UHER Werke München KG 1 , commonly abbreviated to UHER,
was an electronics company in München (Germany) that was specialised
in the development and manufacture of (portable) open-reel
The company was established in 1952 and was sold in 1974.
Their machines were known for their reliability and became very popular
with reporters and in the film industry.
The recorders were also used by many
law enforcement agencies and in the
The company was established as a GmbH (Ltd.) in December 1952 or January
1953 by Hungary-born Edmond Uher, with the first open-reel tape recorder
being ready for release late in 1953 . The machine went into production
the next year.
In 1957, the company was converted into a KG (limited partnership) and was
renamed to UHER Werke München KG, registered in Austria.
After digital recording became mainstream,
UHER became less popular and was finally sold in 1974 to Assmann GmbH in
Bad Homburg (Germany) who currently owns and licences the brand name.