We first opened our doors in Newark, New Jersey, in 1907 as a small scale repair business and have established ourselves as a trusted supplier of precise and reliable balances and scales. We continue to build upon our century-old knowledge of the industry by incorporating the newest technology and advancements necessary to continually improve our products to ensure they constantly meet market needs.
Our years of operation devoted exclusively to the weighing industry have been marked by advancements and achievements that have propelled us to the next level of success. From the introduction of the Harvard Trip Balance, which quickly became the standard by which other mechanical balances are judged, to the introduction of the Explorer line of analytical and precision balances, the most advanced and intuitive product to ever come from OHAUS, we have the long-standing experience necessary to deliver high-quality and durable weighing instruments.
The year Gustav OHAUS decided to forgo a promising career in the gray iron foundry business for dreams of success in a business venture with his father, Karl - a German born, trained scale mechanic. Their earlier years were devoted to the scale repair business in Newark, NJ.
The OHAUS Harvard Trip® Balance was introduced. It quickly became a standard by which other mechanical balances were judged, and remains so to this day.
Incorporated as the Newark Scale Works.
First patent issued and first production of equipment for grain testing.
Self-aligning agate bearing patented. Designed to reduce friction and increase balance longevity.
First die-case base introduced. Closer tolerances could be met by providing better finish than sand castings.
Additional factory opened to meet the demands for laboratory equipment created by World War II.
Incorporated as OHAUS Scale Corporation.
Occupied new factory in Union, NJ.
Introduced Cent-O-Gram® overhead triple beam balance.
First Dial-O-Gram® balance introduced, the OHAUS model 310.
First to incorporate magnetic damping in low cost reloading products, providing quicker results.
Dial-O-Gram Model® 1650 introduced. Winner of Master Designs of 1966 Award from "Product Engineering Magazine".
OHAUS introduces a new line of school balances. They're simplified for use by younger students and less costly than a Harvard Trip® Balance yet still afford the accuracy required for mass measurement instruction.
Gustav OHAUS Award program established to honor teachers for their commitment to academics. Awarded to entrants for excellence in science teaching.
OHAUS sponsors first Supershoot, now an internationally known target competition.
Introduction of Metric Teaching Aids. Designed to simplify instruction of linear, volumetric, mass and temperature concepts for younger students.
Established OHAUS offices in England and Germany.
Introduced first line of precision electronic balances incorporating easily read digital display and electronic weight measuring mechanism for quicker results.
Introduced the Port-O-Gram®. First laboratory quality portable balance with 1:20,000 resolution.
First electronic moisture determination balance introduced.
Established office in Mexico to serve the Latin America.
Name changed to OHAUS Corporation supporting our broadened position in the balance market.
Introduced the "E" series Electronic Toploading Balance, the first of its kind - a no frills electronic balance - which stands as a precursor to our standard models of today.
Established office in Japan to serve the Far East.
Received ISO 9002 registration for our facility in Cambridge, England.
Received ISO 9001 registration for our Corporate Headquarters in Florham Park, NJ.
Introduced Voyager® and Explorer® - the first modular balances.
Established offices in Korea and China.
New OHAUS Europe office opens in Nanikon, Switzerland, serving as the coordinating point for the sales and marketing efforts for all of Europe.
OHAUS celebrates the 30th anniversary of its support of the Gustav OHAUS Award program, in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).
New Ranger® Series of compact industrial bench scales is introduced, broadening the OHAUS line of industrial scales.
OHAUS moves into a new global headquarters building in Pine Brook, New Jersey.
OHAUS introduces Precious Gems line of balances, developed specifically for the Jewelry market.
New Pro series of balances launched globally. The Scout® Pro, AdventurerTM Pro and Voyager® Pro balances incorporate cutting edge design and software, simplicity in function and operation, and exceptional value.
OHAUS celebrates our 100th Anniversary!
From our beginning in 1907, as a small scale repair business, OHAUS has become a global leader in the development of high-precision electronic and mechanical balances and scales that meet virtually any weighing need.
The largest product introduction year ever for OHAUS as we significantly expanded our product portfolio. New products included: The MB25 and MB23 Moisture Analyzers, BW Washdown Bench Scales, DefenderTM 7000 Advanced Bench Scales and 7000 Series Indicators, DefenderTM D500M Mechanical Beam Scale, the RE and RA Series Price Computing Scales, Trooper® TC-P Counting Scale Package, and the VN and VX Series of Floor Scales and Platforms.
OHAUS Corporation moves its corporate headquarters to a new facility in Parsippany, New Jersey.
Introduced the Explorer line of analytical and precison balances - the most intuitive and advanced product in OHAUS history to date.
The OHAUS product portfolio grew significantly in 2013. Among the new product additions were the Valor® 7000, Valor 4000 and Valor 2000, which significantly expanded and strengthened our portfolio of food scales.
Introduced the Next Generation of Scout Portable Balances for laboratory, industrial, education and jewelry applications, setting a new standard in portable weighing.
OHAUS has grown from a small scale repair business to an undisputed global leader in the weighing industry that manufactures reliable, full-featured yet easy-to-use balances and scales at an exceptional value. Customers on six continents trust our durable and highly-accurate products to meet their weighing needs. An American company headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, with satellite offices located in 20 countries around the globe and distribution partners in many additional countries, OHAUS' global presence allows us to better serve and respond to the needs of our customers.
AN ISO 9001:2008 manufacturer, OHAUS maintains manufacturing facilities in six countries in order to effectively meet market demands and efficiently produce our products. We also have three distribution hubs strategically located on three different continents in order to provide quick shipment and delivery of our products.
Our rich history and extensive industry knowledge have resulted in a comprehensive line of high-performance balances and scales that continually meet our customers' weighing needs at economical and cost-effective prices. OHAUS products offer the highest level of quality and value in their class.
Every balance and scale is carefully designed and crafted with the demands, trends, and expectations of the industries we serve in mind. We carefully consider the way our products are expected to perform and the value they are expected to bring to the job, and each and every one of our weighing instruments meet or exceed these expectations.
Our products are built to be durable, highly reliable, easy-to-use and require minimal setup, offering efficient ways to produce accurate results with each use.
Practically every industry that requires a balance or scale as an integral part of their operations will find an OHAUS product that can provide the necessary results. Our robust product portfolio offers weighing equipment that can provide benefits across every facet of every industry we serve.
OHAUS is committed to providing unmatched customer service and technical support. From logistical inquiries, to parts replacement and technical service, our friendly and responsive customer service and technical support representatives are highly-trained to provide answers to your questions and solutions to your problems in a timely manner. With offices in twenty countries, our customers located in every corner of the world can receive personalized service and support in their time of need.
OHAUS is also a trusted source of information and offers a wealth of resources that are of great value to professionals in almost every industry. Our vast library of information will answer most questions about our products' features, maintenance, applications, and potential uses. Our large array of literature includes brochures, data sheets, product tutorials, calibration guides, user manuals, and how-to-guides that provide the information necessary to operate your OHAUS equipment as well as decide which product will best meet your needs. Most of our informative literature is available in print and on the web at www.ohaus.com.
The intuitive and user-friendly Ohaus.com offers a detailed product selector, designated dealer zone, as well as specific sections for each industry we serve, guaranteeing that the information you are seeking is easily accessible.
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