Leosphere - a Vaisala company

LEOSPHERE, founded in 2004, and its subsidiary Avent Lidar Technology are world leaders in ground-based and nacelle-mounted LIDAR (Light Dectection And Ranging) for atmospheric observation. The companies design, develop, manufacture, sell and service new turnkey remote-sensing instruments allowing wind measurement and aerosol characterization. LEOSPHERE has deployed several hundreds of LIDARs throughout the world in severe environments with the same concern of reliability, accuracy, return on investment, and dedication to atmospheric hazards control. We also provide tests, delivery, training, warranty, maintenance of all equipment and customer’s assistance.

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14-16 rue Jean Rostand , Orsay , 91400 France

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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Meteorological Monitoring
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
2004

LEOSPHERE, founded in 2004, and its subsidiary Avent Lidar Technology are world leaders in ground-based and nacelle-mounted LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) for atmospheric observation. The companies design, develop, manufacture, sell and service new turnkey remote-sensing instruments allowing wind measurement and aerosol characterization.

LEOSPHERE has deployed several hundreds of LIDARs throughout the world in severe environments with the same concern of reliability, accuracy, return on investment, and dedication to atmospheric hazards control. We also provide tests, delivery, training, warranty, maintenance of all equipment and customer’s assistance.

Avent Lidar Technology develops, manufactures and sells wind turbine-mounted LIDARs. Its mission is to help the wind industry use high-potential LIDAR technology to extend the reliability and optimize the performance of wind turbines and wind farms.

  • 800 Lidars sold in more than 50 countries
  • 100 people
  • 20% R&D Expenses
  • Corporate independency: owned by founders & managers
  • Worldwide network of service providers
  • 20 M€ revenue in 2016

Our mission is to design the innovations allowing to harness the atmosphere and guard against its hazards by providing reliable and accurate diagnostic, management and decision support solutions.

Right from the start, Leosphere has developed, produced and commercialized remote wind and aerosol measurement instruments using Lidar technology, as well as associated software for real-time collection and delivery of atmospheric data observed.

With the help of our scientific staff and technical experts, Leosphere is constantly seeking new innovations in order to harvest the bankable wind and atmospheric data.

Our customers are as well national weather services/agencies, climate research institutes, universities than wind developers, wind turbine manufacturers, utilities, consultants, aviation authorities aiport meteorological offices, air quality agencies, mining industry players and oil & gas service providers from all over the world. Leophere and Avent Lidar Technology (in Wind Power) offer the widest Lidar range in the industry.

Leosphere group has been supplying Lidars to the key players of the industry, in every market segments :

  • Wind Power
  • Aviation Weather
  • Weather & Climate
  • Air Quality and Industrial Risk

Our quality policy is to meet customer expectation in terms of innovation, performance, high metrological precision, reliability and quality of service ensuring best in class operational continuity and to communicate it to Leosphere staff.

Innovation and industrial responsibility generate a permanent evolution of our products but also requires stabilization and securing our core processes.This means agility on one hand and strong attention to conformity on another hand.

To achieve this, we strongly believe that quality policy has to be based on participative work and empowerment to allow permanent improvement of performance and quality measurement, corrective actions and decision making process.

Quality process is introduced to the team as a way to safely and quickly continue product development and innovation and with the aim of achieving and enhancing customer satisfaction.

It starts each year by reminding company vision and common values before building the objectives. A global assessment of previous year performance is done in detail for each process allowing common understanding of our strength and weaknesses to set up the progress plan. Strategic objectives of the coming year are defined by the Top Management. This leads to a participative construction of operational objectives for each department in terms of performance and quality.

These objectives are then declined individually by the management in order to make sure that each employee has a good understanding of its own contribution to the company’s objectives and customer satisfaction.

The management is requiered to be an active and open relay of company policy and good listener and help in case of difficulty reported by the staff as well as a decision maker. We make sure that performance and quality monitoring is imbedded in the regular operational management cycles of all processes. Board of Director controls and decides actively through weekly meetings to ensure permanent availability of necessary resources.

Objectives review and process performance are managed within formal Boards of Directors and Quality review. We also want to make sure that no accident happens to anybody on the work place and have put in place a dedicated team with a clear action plan to reduce risk at the minimum. A dedicated safety manager conducts this action plan.

We respect all contractual, regulatory and legal obligations required within our markets.