The companies Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH (HBM) and Brüel & Kjær Sound and Vibration A/S (BKSV), both owned by UK-based Spectris plc, will merge their businesses. The merger will become effective on January 1, 2019. Preparation activities ahead of this will take place through the remainder of 2018.
Both BKSV and HBM are global market leaders in their respective disciplines. BKSV's strength is in sound, noise and vibration, while HBM focuses on reliability, durability, propulsion efficiency, electrical properties, industrial process control and weighing.
The merger will build on the best from each company and their respective capabilities. This will also be reflected in the name of the new company – HBK (Hottinger, Brüel & Kjær).
By combining the strengths of two market leaders within their fields, HBK will have the critical mass and competencies to actively drive the digital transformation of its customers’ industries, and will be able to deliver even greater value to customers around the world.
All existing agreements, points of contact, procedures, partnerships etc. will continue as is.
The company would like to take this opportunity to thank all its customers and partners for their business and for working with it, and looks forward to continuing and growing its relationships with an even broader offering as HBK. It will be working together to ensure a smooth and effective integration, guaranteeing the usual high level of support to all customers. Please reach out to existing points of contacts for further information or any questions you would like to raise.