Tannas Co. was founded in 1981 in Midland, Michigan U.S.A. to serve the oil
and energy industries. For nearly 40 years, Tannas has been designing and
manufacturing innovative bench-top laboratory instruments for routine quality control testing and
advancing the research & development of engine oils, lubricants, and
Tannas Co. is committed to continually creating and delivering the highest quality instruments available in the market for identifying, characterizing, and understanding the properties and behavior of today's fluids and lubricants while offering one of the best service departments in the industry.
Innovations include: Quantum® Oxidation Tester, Tapered Bearing Simulator (TBS) Viscometer, Scanning Brookfield Technique/Gelation Index, Tannas Basic Rotary (TBR) Viscometer, Tannas Foam Air Bath (TFAB®), Selby-Noack® Volatility Test, SimAir® Test Cell, and Thermo-oxidation Engine Oil Simulation Test (TEOST®).
Co. is a privately held company. Sister companies include King Refrigeration,
Savant Labs, and Institute of Materials (IOM), all of which are members of the Savant Group of companies. All four Savant Group companies are ISO
9001:2015 certified and
actively participate in industry organizations involved with the advancement and
quality control of lubrication such as the ASTM, SAE, ILSAC, STLE, ILMA, EI and CEC.