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. Bareiss 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. Bareiss 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.Bareiss are proud to say that in the last 6 decades, Bareiss 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.Bareiss are constantly striving for perfection with our customers best interest in mind.