Aanderaa Data Instruments - part of Xylem Analytics

Aanderaa Data Instruments develops, manufactures and markets oceanographic and meteorological instruments and special systems for collecting environmental data. Data can be stored internally in a highly protected memory or transferred in real-time via cable, VHF/UHF radio, satellite, modem or GSM. vast area of applications including ocean research and coastal research, vessel traffic systems in ports and harbours, offshore surveying, fish farming, Hydrography as well as fresh water monitoring (including waste water) and weather monitoring including monitoring road conditions.

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P.O.Box 34 Sl├ątthaug , Bergen , N-5851 Norway

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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing - Water Monitoring and Testing
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
$10,000,000 US - $100,000,000 US

Aanderaa Data Instruments AS (AADI), headquartered in Bergen, Norway, designs, manufactures and sells sensors, instruments and systems for measuring and monitoring in demanding environments. We export more than 80% of our products and services around the world, and we are an international market leader in several of our product areas.
Our main market areas are Marine Transportation, Oil and Gas, Aquaculture, Environmental Research, Road and Traffic and Construction.
We are dedicated to find reliable and long lasting solutions for our customers and we are working hard for a safer environment by measuring the processes in our industries and in the nature around us.
AADI with more than 40 years experience in serving the industry and the scientific research markets have recently obtained a technology breakthrough in commercially available Remote Underwater Observation Systems.  Our new Seaguard Host and an expanding line of distributed Smart Sensor technology, as well as our new AADI Real-Time Communication System,  marks a turning point in distributed instrumentation for underwater and atmospheric measurements of Hydro Acoustic, Electro-Optical, Electro-Chemical, Pressure, Temperature, Meteorological data in observing networks and self-contained instrumentation.

AADI is known for its ability to develop uncompromising state-of-the-art instrumentation that is both reliable and robust for long term observations of the marine environment. We are a trusted source to many Oceanographic Institutes, Universities, Geophysical Surveyors, Navies, Offshore Oil & Gas E&P Companies, Drilling Companies, Port & Harbour Authorities, Government Agencies, Water Authorities, and Electric Power Utilities internationally.
AADI is ISO 9001:2008 certified and has currently over 100 highly skilled employees working in our facilities, incl. engineering, manufacturing, calibration and test areas. In-house expertise includes instrument technicians, scientists, engineers, sales, marketing and support personnel.  We have operational and administrative offices strategically placed in Norway, the US and Spain, as well as representation via agents in 40 different countries. Hence, we are ideally positioned to meet the needs of our clients and provide world-class product and services with the highest levels of quality and safety.

1.  What we passionately burn for

  • We believe in accurate information for better understanding and right decision-making.
  • We strive to set high standards and to implement high quality and reliable solutions in all our products and systems.
  • We push for continuous improvements in our products and in our performance.

2.  Whom we serve

  • We basically live on trust from our customers.
  • We shall serve our customers with the best long term solutions that give customer satisfaction and which can carry the cost of our operations.
  • We shall earn respect in society by committing ourselves to high ethical business standards.

3. Environmental imperative

  • We believe in improving and protecting the environment by measuring the processes in our industries and in the nature around us, so we can control our actions and become aware of the consequences of our activities.

4. Value based culture

  • We believe in responsible people.
  • We believe in mutual respect and openness.
  • We believe in mixing creative and analytical minds for continuous learning.
  • We believe in strong teams with focus on our objectives.

1. Profit

We recognize that profit is the best single measure and the ultimate source of our corporate strength. We shall continuously search for the preferred profit pr. unit measurement that give the best market feedback. We shall attempt to achieve the maximum possible profit consistent with our other objectives.

2. Customers

We shall strive for continual improvements in the quality, usefulness,. and value of the products and services we offer our customers.. Within our fields of interest and limited resources we shall find. the best solutions.

3. Field of interest

We shall concentrate our efforts and continually seeking new opportunities for growth. We shall limit our involvement to fields in which we have capability and can make a contribution, i.e. concentrate on what we have a passion for and where we can compete with the best in the world.

4. Growth

We shall emphasize growth as a measure of strength, a test on strategy and priorities, and a requirement for survival. We shall focus on having sufficient margins in our products so we can reinvest in growth potentials.

5. Employees

We shall provide interesting employment opportunities for people that prefer personal responsibility and like to stretch for ambitious targets. We shall provide for them job security based on performance, and to provide the opportunity for personal development through working for common goals.

6. Organization

We shall maintain a learning organizational environment that foster team work, individual motivation, initiative and creativity, and a high degree of freedom in working towards established objectives and goals. The organization shall seek the true facts, regardless of the consequences.

We emphasis on continuous improvement in our performance and strive providing a safer workplace, less environmental impact and an enhanced quality service for our clients.

The health and well being of all employees is of fundamental importance, and we have several definite activities to ensure and contribute to a good working environment.

AADI has an employee health service program that shall contribute to increase job satisfaction and productivity. The health service company will be a support and adviser for us in issues related to health, environment and safety.

We strive to prevent accidents and all our employees work determined with continuous improvements to create a claim-free workplace. All our activities shall be performed through careful and systematic planning, and focus on safety is a daily activity.

We believe in improving and protecting the environment by measuring the processes in our industries and in the nature around us, so we can control our actions and become aware of the consequences of our activities.

AADI also wants to stimulate to an intern atmosphere with focus on quality and customer satisfaction. Through our TPM-program, AADI wish that our employees influence their own workplace in a higher degree.

AADI strive to set high standards and to implement high quality and reliable solutions in all our products and systems. In addition we want to continuously improve and simplify all of our business processes.

Customer satisfaction is fundamental to our business. AADI adheres to the ISO 9001 standard to meet the quality requirements of our customers. For some of our products we are also ATEX-certified.