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About OHAUS Timeline Body

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.

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1907
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.


1912
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.

1914
Incorporated as the Newark Scale Works.

1914
First patent issued and first production of equipment for grain testing.

1928
Self-aligning agate bearing patented. Designed to reduce friction and increase balance longevity.

1938
First die-case base introduced. Closer tolerances could be met by providing better finish than sand castings.

1941
Additional factory opened to meet the demands for laboratory equipment created by World War II.

1947
Incorporated as OHAUS Scale Corporation

1950
Occupied new factory in Union, NJ.

1954
Introduced Cent-O-Gram® overhead triple beam balance.

1957
First Dial-O-Gram® balance introduced, the OHAUS model 310.

1963
First to incorporate magnetic damping in low cost reloading products, providing quicker results.

1966
Dial-O-Gram Model® 1650 introduced. Winner of Master Designs of 1966 Award from "Product Engineering Magazine".

1968
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.

1969
Gustav OHAUS Award program established to honor teachers for their commitment to academics. Awarded to entrants for excellence in science teaching.

1973
OHAUS sponsors first Supershoot, now an internationally known target competition.

1975
Introduction of Metric Teaching Aids. Designed to simplify instruction of linear, volumetric, mass and temperature concepts for younger students.

1975
Established OHAUS offices in England and Germany.

1979
Introduced first line of precision electronic balances incorporating easily read digital display and electronic weight measuring mechanism for quicker results.

1982
Introduced the Port-O-Gram®. First laboratory quality portable balance with 1:20,000 resolution.

1984
First electronic moisture determination balance introduced.

1984
Established office in Mexico to serve the Latin America.

1988
Name changed to OHAUS Corporation supporting our broadened position in the balance market.

1988
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.

1993
Established office in Japan to serve the Far East.

1994
Received ISO 9002 registration for our facility in Cambridge, England.

1994
Received ISO 9001 registration for our Corporate Headquarters in Florham Park, NJ.

1995
Introduced Voyager® and Explorer® - the first modular balances.

1998
Established offices in Korea and China.

1999
New OHAUS Europe office opens in Nanikon, Switzerland, serving as the coordinating point for the sales and marketing efforts for all of Europe.

1999
OHAUS celebrates the 30th anniversary of its support of the Gustav OHAUS Award program, in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

2001
OHAUS moves into a new global headquarters building in Pine Brook, New Jersey

2002
OHAUS introduces Precious Gems line of balances, developed specifically for the Jewelry market.

2003
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.

2007
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.

2009
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.