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Qualified employees develop and manufacture precision measuring instruments for the world market

A highly motivated team with over 350 employees manufactures highly accurate coordinate measuring machines with optics, probe, computed tomography and multi-sensor systems in Giessen, in a region with a long tradition in the Department of precision mechanics and optics.

 
Who we are

Leading in coordinate metrology with optics, probe, computed tomography and multi-sensor systems

Coordinate measuring machines are used to measure geometrical characteristics of workpieces such as lengths, angles, diameters or even complex position tolerances. Machines with several sensors, e.g. image processing, laser and stylus, are called multi-sensor coordinate measuring machines.

Werth concentrates on the development, production and sales of coordinate measuring machines with optics, probe, computed tomography and multi-sensor systems as well as the measurement of micro-features. The company's global technology leadership in these market segments is reflected in a number of world firsts and patents on instrument technology and sensors. The achievable accuracy of Werth machines can be in the range of a few micrometres or, in the case of highly accurate systems, even in the range of a few 10 nanometres, making Werth the world leader in multi-sensor coordinate measuring machines.

Comprehensive services to support users in the application of the machines complement the field of activity and create a high level of customer satisfaction. The quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 9001 and the DAkkS laboratory for the calibration of coordinate measuring machines according to DIN ISO 17025 guarantee the reliability and accuracy of the machines. In 2003, Werth pioneered the development of accreditation procedures for laboratories with multi-sensor coordinate measuring machines together with the PTB. In July 2013, the DAkkS laboratory of Werth Messtechnik GmbH was also the first facility of its kind to be accredited for the calibration of coordinate measuring machines with X-ray tomography sensors.

More than 10,000 Werth coordinate measuring machines are installed worldwide in a wide variety of industries. Examples of application fields for these machines are: Aerospace, automotive, electronics, jewellery, watchmaking, toolmaking, plastic injection moulding, medical technology, turbine construction and aluminum and plastic extrusion.

Who we are - Leading in coordinate metrology with optics, probe, computed tomography and multi-sensor systems
Customer orientation and long-term corporate development are the most important goals for Werth

Customer orientation and long-term corporate development are the most important goals for Werth

The experience gained from over 60 years of company history forms the basis of our success. The focus is on a long-term strategy for the constant new and further development of technically leading products. Quality, innovation and good service are the way to achieve optimal solutions for our customers' metrology tasks and a high level of user satisfaction. For decades, this has led to increasing demand worldwide for Werth and to above-average, mostly double-digit growth rates.

Our success story is based on a well-trained and motivated team

The successful implementation of Werth's corporate strategy is ensured by a highly motivated team of over 350 employees. Almost all of them have at least a skilled worker's training and more than 50% have a technician's or university degree. The above-average professional qualifications and flat hierarchies lead to high efficiency. Well-organised processes and team decisions help to find the right way. Werth offers regular training or further education measures and support for academic education. Despite the rapid growth of the company, a large number of employees have several decades of corporate experience at Werth. Due to the close cooperation with the universities in the region and the numerous apprenticeships, many young people are also part of the team.

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Our success story is based on a well-trained and motivated team
Cosmopolitanism, trust and tradition form a unity

Cosmopolitanism, trust and tradition form a unity

Wert Messtechnik GmbH is a family business whose shareholders focus on long-term corporate growth. Accordingly, the company's earnings are predominantly used for the development of new products, investments and the expansion of corporate structures. Partnership-based and long-term relationships with customers and suppliers serve the benefit of both sides. Diverse cooperation with universities, colleges and institutes complement our own development work and provide new ideas. By participating in national and international committees such as DIN, VDI and ISO, the employees of Werth Messtechnik contribute their know-how to professional standardisation in the department of coordinate metrology.

