Quality Management

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.

Certification and Accreditation

Certification for Hottinger Brüel & Kjaer GmbH (formerly Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH), Darmstadt (Germany)

Quality Management System, ISO 9001: DQS-000001

Environmental Management System, ISO 14001 : DQS-000001

Energy Management System, ISO50001: DQS-00001

Quality Management System, 2014/34/EU (ATEX): BVS 21 ATEX ZQS/E124

Quality Assurance of the Production Process ATEX: PTB 05 ATEX Q005-6

Verified Conformity Assessment Program (VCAP, NTEP/NCWM), NQA Certificate: 13673

Manufacturer and Welding Shop acc. to AD 2000-Code

Inspection of the welding quality requirements according ISO 3834

Quality Assessment Report Summary IECEX: DE/PTB/QAR14.0003/03

Certification for Hottinger Bruel & Kjaer UK Ltd. (formerly HBM United Kingdom Ltd.), Millbrook (UK)

Quality Management System, ISO 9001: DQS-000001

Prenscia development ISO 9001:2015 certification (for Prenscia brand - ReliaSoft and nCode)

Certification for Hottinger Bruel & Kjaer Inc. (formerly Hottinger Baldwin Measurements, Inc.), Marlboro (USA)

Quality Management System, ISO 9001: NQA-10142

Certification for Hottinger Bruel & Kjaer Co.,Ltd. (formerly Hottinger Baldwin Measurement (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.) (China)

Quality Management System, ISO 9001: TÜV-Rheinland-98431

Quality Management System, ISO 14001: TÜV-Rheinland-98431

Certification for Hottinger Bruel & Kjær Norway AS (formerly HBM Norge AS)

Quality Management System ISO 9001: DQS-000001

Certification for HBK FiberSensing, S.A. (formerly HBM FiberSensing, S.A.), Oporto (Portugal)

Quality Management System, ISO 9001: PT-2010/CEP.3611

Quality Management System, 2014/34/EU (ATEX): BVS 17 ATEX ZQS/E414


Calibration Laboratory, ISO 17025: D-K-12029

Test Laboratory for EMC, ISO 17025: D-PL-12029-01

List of accredited activities conducted under the flexible scope of the EMC laboratory

HBM's environmental policy

HBM realized early on that the environmental impact of its high-quality products would require comprehensive consideration. By 1996, the measures implemented by the company resulted in the certification of HBM's Environmental Management System in compliance with ISO 14001 (see also information on Certification and Accreditation).

See the statement on HBM's environmental policy (pdf)

The ongoing introduction of EU directives, and their implementation in the form of laws, regulations, etc. on a national level, involve extensive responsibilities for the adaptation of products to changing requirements.

At HBM, we consider this a challenge which will ultimately benefit our customers and the environment alike. Consequently, in almost all cases, our products comply with these requirements well before compliance becomes legally binding.

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