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The product physics experts

Insight and confidence to create outstanding products

Today, engineers are using virtual prototyping to streamline their development processes. To maximize the potential of this digital transformation, virtual modelling and analysis must be aligned with physical testing and measuring to generate cleaner and more actionable data.

HBK is part of Spectris plc, the expert in providing insight through precision measurement. Spectris’ global group of businesses are focused on delivering value beyond measure for all our stakeholders. We target global, attractive and sustainable markets, where growth and high returns are supported by long-term drivers. Precision is at the heart of what we do.

We provide customers with expert insight through our advanced instruments and test equipment, augmented by the power of our software and services. This equips customers with the ability to reduce time to market, improve processes, quality and yield. In this way, Spectris know-how creates value for our wider society, as our customers design, develop, test and manufacture their products to make the world a cleaner, healthier and more productive place.

Spectris is headquartered in Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom, the Company employs approximately 9,000 people located in more than 30 countries. For more information, visit www.spectris.com.

In an interview, Joe Vorih, president of HBK – Hottinger Brüel & Kjær, talks about the direction and goals of the company.

Joe assumed the reigns as president of HBK in January of 2019, during a frenetic time just as the new company formed with the merger of HBM and Brüel & Kjær.

The merger was a step forward, providing the test and measurement world with a single entity that could provide the products and services that could cover the full range of testing for any scenario, from sound and vibration to reliability, durability, propulsion, efficiency and weighting.

Solutions across every product physics domain

Mechanical

Sound and Vibration

Electrical

Uniting world-leading expertise and excellence

HBM is the market leader in testing, measuring and analysis; and Brüel & Kjær is the world’s leading solution provider for measuring and managing sound and vibration. For many decades, these two organizations have been trusted across multiple industries to deliver outstanding technologies and expertise in their respective fields.

On 1st January 2019, HBM Test and Measurement and Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S joined forces as Hottinger, Brüel & Kjær. This merger created the world’s foremost provider of precision measurement, processing and control solutions.

Leader in testing and analysis

Leader in sound and vibration

Leader in integrated solutions

One company

Joining forces, HBM and Brüel & Kjær work seamlessly as one to provide exceptional solutions and technical expertise across every domain and discipline, with class-leading applications for data integration, optimization, and validation.

Today, as one company, HBK provides a complete portfolio of offerings that unite the physical world of sensors, testing and measurement with the digital world of simulation, modeling software and analysis. By creating a scalable and open data acquisition hardware, software and simulation ecosystem, product developers can cut time-to-market, drive innovation, and take the lead in a highly competitive global marketplace.

Contact our specialist sales teams to find out more about what HBK can do for you.

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Vision

To deliver insight and confidence to create outstanding products in a digital world.

Mission

To drive the digital transformation of our industry by delivering innovation and quality for test and measurement.

Bringing the best together

HBK is part of Spectris plc, the expert in providing insight through precision measurement. Spectris’ global group of businesses are focused on delivering value beyond measure for all our stakeholders. We target global, attractive and sustainable markets, where growth and high returns are supported by long-term drivers. Precision is at the heart of what we do.

We provide customers with expert insight through our advanced instruments and test equipment, augmented by the power of our software and services. This equips customers with the ability to reduce time to market, improve processes, quality and yield. In this way, Spectris know-how creates value for our wider society, as our customers design, develop, test and manufacture their products to make the world a cleaner, healthier and more productive place.

Spectris is headquartered in Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom, the Company employs approximately 9,000 people located in more than 30 countries. For more information, visit www.spectris.com.

HBM – excellence across test and measurement

Having provided test and measurement solutions for more than 65 years, HBM is the market leader in testing, measuring, and analysis. HBM’s product range covers sensors, transducers, strain gauges, amplifiers, and data acquisition systems, as well as software for structural durability investigations, tests, and analysis. With production facilities in Germany, USA, China, and Portugal, HBM is represented in more than 80 countries worldwide.

For more information about HBM’s full range of services and solutions, visit: www.hbm.com

Brüel & Kjær – leaders in sound and vibration

Founded in 1942, Brüel & Kjær has grown to become the world’s leading supplier of advanced technology for measuring and managing the quality of sound and vibration. Brüel & Kjær’s portfolio focuses on optimizing the complete life cycle of products and solutions from design, development, and manufacturing, to deployment and operation. Brüel & Kjær is recognized worldwide for quality, reliability, and performance.

To learn more about how Brüel & Kjær can help you to manage sound and vibration challenges, visit: www.bksv.com