The roots of OAS AG are in Bremen/Germany; however, the company has established as an innovator all over the world. In the Hansestadt Bremen and in the branch offices in Augsburg, Berlin, and Bochum, since 1989 about 240 employees have developed efficient solutions across business segments, which have been interlinked in the meantime.
Pioneers in industrial weighing technology
The history of OAS AG dates back to 1982 when Otto A. Schwimmbeck founded the company as a small engineering firm. Right from the beginning, the expanding company excelled in its enormous innovative capacity. This could be seen to emerge already in 1985 when the company founder Schwimmbeck developed within the scope of a research project the first calibratable computer worldwide. This milestone made OAS AG the pioneer in weighing and dosing technology and, to date, has shaped all business segments of the company. In 1989 finally, the calibratable computer got the approval. Another important event in 1989: The company moved to the technology park in Bremen – a centre of science and innovation within spitting distance to the University of Bremen.
In 1991, the company group won the innovation contest "Erfolgskonzepte" (success concepts) by the Bremen Landesbank. In 1994, OAS AG took this success up and got the pan-European approval for electric scales. In 2000, the company founder was awarded the distinction Bremen entrepreneur 2000. In 2004, the company changed into a public limited company not listed on the stock exchange. Today, OAS AG succeeds all over the world and maintains distribution cooperation in Russia or China.
The maxim is growing soundly
2006, the regiodata GmbH, a flexible medium-sized provider of IT services for hardware and software solutions in Northern Germany, became part of the company. In 2010, the company expanded the successful business segment for automation of conveyor systems by founding the OAS Automation GmbH. From that time on, the OAS Automation GmbH has developed process automation systems for the production lines of globally acting companies. Here, the determined development of solutions for the automotive sector is firmly in focus.
Another milestone in the company history: the award by the foundation Peter Neelmeyer Stiftung for the development of a worldwide leading software for weighing and measuring technology – awarded to Karl Krone in 2011. In the following year, the headquarters in the Bremen technology park were completed – this gave additional room to the employees of OAS AG and to further development of the company. The same applies to the new office building in Anne-Conway-Straße finished in 2014. In 2015, the company further developed its international sales activities.
The years 2016 and 2017 were all about company growth, as well. In 2016, OAS AG acquired the majority of the Institut für angewandte Systemtechnik (ATB) – an institute for applied system technology – and in 2017, OAS AG acquired the Höllerer + Bayer GmbH. Moreover, in 2018 the company division for weighing technology moved into an adjacent building to expand the space for creativity for its growing and powerful team. The expansion plan for the division yard management/yard automation in 2019 is the reaction to the flow of goods in the control of incoming lorries and in dispatch automation becoming more and more complex and supports the position as a key company with expertise in this segment across industrial sectors.
Growing soundly is a maxim, we want to abide by in future. Doing so, we would like to be an innovative partner to our customers in solving their problems – from the planning, through implementing of complex problem solutions, ending up with our after-sales service.