Production processes are becoming ever more complex. So it’s really important that the measurement technology used to control and monitor the processes is all the more understandable and intuitive. VEGA has set itself the goal of developing innovative measurement technology that is easy to install and operate and offers maximum safety and reliability.

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Monitoring and Testing
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Globally (various continents)
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For over 60 years, VEGA Americas, Inc. (formerly Ohmart/VEGA Corporation) has provided industry-leading products for the measurement of level, density, weight, and pressure. The company's enduring mission is 'to deliver innovation measurement solutions worldwide.' A global corporation located in Cincinnati, Ohio, VEGA Americas combines manufacturing, distribution, and service for products that represent the most sophisticated process measurement technologies anywhere in the world.

The inventor of the modern nuclear-based measurement system and the first to introduce two-wire, loop-powered radar, VEGA has a strong tradition of product development and improvement. Innovations including FiberFlex, the world’s first flexible nuclear detector; plics©, a complete concept in Instrumentation; and ProTrac, a revolutionary change to nuclear gauging, continue this tradition.

Our full product line of level, density, weight, and pressure measurement solutions allows us to provide one of the most complete ranges of measurement solutions in the industry. We are proud to apply our products and solutions to serve a wide variety of industries, including energy, petrochemical, chemical, oil and gas, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, mining, plastics, food and beverage, bulk solids, and water and wastewater.

We believe that future of instrumentation lies in the ability to produce high quality, innovative products that keep pace with technology, and provide service and value to our customers.

As an important supplier in the process industry since 1950, VEGA Americas, Inc. has always stood for innovative measurement technology. In 2011, the Cincinnati, Ohio based company was acquired by VEGA Grieshaber KG, a leading process instrumentation company based in Germany.

The story of VEGA shows how two established companies can combine their strengths to achieve international success and open up new markets.

On one hand, there's VEGA Americas, Inc.: Philip Ohmart founded the company in Cincinnati in 1950, under his own name. 'Ohmart' was soon considered the specialist in radiation-based instrumentation for level and density measurement in America.

Thousands of kilometers away in Germany, in 1959, Bruno Grieshaber also founded an innovative measurement technology company: VEGA Grieshaber KG. Within just a few years, this Black Forest company began specializing in the development and production of sensors for measurement of level, point level, and pressure. VEGA placed great emphasis on developing and improving different measuring techniques and has widely been considered the global technology leader in the area of radar since 1997.

It was around this time that the partnership between the two companies began. Ohmart started manufacturing VEGA licensed products in North America in order to offer its customers the benefits of many measuring principles. In turn, VEGA benefited from Ohmart's expertise in radiation-based technology.

In 1999, the German company acquired a 50 percent stake in its American partner, who then changed its name to Ohmart/VEGA. Over ten years later, Ohmart became a 100 percent subsidiary of VEGA via purchase contract and has been called VEGA Americas ever since. The entire range of innovative measurement solutions from the market leader VEGA is thus now available to customers in the United States.

The company's success speaks for itself: Of the more than 1,200 employees of VEGA Grieshaber KG around the world, 230 work at VEGA Americas.

VEGA Americas continually strives to improve the quality of the products and services it supplies. All employees are part of our Quality system, and we welcome any questions or comments you may have regarding our Quality program.

The Quality systems of VEGA have been evaluated by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Limited (LRQA), and have been found to be compliant to ISO 9001, ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q9001, and EN ISO 9001.

VEGA employs over 1,200 people worldwide and has a globe-spanning network of subsidiaries and distributors in over 80 countries. The company and its products have all the necessary certificates and approvals for worldwide application.


VEGA employs over 1,200 people worldwide, 600 of whom work at its headquarters in Schiltach in the Black Forest. This is where, for over 50 years now, solutions to demanding measuring tasks are being conceived and brought to realization: for chemical and pharmaceutical plants, the food industry, drinking water supply systems, sewage treatment plants, landfills, mining, power generation, oil platforms, ships and airplanes.

VEGA is active in over 80 countries with its globe-spanning network of subsidiaries and distributors. The company and its products have all the necessary certificates and approvals for worldwide application. This applies to the technical safety as well as the quality of the products and services