The company headquarters are located in Giessen, in a scenically and culturally attractive region with a long tradition in the precision mechanical-optical industry. Konrad Röntgen, the discoverer of X-Rays and Nobel Prize winner, also spent several years as a professor at the university in Giessen and found his final resting place there in the Old Cemetery. Today, the Justus Liebig University and the THM University of applied sciences in Central Hesse provide us with qualified young talent and the excellent medium-sized supplier structure in the region makes it possible to design manufacturing processes and supply chains efficiently. With sales and service centres in all major industrialised countries, Werth supplies high-tech products "Made in Germany" worldwide, on the foundation of a long tradition.

"Leading the way in coordinate metrology with optics, probes, computed tomography and multi-sensor systems"

 
Training and further education - Qualified employees are the prerequisite for our success
Training and further education

Qualified employees are the prerequisite for our success

Qualified and creative employees are the heart of every company. That is why we invest in the training of specialists and the further education of our employees. Innovation comes from visions that are turned into reality with efficiency and team spirit. Our employees from the different departments work together to provide each customer with the optimal solution for their measurement tasks.

Professional internships offer practical experience for pupils and students

For a variety of subject areas, we enable school leavers and students to supplement their theoretical knowledge with practical experience as interns. A professional internship at Werth includes individual familiarisation with the relevant subject areas, for example in preparation for a successful bachelor's or master's thesis, but also as a decision-making process for applying for a professional training at Werth.

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Professional internships offer practical experience for pupils and students
Bachelor's and Master's theses in industry are the perfect start to a career at Werth

Bachelor's and Master's theses in industry are the perfect start to a career at Werth

Werth supports the practice-oriented education of students, for example from technical disciplines, from the field of economics or physics, through professionally qualified supervision of student theses. Integrated into the interesting development topics of the company, the knowledge is supplemented with many skills and methods that form the basis for the long-term success of Werth Messtechnik. A large amount of freedom for personal initiative enables the development of personal and professional skills. A successful final thesis at Werth also has a good reputation outside the company and is, of course, the ideal prerequisite for later employment at Werth.

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Challenging research projects offer topics for doctorates

We cooperate with universities and institutes in various fields of research to explore the fundamentals for the permanent further development of our products. In this context, interesting topics for doctoral theses by engineers or physicists are constantly being offered. Werth supports such work financially and professionally and thus promotes young academics for specialist and management positions.

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Challenging research projects offer topics for doctorates
Combination of theory and practice in dual study program

Combination of theory and practice in dual study program

Werth also offers the possibility to study in cooperation with a university. In such a Dual study program, theory and practice are optimally combined. A monthly allowance from Werth ensures a high degree of financial independence. Early integration into the Werth team is the ideal prerequisite for later taking on interesting tasks in a wide range of areas of application and facilitates successful professional development.

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A high quality of training forms the basis for a successful professional career

Excellent training at Werth Messtechnik GmbH lays the foundation for the professional success of young people. At the same time, this forms the basis for a qualified workforce. Werth offers an above-average number of apprenticeships at a high level. For example, as a mechatronics technician for device commissioning or national and international field service, as an industrial mechanic, IT specialist or technical product designer, technology-loving school graduates can learn interesting apprenticeships. For those interested in office work, training positions are available as industrial clerks or for office management. Experienced and qualified employees ensure a high level of training.

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A high quality of training forms the basis for a successful professional career
Training and further education promote and develop employees and form the basis for outstanding developments and good customer service

Training and further education promote and develop employees and form the basis for outstanding developments and good customer service

Regular internal and external training ensures and promotes the expertise of the employees in the company. A standardised internal training system provides employees with basic knowledge from changing subject areas on a weekly basis. Experts present the latest developments or train basic knowledge on technical and sales topics.

In this way, the specialist knowledge gained from 70 years of experience with optics, 30 years with multi-sensor systems and 15 years with computed tomography is available to all employees and can be passed on to the users of Werth coordinate measuring machines at a high level.

 
In the team even according to work

Celebrations in the team and with families or "high up" during motivational training

Communal celebrations with good food, music and dancing, as well as motivational training in the mountains every now and then, ensure fun and relaxation among colleagues and promote a sense of community.

