Mechanikus Gottlieb KERN founded his company in 1844 and manufactured the most accurate balances of its time. His business became the core cell of the internationally famous, southern German precision balance manufacturing.

Over 170 years of experience and the devotion to quality has enabled us to become specialists in the weighing field with the KERN brand standing for precision and reliability. We are an independent, medium sized family business, in its 7th generation, registered in southern Germany.

KERN is DIN ISO 9001:2008 accredited and globally active.

Basic balances

Pocket balances


Laboratory balances

Precision balances for professional users

Analytical balances

Moisture analyzers

Industrial scales

Bench scales

Stainless steel scales

Balances to comply with pre-packaging legislation

Price computing scales

Counting scales

Platform scales

Floor scales

Axle load scales

Mobile scales

Hanging scales | Crane scales

Medical Scales

Baby scales

Personal scales

Body fat scales

Handrail scales

Obesity scalesl

Wheelchair platform scales

Chair scales

Veterinary scales

Test weights

Weights have always been used to carry out weighing procedures. This original purpose has almost disappeared. Today, weights are used almost exclusively for adjusting and testing calibration of electronic balances. More about KERN test weights here