HBM Acquires FiberSensing

Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH (HBM) has acquired FiberSensing – Sistemas Avancados de Monitorizacao S.A., a leading provider of Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) based measurement and monitoring systems for critical physical assets, for an undisclosed sum. FiberSensing will be established under the name HBM FiberSensing SA as the center of excellence for the global HBM optical business.
According to Andreas Hüllhorst, Managing Director of HBM, “FiberSensing’s range of sensors and interrogators along their optical expertise are a perfect complement to HBM’s Test and Measurement applications, especially in areas like very high strain, electromagnetic interference and hazardous environments. This acquisition will allow us to meet respective customer needs in both dedicated optical and hybrid solutions. We are delighted that such a dedicated team of optical specialists are joining HBM.”
“The FiberSensing team is proud to join HBM, a worldwide reference in the area of test and measurement“, said Dr. Luis Ferreira, CEO and co-founder. “I see this new chapter in the history of our company as a great opportunity to expand the market penetration of fiber optic sensing technologies to an unparalleled level.” (Source: Optik & Photonik 1 / 2015)

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