More than a Century of Precision and Reliability
When your work relies on consistent results, you need to trust that your equipment will deliver day after day, project after project. OHAUS has built this trust for more than a century, working with our customers across a global network of 20 countries on six continents. Circumstances, languages, and job specifications vary, but that level of trust never does.
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.
Introduced Cent-O-Gram® overhead triple beam balance.
Occupied new factory in Union, NJ.
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 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.
Introduced the Explorer line of analytical and precision balances - the most intuitive and advanced product in OHAUS history to date.
Introduced the Next Generation of Scout Portable Balances for laboratory, industrial, education and jewelry applications, setting a new standard in portable weighing.
OHAUS leverages its expansive knowledge and experience in the laboratory sector and launches its first-ever non-measurement product, the Frontier line of centrifuges.
OHAUS Corporation moves its corporate headquarters to a new facility in Parsippany, New Jersey.
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.
Strengthened our electrochemistry product portfolio with the introduction of the OHAUS Starter Series line of bench, portable and pen water analysis meters.
“Do More with OHAUS.” OHAUS acquired Troemner (a leading provider of precision weights and lab equipment based in New Jersey), subsequently launching a comprehensive line of lab equipment including Open Air and Incubating Shakers, Vortex Mixers, Hotplates and Stirrers, Dry Block Heaters and Clamps and Supports.
OHAUS continues to expand the industrial weighing portfolio with the introduction of the new Defender 5000 Series Standard and Washdown bench scales designed for commercial and industrial applications in production, processing, warehousing, packaging, shipping & receiving, and more.
OHAUS further expands the laboratory weighing portfolio with the introduction of the new PR Series balances which are designed for essential weighing applications in laboratory, industrial and education settings.
Compass Series portable electronic scales that provide competitive performance at an economical price for everyday weighing applications is launched into the market.
“Think Safer. Think Smart.” OHAUS launches the Guardian 7000 and 5000 Series Hotplate Stirrers, designed to modernize the lab with advanced safety features to promote lab safety. Featuring SMART technology, the Guardian 7000 series is equipped with SmartHousing™, SafetyHeat™, SmartPresence™, SmartLink™, SmartRate™, and SmartHeat™ for intelligent performance that reduces the chance of accidents.
The next step in the evolution of OHAUS’s original Starter Series, the AquaSearcher Benchtop Meters are launched. Featuring a modern design that puts the user experience first and foremost, the OHAUS AquaSearcher line of benchtop meters are among the most intuitive and efficient instruments for all sample analysis needs.
OHAUS launches the Defender 3000 line of bench scales for every day industrial weighing needs.
OHAUS acquires Hermle Labortechnik, a Germany based company that is a key player in centrifugation worldwide, thereby expanding the OHAUS offering to include a full portfolio of laboratory centrifuges.
OHAUS introduces Courier Series of precise standard scales for dedicated shipping applications in manufacturing, distribution, and office shipping.
Understanding our customers has been a hallmark of OHAUS from our first weighing products through the growth of our specialized analytical instruments and laboratory equipment. Skillfully anticipating their needs is why we're an industry leader. Our research and development and advanced manufacturing processes enable us to evolve with trends, and exceed expectations.
Ingeniously Practical in Meeting Customer Needs
The OHAUS portfolio of products are all designed with two things in mind: ease of use and pinpoint accuracy. We call this being "Ingeniously Practical" - innovative devices you can put to use immediately, and repeatedly, with minimal learning curve. All OHAUS products are also rigorously tested to meet national and international safety, quality, and accuracy standards.
Supporting our Customers Around the Globe
For OHAUS, customer service is more than help requests, it's an ongoing commitment. From technical advice and marketing insights to training, webinars, and other educational offerings, we complement our precision products with unwavering support and attention to detail. Responsive, attentive, and comprehensive - OHAUS is here for you, anywhere in the world.