Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration and HBM to merge


Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration (BKSV) and HBM are to merge from January 2019, to become Hottinger, Brüel & Kjær. The two companies, which have complementary expertise and services, currently operate under the test and measurement division of Spectris.

To run the new company, a new management team has been selected, drawing on the strengths and expertise from both BKSV and HBM. The team will be put in place from July 2018. Merger preparation activities are now underway, and during this phase, the companies will operate in their existing structures.

Eoghan O’Lionaird, business group director responsible for the test and measurement division, Spectris, said, “Brüel & Kjær and HBM are both premium hardware providers in measurement with a strong focus on software. By combining their activities, the two companies can deliver an integrated offering, combining sensors, data acquisition, preparation, evaluation and engineering services into one solution for its customers.

“This aligns closely with the Spectris strategy of focusing on the provision of complete solutions combining hardware, software and related services, and will enable us to provide a broader service offering and increased value to BKSV and HBM customers.”


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