Entrepreneur, Visionary, Benefactor

Even as a child, Helmut Fischer was fascinated by the world of natural sciences. As a young person, he demonstrated an unbridled creativity as he pursued "applied physics" by salvaging the radio equipment from old airplane wrecks for their electronics to make functional devices for daily use.

Curiosity, imagination and a thirst for knowledge were the driving forces behind his first big career step: in 1953, at the tender age of 22, Helmut Fischer opened his first business in his hometown of Stuttgart.

Quickly recognizing the needs of the burgeoning industrial sector to measure things, he devoted this enterprise to the development and optimization of highly-sensitive measurement instruments. Under the steady hand and astute leadership of its founder and owner, the company grew into a global success. Today, the innovative measurement technology of the Helmut Fischer Group is used all around the world. Tenacity and a spirit of inquiry are what made Helmut Fischer a successful entrepreneur; 50 years later, it is his magnanimity and sense of duty that have turned him into a benefactor.


Helmut Fischer

With Both Heart and Mind
Without reservation Helmut Fischer transferred his life's work to a foundation, thus ensuring the designated and charitable continuance of his labors. “A foundation makes it possible to marry private corporate success with responsibility to the public,” says Helmut Fischer. As usual, he is supported in this by his spouse, Anni Karola Walther, member of the Foundation Board and someone who, in her own right, has made substantial contributions to the company's success.


A Foundation in Germany, a Foundation in Switzerland
Extending its reach from its development and manufacturing base in Germany, today the Helmut Fischer Group is represented by subsidiaries in over 50 countries. The central headquarters for sales – especially to the Far East – is located in Hünenberg (Canton Zug). And, just as the companies work hand in glove, so do the two Foundations: both are devoted to the same goals and values, which are as multifaceted as the benefactor himself. Because his entire life long, Helmut Fischer has not only been an enterprising businessman but also a driven researcher.

The German Foundation has already conducted a variety of science and youth development projects; in accordance with the wishes of its benefactor, the Helmut Fischer Foundation Switzerland will emulate this success through undertakings that promote science and next-generation researchers.

Read more about the Helmut Fischer Foundation Germany

Raw materials and milled parts made of aluminum, brass and steel for measuring instruments