About SOLA


For more than 70 years our SOLA brand marks perfect precision measuring tools. As experts on measuring and marking we manufacture a wide range of products supporting craftsmen on construction sites. It is our approach to develop and continuously optimize our products as close as possible to our customers’ requirements.

Characterized by consistent simplicity, efficiency and precision SOLA innovations are setting the standard in many applications from civil engineering to interior construction. As the Austrian market leader in premium spirit levels we provide a versatile product range, including rules, screeding levels, long and short tapes, squares, marking products, laser distance meters and a customized laser programme.


The SOLA brand is globally present in 80 countries. In Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary and in the USA we maintain subsidiaries, in 29 other countries we are represented by strong sales partners. Here, at our head quarter, 250 employees develop, produce and distribute a product range of more than 1'500 articles.



The company is founded by Ing Guido Scheyer

Launch of the NT4 wooden inclination spirit level on the roof of the private house in collaboration with Sottopietra and Latzel

The SOLA brand name is formed from the first syllables of each name


Production of the first SOLA aluminium box beam levels

SOLA is the first Austrian company to win the iFdesign Award for the spirit level gold


SOLA Germany is founded

Own production of acrylic vials begins – guaranteeing consistent quality across SOLA measuring tools. The leak protection is assured by the patented ultrasonic welding of the vials

First production hall is established at the current site


Construction of a second workshop on the existing site


SOLA-Metál in Hungary is founded


Production of lasers begins


SOLA Suisse-AG is founded


New generation of spirit levels: BigX with patented, temperature-independent vial-fixing


Foundation of SOLA Levels USA


A world-first: the patented FOCUS vial offers faster, more accurate and superior readability


Keson and SOLA alliance, Foundation of Keson LLC


1957 Spirit level gold

1970 Small spirit level R 102

1975 Spirit level P 80

1976 Spirit level AZB 60

2010 Crossline-laser FCL

2010 Crossline-laser X2

2017 Precision spirit levels HPL


2010 Rotation laser Trigon

2014 Line-dot-laser iOX5

2016 Crossline-laser SMART

2016 Crossline-laser CROSSLINE

2022 Digital inclinometer and protractor GO! SMART


2011 Rotation laser Trigon

2016 Line-dot-laser iOX5