B&K Precision Corporation
For more than 60 years, B&K Precision Corporation has been building a reputation for excellence in the design and manufacture of reliable and cost-effective test and measurement instruments. The company’s products are used in a wide range of applications including design, research and development, production line testing, industrial maintenance, and electronic field service. B&K Precision test and measurement instruments are standard equipment in a large number of universities and technical schools which train future engineers and technicians. B&K Precision was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Yorba Linda, California.
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- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Monitoring and Testing
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Since 1951 the B&K Precision name has represented quality, consistency, and value. We take pride in supplying outstanding products and excellent service at fair prices. Full certification by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 9001:2008) reflects our commitment to excellence. Our mission is to maintain the standards that have built our reputation, develop new products to meet advancing needs, and continue providing the products and service our customers have come to trust.
We stand behind every product we ship. Our warranties are valid worldwide, and we provide global service and support to guarantee your satisfaction. Our offices in North America, Europe, and Asia work with an international network of authorized distributors to ensure prompt delivery and excellent customer support.
B&K Precision engineers design and use the equipment we make, so we have a personal commitment to crafting well-designed products that deliver the results you need quickly and accurately. Our engineering and design teams constantly work to improve our current product families and develop new products to meet the industry's ever-changing demands.
B&K offers a complete range of general testing and measurement instruments. Our core products include power supplies and DC electronic loads, signal generators (especially function and arbitrary generators), component testers, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, and multimeters. We provide a full complement of device programmers, video and cable testers, electrical and battery testers, and environmental testers. We also produce a comprehensive array of probes, leads, adapters, and additional accessories that make testing easier.
Our products are backed by warranties covering parts and labor, effective worldwide. Our in-house technicians work directly with you to provide any necessary calibrations or repairs, ensuring optimum performance.
B&K Precision helped pioneer the electronic testing industry, and like so many early electronics firms, B&K started in a garage. By 1948, when Americans had begun buying televisions in large numbers, Chicago entrepreneur Carl Korn and his partner Philip Ban responded to the need for maintenance of often-unreliable sets. Frustrated by a lack of equipment to easily test television components, Ban and Korn began making their own devices and opened Central Television Service Company. They soon had a thriving business selling CRT rejuvenators and vacuum tube testers to other television service shops. By 1951, Korn had developed what would become B&K Precision into a company that had branched out into other areas of electronic testing and measurement. B&K engineers broke new ground, earning several patents in the field of television test equipment, and rapidly pushing the company to become a worldwide leader in electronic measurement.
In 1961, Carl Korn placed B&K Precision under an umbrella corporation, Dynascan, comprising a variety of electronics firms. One of those companies, Cobra Electronics, came to dominate the Citizen's Band (CB) radio phenomenon. Choosing to focus on radios, Korn sold B&K Precision. Through an ensuing series of ownership transitions B&K continued to produce high-quality testing and measurement products.
In 1996, engineer Victor Tolan, headed up a new ownership team for B&K Precision that launched a greatly expanded product line. The company also expanded upon its American base to better serve international customers. Company headquarters moved to southern California to provide improved service to Asia. In 2004 B&K expanded its presence in Europe through the acquisition of Sefram Instruments to better meet customer needs in the region.
B&K Precision has come a long way from its days in Carl Korn's garage, but holds fast to the business ideals of innovation, flexibility, and solid customer service that have guided us from our humble beginnings in America, while reaching out to embrace the rapidly expanding global marketplace. We now provide service and support on four continents, and our design team draws upon resources in places as wide-ranging as Romania, Israel, and Taiwan.
Our European customers have become most familiar with B&K through our Sefram subsidiary. Sefram's offices in St. Etienne, France currently support customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Support & Service
At B&K Precision, we're committed to providing excellent product support and customer service to both current and future users of our products, and strive to continuously improve our operations. We're regularly upgrading our existing capabilities and services, and adding new methods of support to meet the changing needs of our valued customers.
If you need help with an instrument youve already purchased, we are here to assist you with product setup, usage or troubleshooting. You can find additional support by browsing our knowledge base or you can contact us directly via email or phone, which are answered in a timely manner by a qualified engineer.
View this page for the range of available calibration and repair options.
We make every attempt to support our customers even long after a product has been discontinued. Our goal is to service and repair B&K products up to 7 years after their obsolescence date, provided spare parts are still available. In many cases, we provide user manuals, calibration procedures, spare parts and schematics for selected discontinued products well beyond the 7-year period.