Hardness testing has been a passion at ERNST HÄRTEPRÜFER SA since 1946 when the first patent was registered by Alfred Ernst. Since then, the company has continued to develop innovative, increasingly high-performance, specialised, and customised hardness testers capable of systematically providing a solution in the field of hardness measurement. Since it was founded in 1967, SOMECO has been the exclusive importer for ERNST, the Swiss manufacturer of portable and fixed hardness testers and solutions for testing the hardness of materials. SOMECO is a major player in metal hardness testing and rubber and elastomer hardness measurement.

On request, our instruments are ACCREDIA-certified or COFRAC-equivalent.

Our range includes :