In the team even according to work - Celebrations in the team and with families or "high up" during motivational training
Summer party
Summer party
Christmas party
Christmas party
Motivation training Zermatt
Motivation training Zermatt
History

Experience from over 60 years of company history forms the basis of our success

Over 60 years of company history are characterised by innovative new developments in the field of coordinate metrology with optics, probe, computed tomography and multi-sensor systems. The first profile projector in desk design set standards in ergonomics and precision as early as 1955. From the 1960s to the 1980s, measuring projectors with the Werth Tastauge and digital measuring systems were further developed into optical CNC coordinate measuring machines. In 1987 Werth Messtechnik introduced the first multi-sensor coordinate measuring machine with image processing and integrated laser distance sensor under the name Inspector®. With the introduction of the VideoCheck® product line, Werth again pioneered the introduction of digital image processing into industrial coordinate metrology in the 1990s. In 2005, the TomoScope®, the first machine with computed tomography specifically developed for coordinate metrology, was introduced. Today, X-ray computed tomography and different, partly patented optical and tactile-optical as well as conventional tactile-electrical sensors are used for multi-sensor coordinate measuring machines. The range of devices extends from measuring machines for production monitoring to highly accurate multi-sensor coordinate measuring machines with measurement errors of only a few tens of nanometres.

1951

Siegfried Werth Apparatus and Machines

Shortly after the 2nd World War, mechanical engineer Dr.-Ing. Siegfried Werth founds a company in Düsseldorf for the development and manufacture of measuring machines. The first products are geared towards applications in the wire industry.

1954

Werth Record E

The Record E is the first Werth profile projector for comparing workpieces with the design drawings. The desk design makes it easier to operate than conventional models.

1954 - Werth Record E
1958

New company location in Giessen

Relocation of the company according to Giessen, in a region with a long tradition in the Department of precision mechanics and optics manufacturing.

1958 - New company location in Giessen
1977

Werth Tastauge

The first optoelectronic fibre sensor for edge detection for measuring projectors, which allows automatic measurement of workpiece edges

1977 - Werth Tastauge
1980

Werth Optimus® CC

The first CNC projector enables fully automatic optical measurement of workpieces with micrometre accuracy.

1980 - Werth Optimus® CC
1982

Death of company founder Dr.-Ing Siegfried Werth

Due to serious illness, Dr Werth sells the company to the Giessen-based Schunk Group. The company's new name is now Schunk-Werth metrology GmbH.

1986

Create programs with CAD data

The 2D CAD software HP ME10 forms the basis for offline programming of measuring projectors with the Werth Tastauge optoelectronic sensor. The programs are transferred to the control code of the machines with the help of a post-processor.

1987

Werth Inspector®

The first multisensor coordinate measuring machine is equipped with a laser distance sensor integrated in a telecentric two-stage zoom for image processing. Fully automatic three-dimensional measurement of workpieces is now possible with optical sensors.

1987 - Werth Inspector®
1990

BestFit

Automatic contour matching software combined with optical contour scanning creates the modern Succession of the profile projector.

1990 - BestFit
1992

The compact coordinate measuring machine with PC-based image processing and the Windows operating system with a graphic user interface is groundbreaking for the industry (here the modern succession of the prototype at that time). Multi-sensor coordinate metrology becomes affordable and easier to use.

1992 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_geraetegruppe&uid=2" class="link">Werth VideoCheck® IP</a>
1993

Werth Messtechnik GmbH

During the economic crisis of 1992/93, the then head of development of the company, Dr.-Ing. habil. Ralf Christoph, took over the majority of the shares and continued to run the company with an initial staff of 40 under the traditional name Werth.

1995

The Werth Laser Probe integrated into the image processing beam path enables fast and accurate surface scanning for contour and flatness measurements.

1995 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_sensorengruppe&uid=1" class="link">Werth Laser Probe</a>
1995

Foundation of Werth Messtechnik France SARL

As the first company abroad, Werth Messtechnik France SARL is founded. The company is based in the south of Paris and coordinates the Sales and Service activities.

