// Labo­ra­to­ry Analytics

Excel­lent Quali­ty and Reliability

For our expe­ri­en­ced and compe­tent staff in the field of lubri­cant and fuel analy­sis, quali­ty and relia­bi­li­ty are top prio­ri­ties. Of cour­se, we work accor­ding to stan­dar­di­sed test proce­du­res, but we are happy to focus on the wishes of our custo­mers. Day after day, we work on the deve­lo­p­ment and imple­men­ta­ti­on of indi­vi­du­al test proce­du­res, taking advan­ta­ge of our good networ­king connec­tions with other compa­ny divisions.

Test prepa­ra­ti­ons

Tribo­lo­gi­cal analy­sis of lubricants

Visco­si­ty measurements

View in our modern laboratory


Charac­te­ri­sa­ti­on of Engi­ne, Gear and Indus­tri­al Oils

We offer analy­ses accor­ding to stan­dar­di­sed proce­du­res of DIN, ISO, ASTM, CEC, DGMK and GFC (> 250 test proce­du­res). This includes the comple­te analy­sis for appr­oval accor­ding to ACEA, API and OEM speci­fi­ca­ti­ons. Further­mo­re, we deve­lop custo­mer-speci­fic analy­tics and test procedures.


More than 90% of our port­fo­lio is accre­di­ted accor­ding to DIN EN ISO 17025. We are members of and assu­me respon­si­bi­li­ties in various working groups of DIN-FAM, CEC, CEN, GFC, DGMK and FVV. In addi­ti­on, we parti­ci­pa­te in natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal ‘Round Robins’ or ‘Precis­i­on Matri­ces’ to ensu­re our quali­ty at all times.

Special Analy­tics

The field of special analy­tics includes the charac­te­ri­sa­ti­on of fuels, grea­ses and coolants. But we have also built our exper­ti­se for future drive systems: We also offer exami­na­ti­on and analy­sis of fluids in the field of e‑mobility.

Service Port­fo­lio

The basic requi­re­ments for lubri­cants and coolants are beco­ming incre­asing­ly complex. We use a varie­ty of test methods to meet these requi­re­ments and satis­fy our customers.

Here you can find an extra­ct from our portfolio:

Engi­ne Lubricants
  • Analy­ses of fresh and used oils
  • Spec­tro­sco­pic and spec­tro­me­tric analy­ses (ICP, RFA, IR)
  • Oxida­ti­on tests
  • Corro­si­on tests
  • Elas­to­mer compatibility
  • Tribo­lo­gi­cal tests (SRV, taper roller, VKA)
Trans­mis­si­on Oils
  • Oxida­ti­on tests
  • Corro­si­on tests
  • FZG
  • FE8
  • Elec­tri­cal conductivity
  • Disrup­ti­ve dischar­ge voltage
  • Dissi­pa­ti­on factor
  • Ther­mal conductivity
  • Heat capa­ci­ty
  • Corro­si­on tests
  • Compa­ti­bi­li­ty tests
  • Various bespo­ke tests accor­ding to custo­mer requirements
  • Spec­tro­sco­pic and spec­tro­me­tric analy­ses (ICP, IR)
  • Gas chro­ma­to­gra­phic analyses
  • Oxida­ti­on stability
  • Corro­si­on tests
  • Water compa­ti­bi­li­ty
  • Oxida­ti­on stability
  • Oil sepa­ra­ti­on
  • Tribo­lo­gi­cal and mecha­ni­cal tests (SRV, VKA, FZG)
  • Reser­ve alkalinity
  • Deter­mi­na­ti­on of water content
  • Spec­tro­sco­pic and spec­tro­me­tric analyses
  • pH value

„What I like most about APL, is that I could specia­li­se in my speci­fic field. I just love working here.“


Tors­ten M., Team Öl- und Kraftstoffanalytik

// Loca­ti­ons 

Head­quar­ters Land­au
APL Auto­mo­bil-Prüf­tech­nik
Land­au GmbH
Am Hölzel 11
76829 Land­au


// Wolfs­burg
APL Auto­mo­bil-Prüf­tech­nik
Land­au GmbH
Gustav-Hertz-Stra­ße 10
38448 Wolfs­burg


// Bietig­heim-Bissin­gen
APL Auto­mo­bil-Prüf­tech­nik
Land­au GmbH
Robert-Bosch-Stra­ße 12
74321 Bietig­heim-Bissin­gen

// APL Group

APL Auto­mo­bil-Prüf­tech­nik Land­au GmbH

AIP GmbH & Co. KG

IAVF Antriebs­tech­nik GmbH

IAVF-Volke Prüf­zen­trum für Verbren­nungs­mo­to­ren GmbH


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