About Us




Founded in 1944 Japan, Tanita is recognised as the world leader in precision electronic scales within the medical, health and fitness market. Our success and expanding global presence is the result of superior technology, research, unique design and high manufacturing standards that have earned ISO 9001 certification, CE marking, membership in the JQA (Japanese Quality Association), FDA clearance and the Good Housekeeping Seal. We look beyond scales to produce products that enable consumers to monitor their own health with a quality product backed by extensive clinical research.

Tanita’s core business has been the manufacturing of precision scales. Today, Tanita is looking beyond scales to products that enable consumers to monitor their own health. Based on medical evidence linking excess body fat to heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers, Tanita introduced the world’s first integrated body composition monitor analyser to the professional market in 1992. Using the same technology as our medical grade scales, Tanita developed the world’s first home use scale and body fat monitor in 1994. This pioneering work has led to the creation of an entirely new category of consumer products that could make the conventional weight scale obsolete. Used by physicians, clinicians, health and fitness experts worldwide, Tanita is considered the gold standard of bioelectrical impedance analysis scales and monitors.

Tanita have invested in over 50 different scientific research and educational programs worldwide across medical and academic sectors and has published a number of articles in medical journals which all share the common goal of reducing obesity and promoting healthy, active living. Our goal to remain at the forefront of medical related technology and health initiatives contributed to the establishment of the Tanita Medical Advisory Board, a team of independent senior research scientists, obesity and nutrition experts from all over the world who advise on the scientific development of BIA technology ensuring the highest accuracy is achieved. Tanita is the only company to offer home use products, incorporating 20 years of sound independent medical research and expertise gained from researching over 100,000 people. This ensures that our measurements are the most accurate and reliable in the sector.