Casella CEL Inc.

Casella CEL Inc.

Casella is dedicated to reducing occupational and environmental health risks through effective monitoring solutions. Casella prides itself on providing precision instrumentation since 1799, supplying eminent figures including David Livingstone and Charles Darwin with instrumentation for exploration and scientific work. Casella offer smart and easy to use solutions for monitoring noise, dust and vibration. Our continuing innovation and training support ensure the next generation have the latest technology and expertise to aid health risk measurement.

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415 Lawrence Bell Drive, Unit 4 , Buffalo , New York 14221 USA
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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Environmental Monitoring
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Casella’s noise and dust monitors are the devices health professionals, hygienists and site operators rely upon. From wireless real-time monitoring to intrinsically safe wearable devices, Casella's easy to use, rugged instruments provide accurate data to aid decision making and compliance.

Casella CEL Inc. is the US based descendant of a uniquely British maker of Instruments and other Scientific Apparatus - with an amazing history spanning four centuries!

Cesare Tagliabue first established a company in London in 1799 to manufacture scientific apparatus during the reign of King George III. Not long after, Louis Pascal Casella joined him in partnership and the Casella company name was born. In the early years, products designed and built by Casella and exported worldwide included navigation/exploration and photographic devices, as well as meteorological and medical research instruments. Some early customers included Charles Darwin and Dr. Stanley Livingstone who relied on their durable and accurate Casella products to carry them safely as they embarked on discovering remote new regions, cultures and species.

Casella in the 19th Century

During the 19th century Casella continued to grow and innovate, and exhibited instruments including theodolites and surveying equipment at the first 'Great Exhibition' held at the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park (London) in 1851.
An example of a Casella 'Travellers' Transit Theodolite' field unit is illustrated here. Theodolite
These were used by the British Admiralty and the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey in the 1880's for surveying and navigation purposes. Further details are found through this link to the Smithsonian Museum.

The theodolite shown here was still being manufactured and used around the world well into the 1930's.

In the latter half of the 1900’s, Casella became more involved in the growing field of Industrial Hygiene by inventing one of the world’s first Personal Air Sampling Pumps in 1952. Personal Sampling pumps were developed to collect a physical sample of airborne contaminants that could be harmful if inhaled by workers, and were first used in coal mines and other extreme working environments. The descendant of this groundbreaking technology - the Casella Tuff™ pump - carries on a long legacy of extreme durability, high accuracy and excellent build quality that established Casella as the premier manufacturer that it remains to this day. 

CEL Instruments and Casella

CEL has been recognized as a world leader in easy to use, powerful noise monitors and sound level meters of all kinds since its inception in Hitchin, England in 1972. CEL developed some of the world’s most powerful and innovative sound analyzers and rugged personal noise dosimeters throughout the last three decades of the 1900’s. Having established a physical US presence in the 1980’s, CEL noise measurement instrumentation has been widely adopted throughout North America for a wide variety of applications including Industrial Hygiene / Hearing Conservation and Environmental / Community noise monitoring. CEL Ltd. became part of Casella Measurement Ltd. in 1998 and has continued to innovate and prosper as a vital part of the consolidated Casella operations in Bedford, England.

Casella CEL and Casella Measurement are subsidiaries of IDEAL Industries, Inc.

In 2006, Casella UK and Casella US operations were acquired by IDEAL Industries, Inc. of Sycamore, Illinois. With a long successful history of its own, IDEAL Industries has been a worldwide leader in electrical connectors, test equipment, hand tools and advanced instrumentation for a wide variety of applications. In addition to Casella, other well-known brands within the IDEAL family include SK Hand Tools, Anderson Power Products and Trend Communications. All of these operating companies share the goal of providing great service and honest value – or, as stated by the words of J Walter Becker, founder of IDEAL Industries: 'An IDEAL product will provide a value greater than the price paid for it. Service is a part of the product.'
Box Theodolite

Consider Casella:

As evidenced here, Casella & CEL each have a long history of providing high quality, easy to use instruments for occupational and environmental monitoring applications. We are committed to providing you with great value, durable products and technical support that are second to none. You should “Consider Casella” whenever you need to measure dust, noise, heat stress and other occupational and environmental hazards - you’ll be glad you did!