1954

1954

Heinrich Bareiß founded the company with focus on the production of mechanical hardness testers.
1961

1961

the first stand, the BS 61, was released onto the market. Today, it is still made in almost the same way.
1972

1972

Bareiss introduces a universal testing device with a timing control and a safety stop feature. This patented device was developed especially for concave and convex materials, according to Shore A, B, 0 and D. Two years later, its measuring range was extended once again, to IRHD micro, normal and soft.
1993

Brigitte Wirth and Peter Strobel were appointed managing directors of the 2nd generation.

1994

the U72/94A test device is manufactured as a further development of the U72/80E with an automatic probing system for IRHD.

1996

1996

Peter Strobel initiated the accreditation of Bareiss as the first official DKD calibration laboratory in Germany according to DIN EN 45001 for calibrations of the measurement category of hardness, according to Shore DIN 53505 and IRHD DIN 53519.
1997

we developed the testing device IRHD Micro Compact with a patented start-up system and handwheel.

2000

2000

Bareiss introduced the new digi test device, the most flexible and state of the art hardness tester worldwide. This impressive modular fully automatic tester offers measuring units for the entire Shore and IRHD ranges
2004

2004


the handheld hardness tester HPE II set new standards. The HPE II transmitted the measured values wirelessly to a computer, being equipped with a patented compression system.
2011

Bareiss founded a sales subsidiary in Hong Kong, to service the Asian market from here.

2012

we opened our branch in Shanghai, China.

2013

2013

our company founder Heinrich Bareiss died in December at the age of 88. Since his company was founded in 1954, he has been and still is an invaluable role model for us, with his visions, ideas, and determination.
2015

the 3rd generation of the HPE was released onto the market. The digital handheld hardness tester HPE III determines not only the hardness but also the temperature of the test specimen, as well as the ambient temperature and humidity.

2016

we presented the HDA325 in May, a test device for hardness and density measurement, under production conditions of up to 4000 samples per day. At the end of the year, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of our DKD/DAkkS laboratory.

2017

2017

With Katrin Shen and Oliver Wirth, the management of the company is now at its 3rd generation.
2018

Bareiss USA, Inc. is founded, based in Arden, North Carolina.

2019

we opened our new, modern production building. The state-of-the-art extension has, among other things, an air conditioning system for exhausting the machines, as well as cooling and heating the production hall. The administration building is serviced by an air heat pump.

2020

Bareiss expanded its operation and service in Asia. For this purpose, we have established Bareiss Taiwan.

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