In July 2016, PCB Piezotronics Inc. (Depew, USA) was purchased by the MTS Systems Corporation (Eden Prairie, USA). “Through the acquisition of PCB®, we strengthen our leading position in the sensor and test segment. We have expanded our offerings to customers considerably”, says Jeffrey Graves, president and CEO of MTS Systems.

MTS Systems Corporation is a leading global supplier of high-performance test equipment and sensors. With its engineering expertise, unrivalled quality products and commitment to delivering total customer satisfaction, MTS Systems Corporation supports customers worldwide in getting their products to market faster and improving operational efficiencies.

MTS Sensors has been a leading manufacturer of magnetostrictive sensors via its Temposonics® technology for more than 40 years. These sensors permit high-precision and dynamic position and/or speed measurement in state-of-the-art automation and safety-relevant applications. With a versatile and ever increasing product portfolio, MTS Sensors closely cooperates with customers to optimize performance and reduce downtime. Outstanding quality associated with practical know-how ensures that customers achieve utmost productivity and success. Continuous research, development and production of sensor systems constantly enable new solutions for making measurements in the industrial, mobile hydraulics as well as process technology fields. It is not by chance that the research and development department is the largest team at MTS Sensors.

“With the acquisition of PCB®, we will enlarge and expand our sensor and measurement instrumentation portfolio”, states Dave Hore, president of the expanded MTS Sensors Division.

PCB Piezotronics Inc. is a designer, manufacturer, and global supplier of accelerometers, microphones, force, torque, load, strain, and pressure sensors, as well as the pioneer of ICP® technology.This instrumentation is used by design engineers and predictive maintenance professionals worldwide for test, measurement, monitoring, and control requirements in automotive, aerospace, industrial, R&D, military, educational, commercial, OEM applications, and more. With more than 1000 employees worldwide, the company provides 24/7 application engineering support to customers worldwide. A milestone in PCB® history was the development of the ICP® technology, i.e. the integration of amplifier electronics into the sensor housing. This technology has remained state-of-the-art in the field of piezoelectric sensors up to the present day. PCB® specialists’ comprehensive expertise and individualized customer advice are cornerstones of this success. The enterprise is committed to total customer satisfaction, a motto which is turned into an everyday passionate practice by employees. This development is supported by open teamwork, flat hierarchies and a working atmosphere that promotes ideas and personal dedication.

The acquisition will continue MTS’ and PCB’s long history of growth. Our customers benefit from an extended, complementary product portfolio, while relying on the unwavering competence and diligence of our support team. MTS Sensors has 1450 employees worldwide: A STRONGER GLOBAL TEAM.