We are the measurement specialists.

It all started in 1954, with a targeted vision and a great idea. The company was founded in Upper Swabia, Germany, more precisely in the historic Herrengasse in Oberdischingen, the former court forge of the Malefizschenk. Our company founder Heinrich Bareiss developed his vision to produce mechanical hardness testers and that is how Bareiss Prüfgerätebau GmbH came into being.

A lot has happened since then. The company has gone through three expansions when it was handed over twice to the next generation. We established subsidiaries worldwide, hired, and trained employees. developed product innovations and invented patents. Today, as in the past, we develop, produce, and sell high-quality testing devices for hardness measurement on rubber, plastics, and flexible materials, for the pharmaceutical and food industries worldwide.

We are proud to say that in the last 6 decades, we have played a key role in shaping the history of elastomer testing and this achievement is in part the reason our name has worldwide recognition.

We are constantly striving for perfection with our customers best interest in mind. Our expansion of the years has brought us to a state of the art production facility , where we continue to look towards the future with a clear vision in mind.

  • Oliver Wirth

    Managing Director and Partner
    Head of Engineering

    „Our customers need and require a central component for developments – as a result, we are able to deliver real innovation, backed by passion!"

  • Katrin Shen

    Managing Director and Partner
    Head of Sales and Marketing

    „For many of our customer, we are not just a supplier, but a valued partner and consultant, on everything related to hardness testing – I am proud of that! "

  • Brigitte Wirth

    Executive Management 2nd Generation

    „No matter if we are talking about chickpeas, a sealing ring or lipstick – at Bareiss, there is a suitable solution for every requirement."

  • Peter Strobel

    Executive Management 2nd Generation

    „In my career of over 55 years, we have reached a special milestone, the accreditation as the first DKD laboratory for the Shore and IRHD domains in Germany in 1996."

  • Heinrich und Hildegard Bareiß

    Company Founder

    „Even after more than 65 years, at Bareiss, we represent the visionary pioneering spirit of our founders, Hildegard and Heinrich Bareiß."

We have experience.

For over 65 years, Bareiss has shaped the development of hardness testing on plastics and flexible materials, with innovation and progress. Our Evergreen HP is built almost unchanged from the original model developed in 1954. With over 100,000 units sold worldwide, it is the most widely used hardness tester of all. Our customer’s requirements help us discover more and more solutions, whether these are test stands, universal testing devices with timing control and safety stops, or special devices for the pharmaceutical and food industries. We are driven by your needs and technical progress.

We strive for perfection.

Certified quality is an integral part of our company philosophy. The enormous quality of our products and services, as well as earning the highest possible satisfaction from our customers, plays a decisive role in how we do business. At Bareiss, we have you covered for both measuring equipment and the corresponding calibration, all from a single source. As an accredited test center by the German Accreditation Body DAkkS (DIN EN ISO ǀ IEC 17025: 2018) for the measurement category of hardness, we undertake calibrations on all Shore and IRHD devices, within the scope of measuring equipment monitoring, and create the corresponding calibration certificates. Moreover, all processes and activities, decisive for quality and safety, are planned, controlled, and monitored in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001: 2015.

We are Bareiss.

Becoming a world market leader is only possible when we have the best employees. To stand your ground in the global competition, you must invest in your own future. The qualification of our employees is just as important to us as the education of our own offspring. After careful production and quality control, our products are exported all over the world. They all have one thing in common: they come from our company headquarters, in the historic town center, on the Upper Swabian Barockstraße. We remain true to ourselves.

We are looking toward the future.

Success means moving forward for us. With courage and our pursuit of perfection, in 2017, Katrin Shen and Oliver Wirth entered the family business as the third generation bringing with them the experience required to pursue new ideas and vision. To better serve the global markets, Bareiss has expanded its trading platform with offices in Hong Kong (2011), Shanghai (2012), USA (2018) and Taiwan (2020). The tranquil Oberdischingen is also undergoing modernization: in 2019, a state-of-the-art production building was built, with a surface of 3,500 square meters. It offered significantly more space for the production of precise testing devices with sustainable and technically innovative designs.

We fulfill your wishes.

We adapt our services to your wishes and the requirements of your tasks. We look at every test problem as a real challenge and at every task as a new opportunity. Within our team of highly qualified employees, every request is analyzed in a competent manner. Then, the best and most practicable solution is implemented. If you expect a one-source solutions from your partner, our high level of vertical integration will definitely convince you.

Wir sind zertifiziert.

Unsere qualitäts- und produktsicherheitsrelevanten Prozesse und Tätigkeiten zur Umsetzung unserer Unternehmensgrundsätze werden durchgängig geplant, gesteuert und überwacht. Damit erfüllen wir die definierten Anforderungen, wie sie in Form von Kundenspezifikationen, Regelwerken oder sonstigen Vorschriften an uns herangetragen werden. Deshalb ist unser Management System nach dem C.O.C.P.-Verfahren auf Grundlage der DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 zertifiziert.

Auch der Umweltschutz nimmt in unserem Unternehmen einen besonderen Stellenwert ein. So ist umfassender Umweltschutz neben der hohen Qualität unserer Produkte und des effizienten Arbeits- und Gesundheitsschutzes ein gleichrangiges Ziel. Bareiss erfüllt hierzu die jeweilig anzuwendenden nationalen Umweltgesetze und –vorschriften und wendet die allgemein anerkannten Regeln der Technik an. Bareiss erfüllt die Anforderungen der ISO 14001. Die Umweltziele sind in den Gesamtunternehmensziele integriert.

Die Verringerung der Umweltbelastungen steht im Mittelpunkt unserer Aktivitäten. Umweltschutz bedeutet für uns:

  • Einsparung wichtiger Rohstoffressourcen
  • Verminderung und Recycling von Abfällen
  •  Verantwortungsbewusster Umgang mit gefährlichen Stoffen
  •  Jeder Mitarbeiter trägt Verantwortung für den Umweltschutz.
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