Company History (Overview)

In 1992 Brüel & Kjær was sold to AGIV (a German holding company), and split into a number of separate companies:

* Brüel & Kjær Sound and Vibration Measurement A/S (the core sound and vibration market)
* Brüel & Kjær Vibro (machinery condition monitoring)
* B-K Medical (ultrasonic medical diagnostic instruments)
* Innova Air Tech Instruments A/S (gas analysis instrumentation)
* Danish Pro Audio (studio microphones)

After the division of the company, a number of former employees left to form G.R.A.S. Sound and Vibration. AGIV included the Brüel & Kjær split companies within its Spectris Division, which comprised Brüel & Kjær, Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH (HBM), and BTG Instruments GmbH. In July 2000, the Spectris Division was sold to Fairey Group Ltd. (a British Company), and in May 2001, Fairey Group changed its name to Spectris Plc.

Brüel & Kjær acquired LDS Test & Measurement in January 2009,[22] and, in February 2009, acquired Lochard Ltd.[23]

Brüel & Kjær to Danish Pro Audio

Although DPA has technically only been in existence since 1992, our company draws on more than five decades of world-class microphone design experience going back to the first range of measurement microphones created by our progenitor, Brüel & Kjær, in the 1950s.

Over the years, we have expanded from a tiny initial staff of only two people to well over 100 and are now represented by professional audio distributors and dealers in more than 40 countries around the world. In the past five years alone, we have experienced an average annual growth of 25 percent, and, in 2007, were presented with the prestigious King Frederik IX’s award for outstanding contribution to Danish export.

We take no shortcuts in our design processes nor make any compromises in our manufacturing, which is all done in Denmark. As a result, our products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, superb specifications, supreme reliability

References:                Wikipedia - B&K                         About DPA                           B&      


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