1995 - Foundation of Werth Messtechnik France SARL
1996

Linear drives and OnTheFly technology enable the world's fastest coordinate measuring machine (in the image, the modern Succession to the prototype of the time).

1996 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_geraete&uid=17" class="link">Werth Inspector® FQ</a>
1996

CAD-Offline® and CAD-Online® in WinWerth®

The WinWerth®-integrated offline programming, at that time still based on 2D CAD data, allows programming before production of the first workpieces with the same software as teach-in at the measuring machine. With the WinWerth® CAD-Online® function, the measuring machines can be controlled directly with CAD data for the first time.

1996 - <a href="t3://page?uid=131" class="link">CAD-Offline®</a> and <a href="t3://page?uid=131" class="link">CAD-Online®</a> in WinWerth®
1997

Demonstration Centre

The opening of the new demonstration and training centre adapts capacity to the increased variety of equipment and number of demonstrations and training sessions for customers.

1997 - Demonstration Centre
1998

The first representative of the successful ScopeCheck® series (in the image the modern Succession) is tailored to the requirements of production-related metrology. Robust mechanical guideways and the powerful Werth sensors provide reliable measurement results.

1998 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_geraetegruppe&uid=1" class="link">Werth ScopeCheck®</a>
1998

In cooperation with the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), the smallest and for many applications most accurate micro-probe for coordinate measuring machines is developed (patent) and forms the basis for Werth's special expertise also in the measurement of micro-geometries. The modern Werth Fiber Probe® is probably the most widely used micro-probe in the world.

1998 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_sensoren&uid=5" class="link">Werth Fiber Probe® WFP</a>
1998

The world's fastest multi-sensor coordinate measuring machine for highly accurate tool measurement is also based on linear drives, image processing and Werth fiber probes®.

1998 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_geraetegruppe&uid=4" class="link">Werth Inspector® V</a>
1999

For the first time in optical coordinate metrology, both magnification and working distance can be adjusted automatically. The patented Werth zoom optics creates a flexible solution for optical measuring tasks and remains a Werth special feature to this day.

1999 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_zubehoer&uid=3" class="link">Werth Zoom</a>
1999

The ToleranceFit® software for automatic contour comparison is extended with a new patented function for automatic gauging using the tolerance zones.

1999 - <a href="t3://page?uid=131" class="link">ToleranceFit®</a>
2001

The unique incident light illumination (patent), in combination with the Werth Zoom, allows a particularly high-contrast image of workpieces. Reliable measurement results even under difficult conditions are the benefit.

2001 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_zubehoer&uid=7" class="link">MultiRing®</a>
2001

WinWerth® AutoFeature

Through intelligent algorithms in the software, the geometry elements to be measured are automatically recognised, a milestone in simple operation (patent).

2001 - WinWerth® AutoFeature
2002

The 2D scanner for precise measurement of 2D workpieces (patent) is based on components of coordinate metrology. The design of the optical beam path allows fast measurement without focusing, as with the traditional desk projector (in the image a larger version of the prototype at that time).

2002 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_geraetegruppe&uid=1" class="link">Werth FlatScope</a>
2003

Founding of Werth Inc.

The Sales and Service Centre for the USA is opened in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. By 2020, several regional service centres will be established in the USA.

2003 - Founding of Werth Inc.
2004

First DKD calibration laboratory for multi-sensor coordinate measuring machines

The first German DKD calibration laboratory accredited according to ISO 17025 (Deutscher Kalibrierdienst – today DAkkS-Labor) for optical and multi-sensor coordinate measuring machines is located at Werth.

2004

The Werth multi-sensor systems are complemented by the tactile-optical Werth Contour Probe (patent) for standard-compliant roughness measurements in any orientation.

2004 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_sensorengruppe&uid=2" class="link">Werth Contour Probe</a>
2004

Werth Laser Probe

The Werth Laser Probe is integrated into the Werth Zoom (patent).

