We Have the Experience You Can Trust
With over 100 years of experience serving the weighing industry,
no company has the knowledge to build quality products like OHAUS.
Take a look at our company history and see why we have the trust
and respect of customers all around the world.
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 is 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
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
Gustav OHAUS Award program established to honor teachers for their
commitment to academics. Awarded to entrants for excellence in
OHAUS sponsors first Supershoot, now an internationally known
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,
Received ISO 9001 registration for our Corporate Headquarters in
Florham Park, NJ.
Introduced Voyager® and Explorer® - the first modular
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
OHAUS celebrates the 30th anniversary of its support of the Gustav
OHAUS Award program, in conjunction with the National Science
Teachers Association (NSTA).
OHAUS moves into a new global headquarters building in Pine Brook,
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
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 significantly
expands their product portfolio. New products include: 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.