“Deliver only the best” was one of the maxims of the company’s founder Robert Reiss. After more than 140 years of successful company history, it can be said that this claim has proven itself.

Find out everything about Robert Reiss, his time in Bad Liebenwerda and his company on the REISS ZWECK e.V. website.

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    • 2020

      Introduction of the switchless height adjustment REISS Touch; opening of Plant II in Lausitz with Industry 4.0

    • 2018

      Ground-breaking ceremony for the new Industry 4.0 plant with smart manufacturing; opening of showroom Frankfurt am Main; product chain certificate PEFC


    • 2017

      SmartClean wins the Brandenburg Innovation Award; introduction of REISS Avaro standing-sitting table

    • 2016

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


    • 2013

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

    • 2012

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


    • 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

    • 2009

      New REISS information centre opened in Bad Liebenwerda


    • 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

    • 2000

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


    • 1998

      The height-adjustable REISS ERGO office furniture range is launched

    • 1996

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


    • 1994

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

    • 1993

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


    • 1990

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

    • 1982

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


    • 1960

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

    • 1957

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


    • 1950

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

    • 1945

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


    • 1928

      The 20,000th measurement instrument is produced

    • 1921

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


    • 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

    • 1904

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


    • 1882

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

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