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Seca Scales

Precision for Health

German Engineering since 1840!

As the world leader for medical weighing, Seca has set the standard in function, technology and design for 175 years. In collaboration with practitioners and researchers, Seca develops scales and dimensional measuring equipment that meets the greatest demands in precision and reliability.

The company's founding goes back to the young master fitter A.C.C. Joachims. He acquired the relevant knowledge from Monk Quintenz of Strasbourg, who invented the decimal balance in 1821. Back in Hamburg Germany, A.C.C. Joachims founded a scales factory in 1840 which was the first in Germany to produce decimal balances. These were then sold them all over the world. After his death, the young engine fitter Frederik Vogel acquired the company in 1888. Soon after, Seca became famous for its innovative developments, repeatedly setting market-driving standards over the decades. Seca is still a family business today.

Quality and precision

The secret of the Seca Scales success lies, right from the start, in the durable high quality and precision of the products. As early as the first half of the 20th century, practically every doctor knew and used the mechanical scales with the red stroke. Incidentally, the name "Seca" has been protected since 1897 and originates from the Latin "Secare" = to cut. A edge plays an important role in the measuring accuracy of a mechanical scale.

Seca is measured on the basis of local characteristics and regional standards. Branches in Switzerland, Great Britain, France, Japan, China, Mexico and the US, as well as a distribution network in 110 countries ensure that Seca is able to quickly identify different requirements of national markets worldwide. Customized weighing and measuring systems are the answer to the requirements and current development.

The meaningful interaction between medicine, technology and design is always important for all Seca products. Only when the interaction is right can the focus be on the most important thing in weighing and measuring: the person.

The Seca range covers Baby Scales, Column and Flat Scales with suitable height scales, as well as Chair, Wheel chair and Bed scales. All over the world, doctors and nursing staff at GP practices, hospitals, rehabilitation and senior centers rely daily on the high quality of Seca medical measuring devices for diagnosis and therapy.

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