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HBM - Results You Can Trust

For over 65 years, the name HBM has stood for reliability, precision and innovation all over the world.

The product physics experts

For many decades, HBM and Brüel & Kjær have been trusted by multiple industries to deliver highly accurate technologies and expertise in test and measurement. Synonymous with innovation and quality, these two renowned and pioneering brands joined forces to become HBK (Hottinger, Brüel & Kjær), forming the world’s foremost provider of integrated test, measurement, control, and simulation solutions for product performance evaluation.

HBK continues to build on the two legacies, untapping the potential of combined knowledge and insight within three physical domains – mechanical, sound and vibration and electrical – and allowing us to pursue solutions for the unmet needs of our customers.

Meeting our customers challenges

From sound and vibration to reliability, durability, propulsion efficiency and weighing, HBK provides you with comprehensive solutions whatever the stage of your product life cycle. From advanced simulations and modelling, through painstakingly accurate measurement and analysis, we devise long-term solutions to help improve the quality, consistency, efficiency and, most importantly, the value of your business so you can deliver a better return on investment.

A committed and enduring partner

Our customers are as diverse as our products and stem from a wide range of industries, many of them fiercely competitive. Our focus markets include automotive, aerospace and defence, weighing technologies and telecom audio.

But we offer far more than solutions for today. Our commitment does not end when you buy a product from us. We are most effective as your trusted partner for the future, helping you work through your challenges to achieve long term value. The benefits of this long-term collaboration increase over time. The more time we spend working together, listening to your feedback, the more thoroughly we can understand your specific challenges and help resolve them

And the earlier we are involved in your product life cycle, the sooner we can work out how to optimize your product development and maximize sustainable value.

In this way, HBK has moved beyond being simply your component provider to becoming an on-going partner within your business, developing and delivering advanced technology with your needs in mind, and ultimately helping you to maintain your competitive edge.

HBM Company Profile

HBM has 29 subsidiaries and sales offices worldwide and is exclusively represented in another 60 countries. In addition to headquarters in Darmstadt (Germany), other HBM production and engineering facilities are located in Marlboro (USA), Suzhou (China), and Porto (Portugal).

HBM has been one of the first companies worldwide to be certified per ISO9001. In 1996, HBM's environmental management system was certified per ISO14001.

HBM 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

Products and Services From Virtual to Physical Testing

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HBM Test and Measurement is the technology and market leader and offers products and services for an extensive range of measurement applications in many industries.

Users worldwide rely on the perfectly matched components of the complete measurement chain that guarantees maximum accuracy of measurement results and enables optimization of the complete product life cycle: from the development through the testing stages, as well as in manufacturing and production.

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. The potential fields of application can be found in every branch of engineering and industry in both virtual and physical test and measurement.