As a leading global manufacturer, Tinius Olsen provides equipment for material testing needs. Our products include static testing equipment for either tensile and compression using a single frame, hardness, pendulum impacts, melt flow indexers, heat distortion, Vicat and more to meet all your testing requirements.

We have taken a fresh look at how our customers use materials testing machines and software to meet their specific needs in today’s commercial environment.

Accuracy, resolution, data rates, control, precise adherence to test standards, calibration, measurement of uncertainty and traceability are all essential parameters tuned to the highest standards and capabilities in Tinius Olsen testing machines and software. We can configure an automated system to match your exact requirements, saving time and making you money.

As a company we design and implement equipment and tests in accordance with key international testing standards including ISO, ASTM and ES from test configuration through to reporting and generating results immediately for your processes.

Our versatile testing machines offer solutions for testing the strength and performance of plastics, metals, composites and many other materials.

Whether you are looking for a single testing machine or a fully automated system that runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, you can be sure that every element has been designed and tested to the highest Tinius Olsen standards.


As a global manufacturer and supplier of materials testing machines, we have been at the cutting edge of research and development for over 140 years, producing high quality specialist equipment to clients in many different industries around the world.

It was Tinius Olsen himself who invented the first universal testing machine, the ‘Little Giant,’ in 1880 and, throughout its history, the company has been at the forefront of development and innovation.

This includes our latest breakthrough instrument, the VectorExtensometer. Just like the ‘The Little Giant,’ this breakthrough testing technology is a real step change in how materials testing will be performed into the future.

Quality and Reliability

Quality is our business. We understand that the reliability of your product depends not only on the testing equipment that you purchase, but also on the quality and commitment of the support that stands behind that equipment.

We are A2LA accredited in the USA and UKAS accredited in the UK. We are able to verify not only our equipment, but also a variety of other manufacturers’ tensile, compression, impact and hardness equipment, which translates into one source for all your certification needs.

Service and Customer Support

Tinius Olsen’s level of customer support is unequaled in the industry; from pre-scheduled maintenance/calibration contracts to our telephone support and priority on-site service, we’re there when you need us.

Tinius Olsen, Ltd.

6 Perrywood Business Park
Honeycrock Lane
Salfords Surrey
RH1 5DZ, England