The company KERN was established in 1844 and thus probably the oldest manufacturer of precision balances in the world. KERN offers its customers a wide and competitively priced range of precision balances and industrial scales. Moreover, KERN offers a great range of medical scales and veterinary scales. In addition to this KERN offers a complete, carefully-designed range of microscopes, microscope cameras, refractometers as well as a comprehensive range of accessories and specific software. Another KERN strengths lies in the production of precision test weights in all OIML tolerance classes (E1-M3). KERN belongs to a small number of companies in Germany in possession of an accreditation as a DAkkS calibration laboratory for balances and weights (D-K-19408-01-00).