PFI Prüf- und Forschungsinstitut Pirmasens e.V.

The Test and Research Institute Pirmasens is headquartered in a town that is a hub of footwear competence located on the verge of the Palatine Forest in south-west Germany. Originally founded to serve the needs of the footwear industry, this institute has meanwhile developed into a modern service and research center with operations spanning the globe.

Thanks to its intimate historical association with the footwear industry the institute enjoys a profound wealth of knowledge of the manufacturing methods, components, and materials used in that sector. Nowadays, however, our activities extend far beyond the footwear industry to cover a wide range of materials, semi-finished products, and finished products in the areas:

  • Footwear, leather goods, and textiles
  • Orthopaedic products and medical devices
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Plastics and adhesives
  • Toys and sports goods
  • Automotive interiors
  • Goods coming into contact withfoodstuffs
Marie-Curie-Str 19 66953 Pirmasens Germany

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