Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH

Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH

HBM is a global market leader in test and measurement technologies, whose products and solutions stand for excellence and precision. HBM operates 28 sales locations and is represented in a further 40 countries worldwide. R&D and production facilities are located in Germany, USA, China and Portugal.

HBM Test and Measurement – At a Glance

About Us

Founded in 1950, HBM is a global market leader in test and measurement technologies, whose brand stands for excellence and precision. Its products and solutions cover the entire measurement chain for an extensive range of measurement applications in many industries.

The company guarantees maximum accuracy of measurement results and optimization of the complete product life cycle: from the development through the testing stages, as well as in manufacturing and production in every branch of engineering and industry.


HBM’s product range covers transducers, measuring amplifiers, strain gauges, optical sensors and data acquisition systems, as well as test and analysis software.

Furthermore, HBM grants worldwide access to resources, allowing for the design, development and production of customized solutions, such as hybrid solutions of electrical and optical instruments for monitoring applications.

If needed, a global service team carries out the on-site installation of test and measuring equipment, contract measurements, calibrations and trainings.

Sales Network

The HBM sales network supports customers throughout the world. HBM has several local sales offices in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. HBM employs a total of 1,800 staff worldwide at its 28 sales locations in Europe, the Americas and Asia. In another 40 countries, HBM products are available through exclusive representatives.

HBM Headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany
HBM Headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany

Research, Development, Production

HBM has development and production sites in Darmstadt (headquarters in Germany), Marlborough (USA), Suzhou (China) and Maia (Portugal).

HBM was the first company in Germany to be certified to the ISO9001 quality standard back in 1986. HBM's environmental management system has been certified to ISO14001 since 1996.

HBM is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Spectris plc, a group specialized in precision instrumentation and electronic controls.

HBM FiberSensing, optical business unit, in Portugal
HBM FiberSensing, optical business unit, in Portugal


HBM or its parent company Spectris plc has acquired several companies from the field of test and measurement technology and software and thus complemented its product portfolio over the last years. This includes:

  • HBM FiberSensing (sensors and interrogators based on the optical fiber Bragg grating technology)
  • HBM Prenscia (analysis software for fatigue and durability tests)
  • HBM Somat (ultra-rugged data acquisition systems)
  • LDS/Genesis High Speed (data acquisition systems with very high sample rates)
  • HBM ReliaSoft (software for reliability engineering).

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Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH

Contact Information

Address: HBM Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik
Im Tiefen See 45
64293 Darmstadt
Phone: +49 (0)6151 / 8 03-0
Fax: +49 (0)6151 / 8 03-91 00
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