LONDON Rohde & Schwarz has taken over Hameg in a deal which should leave all jobs and the development, production and sales functions at Hameg intact.
The purchase expands Rohde & Schwarz's product portfolio in the lower price segment. For almost 50 Hameg has been synonymous with a range of inexpensive and reliable electronic measuring instruments. Hameg will retain its brand name as an independent subsidiary.
Rohde & Schwarz will absorb all Hameg employees at the Mainhausen, Chemnitz and Munchenbernsdorf locations. The sales office in France will also carry on with its operations.
Roland Steffen, head of the test and measurement division at Rohde & Schwarz, said, “The purchase of Hameg expands our maneuverability in the lower price segment. In the past decades, Hameg has established extensive capabilities in the areas of development, production and sales. We will rely on these capabilities to maximize synergy with the parent company.”
Karl Hartmann, Hameg's former owner who formed the company in 1957 by developing, building selling a 5MHz mono channel oscilloscope on his own. Hartmann said, “Rohde & Schwarz embodies the best-owner principle. A sustained corporate policy and the preservation of know-how will ensure Hameg’s continued existence.”