2004 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_sensorgroup&uid=2" class="link">Werth Laser Probe</a>
2005

The world's first machine with X-ray computed tomography (CT), specially developed for coordinate measuring technology, can optionally be equipped with multi-sensor systems (patent). With this, Werth lays the foundation for a new branch of coordinate metrology. By combining it with components and methods of conventional coordinate measurement technology, CT technology makes it possible for the first time to measure 3D workpieces quickly and completely (inside and out) with high accuracy.

2005 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_geraetegruppe&uid=3" class="link">Werth TomoScope® S</a>
2006

The letters UA stand for "Ultra Accuracy" and describe the aim of the device concept. The multisensor coordinate measuring machine with 1 nanometer resolution, high temperature stability and many other special technical features is still the most accurate commercial multisensor coordinate measuring machine today due to ongoing further development.

2006 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_geraetegruppe&uid=2" class="link">Werth VideoCheck® UA</a>
2006

The machine uses ScopeCheck® technology with integrated rotary axis for vertical pick-up and measurement of rotationally symmetrical parts.

2006 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_geraetegruppe&uid=4" class="link">Werth ScopeCheck® V</a>
2007

Computed tomography coordinate metrology with the highest resolution and accuracy is now available for large and harder-to-radiate parts.

2007 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_geraetegruppe&uid=3" class="link">Werth TomoScope® XL</a>
2008

With the TomoScope® L, the compromise between high X-ray voltage up to 240 kV and smaller device dimensions is achieved.

2008 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_geraetegruppe&uid=3" class="link">Werth TomoScope® L</a>
2008

The 3D version of the proven micro-probe is realised by a combination of laser distance and image processing sensor with the fibre probe principle.

2008 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_sensoren&uid=9" class="link">Werth Fiber Probe® WFP 3D</a>
2008

New building for training, demonstration and office rooms

The number of employees, which has risen to over 200, and the turnover, which has increased many times over, are accommodated by new rooms.

2008 - New building for training, demonstration and office rooms
2009

Foundation of Werth Tool MT GmbH

Werth Messtechnik GmbH and mt microtool GmbH merge their activities in tool metrology into Werth Tool MT GmbH. As a specialist in the measurement of cutting tools, Werth now offers users the perfect combination of highly accurate and universal instrument technology coupled with over 25 years of experience in the Department of Tool Measurement.

2009 - Foundation of Werth Tool MT GmbH
2010

Establishment of a representative office in Shanghai

The representative office was followed in 2013 by the establishment of Werth Metrology Shanghai Co. Ltd. which offers on-site demonstration and servicing to the steadily growing number of Chinese customers. The new headquarters of Suzhou Werth Metrology Ltd. has been located in the Nanopolis high-tech park in Suzhou since 2015.

2010 - Establishment of a representative office in Shanghai
2011

Foundation of Werth Magyarorszag Kft.

In Hungary, Werth Magyarorszag Kft. starts its activities for Sales and Service of Werth machines in cooperation with Tamas Csontos. Mr. Csontos was previously able to gain experience in dealing with Werth multi-sensor coordinate measuring machines for many years as a product manager.

2012

The X-Ray tubes of the largest Werth coordinate measuring machine with computed tomography have a maximum tube voltage of 450 kV.

2012 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_geraetegruppe&uid=3" class="link">Werth TomoScope® XL NC</a>
2012

Establishment of Werth Metrology Ltd

Werth Metrology Ltd is established with headquarters in Rugby. in 2018, the company opens a new demonstration centre in Derby, north-east of Birmingham. Werth Metrology offers advice and services for all Werth products.

2012 - Establishment of Werth Metrology Ltd
2012

New building for training, demonstration and office rooms

Due to the further increase in staff numbers and turnover, an extension is once again necessary.

