History

RHEWA - over 100 years of industrial weighing experience

In 1856, Carl-August Freudewald establishes Barmer Waagenfabrik, a factory for the manual production of decimal and Béranger balances. Around 1870, his sons August, Ernst and Emil join the company. When the factory building in Barmen is destroyed by fire, a new one is built at Mettmann in 1899.

At the same time, the company is renamed Barmer Waagenfabrik C.A. Freudewald. It specialises in the series production of Roberval and Béranger balances. Cold working and machine punching take the place of forged components.