OTT Hydromet helps water resource professionals generate reliable data throughout the entire water cycle. We go beyond simply providing solutions by partnering with our customers in designing effective answers to the challenges they encounter in their vital role of monitoring the world’s water and surface weather. Proudly formed from five separate companies (OTT, Hydrolab, ADCON Telemetry, Sutron and Lufft), OTT Hydromet offers the combined strength and expertise of leaders in the water quality, quantity, surface weather and telemetry fields and over 200 years of combined experience in environmental measurement.

Company details

Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing - Water Monitoring and Testing
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1873
Employees:
101-1000
Turnover:
10,000,000 - 100,000,000 €

OTT Hydromet helps water resource professionals generate reliable data throughout the entire water cycle. We go beyond simply providing solutions by partnering with our customers in designing effective answers to the challenges they encounter in their vital role of monitoring the world’s water and surface weather.

Proudly formed from five separate companies (OTT, Hydrolab, ADCON Telemetry, Sutron and Lufft), OTT Hydromet offers the combined strength and expertise of leaders in the water quality, quantity, surface weather and telemetry fields and over 200 years of combined experience in environmental measurement.

The history of our company is a history of novelties. In 1873, Albert OTT founded his 'Mathematical-Mechanical Institute A.OTT'. His first measuring instrument, a Current Meter from the year 1875, already set a standard. In the following more than 130 years, OTT has become Europa's largest manufacturer of complete hydrometric systems. The 'classical' OTT instruments like Current Meters or Water Level Recorders are still being world-wide references because of their outstanding quality and precision. The OTT Universal Current Meter C31 is known by hydrologists in the whole world as the measuring instrument for flow measurement. Since the begining of the sixties we have made ourselves a name and were established as market leaders for innovative and user-friendly solutions in the field of electronical water level monitoring, data collection and transmission.

Our vision

Designing answers that go beyond the expectations of Hydromet professionals to support them in caring for the world's water and surface weather.

Four core values define our endeavour to translate this vision into reality

  • quality
  • close contact to customer - voice of the customer
  • continuous endeavour to improve things
  • innovation

Quality

Quality with all its meanings is our top priority. For more than 130 years, the name of OTT has stood for outstanding and innovative high-quality products. This claim is still valid today, like it was established by Albert Ott more than 130 years ago. Of course, we have got ISO 9000 certification and we demand the same from our suppliers. Quality in development: constant comparison of results with customer requirements. Final beta tests carried out by customers are the last milestone before the instruments are launched. Quality in manufacturing: Each measuring instrument is being examined and checked individually. Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) Protocols confirm our customers that the instruments have left our company in perfect condition. Quality in service: Our experienced indoor sales and field service staff elaborate solutions in close cooperation with our customers.

Close contact to customer

We gather wishes and proposals of our customers on site. Based upon that, we develop systems with latest technologies that meet the requirements of the customer. For, we don't manufacture the instruments for us - but for our customers. Voice of the Customer 'VOC' is a decisive element for the development of products. 'Think Global - Act Local“ is not an advertising slogan for us, but reality. We are represented in all strategic markets by an OTT subsidiary or by a well-trained partner so that we can act as close as possible and offer assistance in the realisation of the solutions delivered.

Continuous endeavour to improve things - Kaizen

All in-house processes and all products are being analysed permanently and possible improvements are being searched. 'Kaizen“ is a concept that is being lived by us – to our benefit and to the benefit of our customers. It is our aim to optimise our processes so that we can react in an optimal and quick way to customer demands.

Innovation

The search for new measuring principles and their application due to the demands of water resources management are an important part of our philosophy to act successfully and to the entire satisfaction of our customers. Innovations improve the efficiency of the offered solutions and always show our customers new ideas to meet the requirements of the present time successfully.