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TESA Brown and Sharpe

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For over 75 years, the TESA brand has distinguished itself in the market through its excellent products, unique expertise in micromechanics and precision machining as well as its proven experience in dimensional metrology. The broad range of flagship TESA products are a true benchmark for the inspection of incoming goods as well as for production workshops and quality assurance laboratories throughout many industries.

The TESA brand is a global market leader in dimensional height gauges. The robust height gauge systems offered in their lineup feature easy-to-use and powerful measurement capability. This allows your quality team to gather a range of dimensions, from the simplest to the most sophisticated.

Brown and Sharpe

Founded in 1833, Brown & Sharpe has pioneered a variety of high quality dimensional measurement products such as calipers, micrometers, and dial gauges. Since development of the first modern vernier caliper to read to thousandths of an inch, Brown and Sharpe has continuously developed and produced high-quality devices, earning a prestigious reputation throughout the American industrial revolution and until today.

Since 2001, the long standing high quality reputation of the Brown & Sharpe brand has been integrated into TESA Technology, the premier Swiss precision measuring instruments manufacturer. TESA Brown and Sharpe is part of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, the world’s largest metrology product provider.

Cross Company is proud to be a TESA Brown and Sharpe distributor in the U.S. and offers products throughout our entire network of laboratories and sales territories. Our technical sales staff work closely with vendor representatives and are trained to help you find the right equipment for any application.

TESA Brown and Sharpe Products

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Did you know... the precision measurement group at Cross was founded in 1939 by our current CEO's grandfather, Jim King. That's a whole lot of calibration!
Did you know... A fingerprint weighs about 50 micrograms. We know, we weighed it! The residue left from a finger can actually make a difference in weight results which is why we wear gloves when we calibrate weights. For reference, a sheet to paper is about 4.5 grams, that’s 4.5 million micrograms.
Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are a 100% employee owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
Did you know… Cross Company has grown significantly since our start in 1954. Over the years we've acquired 26 companies! Today, our five groups have expertise in everything from industrial automation to precision measurement, and industry knowledge going all the way back to 1939.