The Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand (MSL) is New Zealand's national metrology institute, ensuring that New Zealand's units of measurement are consistent with the International System of Units, the SI.
What we do
We provide our clients with the most accurate calibration service in the country for a wide range of instruments and artefacts. We back these services up with advice and training to ensure that the equipment can be used effectively by our clients.
We carry out research to improve the SI and to solve measurement problems in industry and government.
We play a key role ensuring international recognition of New Zealand’s National Measurement System, which is essential for New Zealand’s ongoing international trade.
MSL was formed in 1992 at the time of a major reorganisation of New Zealand's government science sector. MSL was created in Industrial Research Limited, one of the resulting new government-owned research companies, and is now part of Callaghan Innovation. The scientific core of MSL dates back further to the formation of the Physical Testing Laboratory in 1939 with a first legislated authority for primary standards in 1945.