2012 - New building for training, demonstration and office rooms
2013

First DAkkS calibration laboratory for coordinate measuring machines with CT

The DAkkS laboratory (German Accreditation Body) of Werth Messtechnik GmbH is accredited as the first and until 2018 only facility of its kind for the calibration of coordinate measuring machines with X-ray tomography sensors.

2013 - First DAkkS calibration laboratory for coordinate measuring machines with CT
2013

The Werth 3D Patch focus variation sensor enables measurements of surface topography with high point density

2013 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_sensorengruppe&uid=1" class="link">Werth 3D Patch</a>
2014

The probe head with Werth Multisensor System WMS40 allows the combination of several tactile and optical sensor principles.

2014 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_zubehoer&uid=10" class="link">Werth Multisensor System</a>
2014

Foundation of Werth Italia S.r.l.

Werth Italia S.r.l., conveniently located in the south of Milan, now directly provides support and service for the Italian market. The team on location is a competent contact for all questions regarding Werth products and services.

2014 - Foundation of Werth Italia S.r.l.
2015

Raster Scanning HD

During the movement of the device axes, many images of the measuring object are taken and assembled into one large overall image with the highest resolution (patent). Then, for example, the ToleranceFit® software can be used to compare the entire object to the CAD or to determine the geometrical characteristics.

2015 - Raster Scanning HD
2015

New building for training, demonstration and offices

The number of employees, which has risen to about 300, and the continuously increasing turnover are taken into account by another new building. All offices and machine assembly halls are now air-conditioned as well.

2015 - New building for training, demonstration and offices
2017

This compact and inexpensive TomoScope® offers the advantages of proven technology in XS format. The X-Ray tube in monoblock design with transmission target combines approximately five times faster measurement compared to conventional systems with low maintenance costs.

2017 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_geraetegruppe&uid=3" class="link">Werth TomoScope® XS</a>
2017

Foundation of Werth Messtechnik Austria

With the foundation of Werth Messtechnik Austria, an important step is taken to further optimise customer support. The subsidiary takes care of all concerns in the Departments of Sales, Service and Application. Today, Werth Messtechnik Austria has a demonstration centre in Vienna.

2017 - Foundation of Werth Messtechnik Austria
2018

With two or three separate sensor axes, the multi-sensor systems can now be used even more flexibly. Mutual restriction in the use of sensors is a thing of the past.

2018 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_geraetegruppe&uid=1" class="link">Werth ScopeCheck® FB</a>
2018

Opening of new logistics centre

A new logistics centre is put into operation, which takes into account the increased requirements for the dispatch of the high-precision measuring machines of the TomoScope®, VideoCheck® and ScopeCheck® series. The space thus gained is urgently needed for the production of the TomoScope® XS machines.

2018 - Opening of new logistics centre
2019

The Werth TomoScope® FQ machines have a greatly increased measuring speed as well as a new evaluation concept and are therefore also suitable for integration into production lines.

2019 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_geraetegruppe&uid=3" class="link"> Werth TomoScope® FQ</a>
2019

The advantages of the TomoScope® XS, low measuring time, high resolution and low operating costs, are now also available for larger workpieces with a smaller device size.

2019 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_geraetegruppe&uid=3" class="link">Werth TomoScope® XS Plus</a>
2020

High-performance sensors make it possible to dispense with mechanical device axes and create a low-cost machine with X-ray computed tomography for use close to and integrated into production.

2020 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_geraetegruppe&uid=3" class="link">Werth TomoScope® XS FOV</a>
2020

Werth Chromatic Focus Zoom CFZ

The multi-sensor CFZ combines a telecentric 10x zoom optic with a powerful distance sensor in one beam path (patent).

2020 - <a href="t3://record?identifier=werthcontent_sensors&uid=16" class="link">Werth Chromatic Focus Zoom CFZ</a>
2021

Foundation of Werth Messtechnik Schweiz GmbH

To expand sales and service activities in the Swiss market, Werth Messtechnik Schweiz GmbH was founded. The new company headquarters is located in Gersau.

2021 - Foundation of Werth Messtechnik Schweiz GmbH
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