented activities.
metec celebrates its 40th anniversary.
metec AG, as a leading manufacturer of Braille lines and other products in the field
of Braille and rehab technology, has 27 employees. metec AG supplies customers throughout