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 the world’s leading provider of integrated test, measurement, control, and simulation solutions across the entire test and measurement chain.

By delivering reliable precision through technologies that integrate the physical and virtual domains, developers can gain unprecedented insight into their product data and processes. This leads to smarter decisions at every level, driving innovation at every stage and accelerating time-to-market with every launch.

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


Sound and Vibration


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.




customer-facing employees


working with R&D


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


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

Bringing the best together

HBM and Brüel & Kjær are trusted market leaders in their respective disciplines and have complementary expertise across the test and measurement chain.

HBK is part of Spectris plc, a leading supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. Headquartered in Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom, Spectris is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: SXS). 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