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.
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), Champaign (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 a wholly-owned subsidiary of Spectris plc, a group specialized in precision instrumentation and electronic controls.
The name HBM stands for reliability, precision and security in measurement technology. The high standard we demand of our products also needs to be met by all our activities as a company.
All HBM employees are expected to uphold the values of honesty and integrity in all their activities. The ethical standards to be met are set out by our holding company in the Spectris plc Code of Business Ethics that have been integrated in and amended by the Corporate Values and Principles of the HBM group.
The Spectris plc Code of Business Ethics includes the basic principles oriented to international standards and conventions and to be adhered to by all employees of the group - including HBM. A comprehensive training program for all employees and regular refresher trainings shall help to ensure that we follow those principals, act ethically correct and uphold our values when making decisions.
Honesty & Integrity
Reliability & Accuracy
... are the values that determine our activities as a company.
As an international company group spread over the globe it’s a particular obligation to advocate for consistent standards. Hence the stipulations of Spectris plc and our Corporate Values and Principles naturally also cover requirements regarding
Health and Safety,Environment, and Human Rights.
In addition the elements of Corporate Social Responsibility are integrated in our extensive system of principals, regulations and standards that we are practising since many years.
A printed copy of the Code of Business Ethics can be sent to you on demand.
HBM is also committed to Human Rights and decent working conditions in its supply chain. An audit programme based on SA8000 is applied to all significant suppliers located in lower cost manufacturing areas in order to provide assurance in this respect. Further details can be found in the annual report of our parent company, Spectris plc.
As a market leader in test and measurement and weighing technology, HBM is closely associated with leading international organizations and associations. Furthermore, HBM is represented in many international commissions defining the international measurement standards.
As the first German company having been certified to ISO 9001 (in 1986), HBM has always developed its products in line with international quality standards.
In 1977, the HBM calibration laboratory was the first in Germany to be accredited by DKD (German Calibration Service, today: DAkkS). HBM calibrates measuring instruments for different measurement quantities to customer order, guaranteeing traceability as required by ISO 9001.
In 1991, the HBM Test Laboratory for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) was one of the first to be accredited in Germany. Alongside testing HBM's own products, the laboratory offers its services externally to customers, such as accomplishing the required tests to obtain CE certification.
HBM's environmental management system has been certified to ISO 14001 since 1996. This underlines the company's achievement and continued determination to act in an environmentally responsible way.
In May 2015, HBM's energy management system was certified to ISO 50001.