Corporate Philosophy and History

LAR's philosophy

With its high quality products for online measurements and their accuracy, LAR AG decisively contributes to the improvement of the environment. At the same time, the industry concerned also profits from LAR's provision of accurate data for process water applications. Hence, our innovative and precise measurement technique ensures the balance between environmental protection and industry. In order to do this a fair and constructive cooperation with our customers and our partners is an important maxim for any of LAR's activity.

LAR AG was established in 1986 and has always been a customer-oriented company. Its main business scopes are the development, manufacture and distribution of state-of-the-art products for water analysis, based on a constant dialogue with users.

LAR AG has a quality management system certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2008, continuously making adjustments to meet the current quality requirements to the latest standards.

Customers and Business Partners

Our activities orientate to the needs of our customers and partners. The development of our products - regarding applications, measuring ranges, combinations of different parameters – are aimed to meet our customers' specific requirements and we are aware that the realisation of their objectives is of key importance to our success. To guarantee our clients' highest satisfaction, particular attention is also paid to our After Sales service. Hence, our customers are optimally supported when using our products.


LAR-products, developed and manufactured in Germany, are basing on the excellent know-how in the company's key areas of competence – concentrating on the composite parameters such as TOC, TC, TOD, COD, BOD, TNb, toxicity and others. Thus, we provide our customers with optimal solutions for their applications.

Research and Developement

The efficiency and competitiveness of our R & D department is essential with regards to our main scope of business being able to fulfil the huge variety of customers' needs. For this, our technical know-how is fundamental.


Of course, for business success of LAR our employees are an essential factor. Therefore, we encourage their engagement and continuously support their further qualification. This we guarantee by creating optimal working conditions based on a distinctively developed information policy.

International Profile

LAR AG plans and acts internationally. The essential element of our international activities is the successful cooperation with over 50 qualified distributors throughout the world. To guarantee this, we invest for example, in subsidiaries to ensure the high quality support of our partners and an optimal service for our customers abroad.


LAR AG respects the importance of high quality and return-oriented work. Contributions come before turnover. The entrepreneurial behaviour of all employees increases the company's value and ensures our sustainable independence.

product picture of TOC analyzer for ultra pure water
Process Insights Logo
Logo 30-years of LAR Process Analysers AG
TOC analyzer for pure water applications launched in 2014
Next generation of QuickTOC-analyzers for the determination of TOC in pure and ultra pure water.
New Ultra TOC analyzer series from 2012
New Ultra analyzer series (QuickTOCultra) launched at ACHEMA 2012

Company History

2018: Ultrapure water analyzer QuickTOCtrace
LAR Process Analysers announces its newest innovation, the QuickTOCtrace, which uses uv oxidation and differential conductivity measurement to determine organic contamination.

2018: Management Board
LAR Process Analysers announces the appointment of Jochen Eberheim.

2017: Acquisition by Process Insights
LAR Process Analysers announces its acquisition by ​Process Insights Holdings.

2016: 30-year Anniversary
LAR Process Analysers celebrates its 30th anniversary

2015: Laboratory COD analyzer
Chemical-free COD analyzer developed for laboratories.

2014: Innovation in TOC pure water analysis
Next generation of QuickTOC-analyzers for the determination of TOC in pure and ultra pure water is launched.

2012: New TOC analyzer for waste water
Introduction of the new Ultra analyzer series (QuickTOCultra)

2011: 25-year Anniversary
LAR Process Analysers celebrates its 25th anniversary

2006: 21st Product
The 21st product within 20 years is launched: The QuickTOCeffluent - specifically designed for TOC measurements in the effluent stream of WWTPs.

2004: Transformation to a non-listed public limited company
LAR Umwelt- und Messtechnik GmbH becomes LAR Process Analysers AG. The person-related shares were sold exclusively to LAR employees, distributors and other close and longstanding business partners. The management thereby acquired the majority of the capital from the previous owners.

2001: The 1st QuickTOC is launched
LAR developed a new type of high-temperature combustion analyzer, using a 1200°C combustion method they have designed a unique process control. The water sample is injected through a needle into the two-zone reactor. With the LAR high temperature analyzers catalysts are not necessary anymore.

1996: Special Berlin Brandenburg Award
The Online-Toximeter NitritoxMonitor was awarded the special Berlin Brandenburg award for environmental technology.

1989: Special Berlin Award
With the EloxMonitor, an online analyzer to determine the chemical oxygen demand (COD), LAR AG was awarded for their environmental technology.

1986: Foundation
Foundation of LAR Umwelt- und Messtechnik GmbH

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