Observator Instruments

Observator develops and delivers sensors, services and turn-key systems for meteorological and hydrological monitoring. Deliveries can range from a single sensor to the installation of an integrated system of meteorological or hydrological measurement stations including telemetry and data processing. Our product range includes: anemometers, wind systems, helideck monitoring systems, rain gauges, weather monitoring systems, road condition sensors, water level & quality sensors, data buoys and many more. Observator houses an R&D department, production & assembly facilities, a calibration lab, a service team and a sales team. The internationally operating Observator has a world-wide network of resellers, who provide the first-line local support.

Company details

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing - Meteorological Monitoring
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Beside these instruments, Observator offers data presentation solutions including a complete display line (wind and weather displays) and software packages to collect and display data. With this software you can access the data whenever you want, wherever you are.

The sensors and systems are often used within marine, offshore, wind farms, water management, dredging, industrial, airports, harbours, research and a lot of other applications.

In 1924 a few men began supplying instrumentation to the marine industry. Their business, known as “De Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Instrumentenfabriek Observator N.V.”, was located in a small office near the harbor in Rotterdam.

Product range
We started our product range with the development of manometers and dial thermometers. In the 50s our product range expanded with optical components for nautical devices and in the 60s Observator became a representive of Airflow instruments. This gave us an important role in the air technology market.

In the eighties we started our meteorological and hydrological division, with the development of the Obsermet product line (anemometers, rain gauges, data loggers, displays, etc) and the start of the water level meter with a counter weight and float. In the years following, the meteorological and hydrological products took a more prominent place within Observator.

Since 15 years, the meteorological and hydrological markets are the core markets of Observator Instruments. Nowadays Observator Vision focusses on window wipers and sunscreens with a large customer base in the marine market. Observator Precisietechniek has been the main producer in optical and fine mechanical products for Observator Group. Apart form that, the company became an independent supplier to other high end industries.

Since 1924 Observator has evolved to be trend-setting supplier and developer in a wide variety of industries. Observator Group provides instruments for meteorological and hydrological solutions, process monitoring, air and climate technology. Observator Group is also specialized in window wipers, sunscreens and high precision mechanical production

Where we started with development of single instruments and components for the maritime market in The Netherlands, we are now able to develop and supply complete turn-key systems for various markets and applications world-wide.

Originating from the Netherlands, we have a large customer base in our homeland. Observator has also grown into an internationally oriented company with offices in the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, Singapore, United Kingdom and Greece and via our worldwide distribution network. We are able to support our customers to the maximum.