History of precision

  • 2015

    enlargement of buildings and production area

  • 2014

    certification under EN ISO 50001

  • 2013

    thermal meter category MI004, certification under EU Directive 2004/22/EG

Where progress has a great tradition

We are here in the Black Forest, a mountain region which has shaped us and which is formidable and at times challenging in terms of climate. For centuries, these surroundings have strengthened our spirit of cohesion, at the same time demanding our technological and logistical far-sightedness. This may explain why we are often described as being steeped in tradition and down-to-earth by some, and outward going, cosmopolitan and highly innovative and inventive by others. Wehrle embodies these characteristics like virtually no other company in the region: We are proud of what we have accomplished in our 170 year history. What we have created has taught us to feel responsible for our actions today. These are the driving forces for our commitment and our ability to shape the future.

Of ambitious garage inventors and successful shakers and makers

Ever since 1842, experience and skills in precision engineering have been associated with the name Wehrle. It all began with the development and manufacture of special clocks, some of which can still be admired today in the German Clock Museum. It’s easy to see that the Black Forest clock and timepiece industry had to satisfy very high expectations in the precision of its products. This competence ultimately pointed the way to a profound change in our enterprise: since the thirties of last century, we have been manufacturing water meter components – and still do so today. The production of flowmeters requires strong quality awareness, coupled with the manufacture of housings, counting mechanisms and gears made of plastic. No surprise, then, that our second important line of business saw the light of day in 1950: plastics injection moulding.

  • 2010

    thermal meter category MI004, certification under EU Directive 2004/22/EG

  • 2008

    water measuring instrument category MI001, certification according to EC Directive 2004/22/EC

  • 2005

    water metering category MI001, certification under EU Directive 2004/22/EG

  • 2000

    takeover of Andrae Wassertechnik GmbH, Villingen

  • 1997

    acquisition of G. BERNHARDT’s Söhne Ges.m.H., Vienna

  • 1996

    ISO 9001 certification

  • 1981

    state-approved test laboratory for water / heat

  • 1972

    start-up of the manufacturing section Technical Precision Parts

  • 1950

    production of precision plastic parts for the water meter industry

  • 1842

    the company is established, production of special clocks; water meter components since the thirties of last century