There are many good reasons why society uses the assistance of public officials, accountants, lawyers, weighers and measurers and other bodies with special and impartial expertise.

Some things cannot be disputed: 1 litre is a 1 litre, 1 kilogram is 1 kilogram etc. – regardless of where you are in the world. It has, however, often been discussed how many litres or kilograms etc. a given volume of goods comprises.

Since the dawn of time, therefore, it has been important that weights and measurements be determined on the basis of recognised, often local, standards – and, of course, that there be agreement on the findings.
In 1683, King Christian the 5th decided to adopt common standards for measures and weights in Denmark. At the same time, he established a body to enforce these standards – the Royal Weigher and Measurer profession was created. 

In step with development and an ever greater need for independent inspections of weights, measures, numbers and conditions of consigned goods, Danish Weighers and Measurers have continuously lived up to society’s demands for unshakable dependability and service – anywhere, anytime.

Since 1931 the profession has been called Certified Weighers and Measurers. This title has now been replaced with Weigher and Measurer – Accredited for Inspection – DS/EN ISO/IEC 17020.

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