Feltest Equipment BV was founded in 1992. Press felt designer Niek Lensvelt wanted to know how the compaction of felts changed over time so that he could improve the performance of his felts.

As there was no appropriate instrument on the market with the desired accuracy and repeatability, he designed an instrument himself. The result of his efforts is the original Caliper Gauge, nowadays called the Feltest Caliper Gauge “Classic”.
In 1995, Niek’s son Marcel joined the company. Together, they where responsible for the Sales and Service for several Paper Machine Clothing suppliers. In 2008, Niek retired and Marcel continued Feltest Equipment BV, adding new high quality products to the portfolio every year.
At Feltest, sales & product development is done by engineers who have dealt with the typical demands and specificities of the paper industry on daily basis.