About us

  • 1853 Year of establishment of Von den Driesch / WIDRA. Beginning of manufacturing weighing equipment and industrial dosage.
    The facilities are located in Aachen, Germany.
  • 1898 Von den Driesch / WIDRA – Truck weighbridge, 15 Tons capacity

  • 1925 Scale Julius Von den Driesch / WIDRA

  • 1936 Scale Julius Von den Driesch / WIDRA

  • 1965 Creation of the “Optical” scale, introduction of electronics in weight measuring systems.

  • 1972 Building of the new factory Von den Driesch / WIDRA in Eupen – Belgium
    Pictured : Mr and Mrs Von den Driesch

  • 1976 First full electronic scale of the range Von den Driesch / WIDRA (SMA).

  • 1979 Von den Driesch / WIDRA - DASIC
  • 1980 Von den Driesch / WIDRA - DAS, evolution in accuracy and reliability of the previous model.
  • 1982 SEREL full electronics, 19 inches rack, integrated and interchangeable electronic cards.

  • 1985 Von den Driesch / WIDRA - W 1700

  • 1995 Creation of the new factory in Andrimont – Belgium / The company Von den Driesch becomes WIDRA S.P.R.L.
    Launching of the W 90, analogic / digital convertor, fully programmable, Output normalized RS 232/422

  • 1996 WIDRA /W 90, ISO 9001 certification + BELAC n° 214 INSP accreditation.
  • 1997 Accreditation EN 45004 (metrology accreditation)
  • 2000 Launching of the W 200 / 600 measurements per second, fully digital

  • 2000 Integration to a terminal … W200 B (Standard model) : Access management, entrance/exit gates, correct positioning, traffic lights, etc, Audio communication to a central station. etc....

  • 2007/2008 W 200 Evolution: Application to dynamic weighing

  • 2009 Taking over of the company by Mr and Mrs Pierre and Bénédicte Gerson.
    Implementation of the new website

  • 2010 Launching of the weighing terminal type W 200 C, Widra programming, version 2.0 / 2.1
  • 2012 Study and improvement of the tool.
    Implementation of the new website
  • The team and our seniors gathered at the end of 2009 for our end-of-year traditional diner.