METAS - the national metrology institute
The Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) realises and disseminates internationally harmonised and recognised units of measurement with the necessary accuracy. It supervises the deployment of measuring instruments in the fields of commerce, traffic, public safety, health and environment. METAS supervises the execution of legal provisions carried out by the cantons and by the authorised verification offices. METAS delivers various services to the benefit of society, economy and research.