History

“Deliver only the best” was one of the maxims of the company’s founder Robert Reiss. After more than 130 years of successful company history, we can say that this claim has proven itself.

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  • 1882

    Company founded by Robert Reiss as a mail-order business for measurement equipment and office supplies in Liebenwerda

  • 1904

    Production of drafting machines, dye line printers and office furniture begins

    1904

  • 1910

    Development and production of the first “Reform” sit-stand desk
    Measurement equipment is delivered to many European countries, South America, and the Russian tsar

  • 1921

    The first “Phoenix” carriage-type drafting machine – the legendary REISS board; REISS manufactures the first industrially ergonomic work stations

    1921

  • 1928

    The 20,000th measurement instrument is produced

  • 1945

    The company is dispossessed and complete dismantled – it owes its survival purely to the dedication of the REISS staff

    1945

  • 1950

    Development and production of drafting machines with height-adjustable, tilting drawing board, as well as office furniture specially designed for builders

  • 1957

    75 years of REISS: Ten thousand drafting machines and more than 500,000 slide rules delivered to date

    1957

  • 1960

    Exports to 22 countries, and an increasing focus on producing drawing machinery and office furniture; export share of 80 percent

  • 1982

    100 years of REISS: The company is Europe’s largest drawing machine manufacturer

    1982

  • 1990

    A change and focus on developing, manufacturing and selling office furniture

  • 1993

    REISS ReForm, the first office furniture range with sit-stand desk specially designed for CAD applications

    1993

  • 1994

    Implementation of a quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 9001

  • 1996

    Implementation of a environmental management system according to DIN EN ISO 14001

    1996

  • 1998

    The height-adjustable REISS ERGO office furniture range is launched

  • 2000

    REISS initiates the REISS ZWECK design competition together with the Dresden University of Technology

    2000

  • 2007

    125 years of REISS: The company has successfully established itself on the market
    Range expanded to include the high-quality REISS IDEALO furniture line

  • 2009

    New REISS information centre opened in Bad Liebenwerda

    2009

  • 2010

    100 years of sit-stand expertise
    REISS sit-stand products expanded to include crossbar-free sit-stand desks from the new REISS ECO N2 furniture range

  • 2012

    2017 growth programme begins
    Extensive investments in sustainable process design, state-of-the-art production systems and enterprise resource planning

    2012

  • 2013

    Entry into the EMAS register – REISS meets all requirements of the EU’s eco-management and auditing scheme

  • 2015

    Delivery of 80,000th sit-stand desk since 1990

    2015

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