The route of NMi

History of NMi

NMi has in-depth knowledge, boosted by centuries of experience.

Knowledge for centuries

NMi is a company with roots back in the in the early Middle Ages. In villages and cities so-called Calibration Masters were appointed by urban administrators. Scales, balances, bows, weights, and lengths were introduced to check and inspect the goods. All in the interests of fair trade.

A private company

Around 1820, the urban Calibration Offices opened their doors. As far as we know 19 of these offices were opened in the Netherlands, including one in Dordrecht. The Calibration Offices disappeared over the years. In 1989 we moved from being a government institution to a private company with a new name, Nederlands Meet Instituut. Later, we became a member of TNO and we are presently owned by LLCP (Levin Leichtman Capital Partners).

Our foundation

The basis we formed many years ago is still our foundation. We stand for quality and promoting fair trade. With our knowledge and our roots, we can guide you in the best way possible. With so many years of experience, we can call ourselves the best in the world of metrology! We help and guide our customers.