VEGA Americas, Inc.
VEGA is a global manufacturer of sensors for measuring level, point level, pressure as well as devices and software for integrating them into process control systems. Every year, more than half a million sensors leave VEGA Grieshaber KG. Each one provides a reliable solution to a challenging measurement problem somewhere in the world. High vessels, temperatures or pressure. Every industry places its own specific requirements on the measurement technology it uses. VEGA’s portfolio includes, among other things, level sensors and pressure sensors for chemical and pharmaceutical plants, the food industry as well as drinking water supply systems, metal extraction, sewage treatment plants and power generation stations.
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- Monitoring and Testing - Process Monitoring
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- Globally (various continents)
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Innovative measurement technology from VEGA
As a sensor and measuring instrument manufacturer based in Schiltach in the Black Forest, VEGA has been developing innovative measurement technology for over 60 years and is already represented in over 80 countries by subsidiaries and sales partners. Our goal is to develop measurement technology that is easy to use and offers maximum safety and reliability.
With myVEGA as your personal information platform, you’ll have at your disposal numerous online functions revolving around the VEGA products.
- Configurator for the entire VEGA product range
- Information about prices and delivery times
- Order directly online
- Saving of configurations
- 2D/3D drawings of your configured instrument
- Overview of order transactions
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.
VEGA employs over 2,100 people worldwide, 1,000 of whom work at its headquarters in Schiltach in the Black Forest. This is where, for over 60 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.
A History of Groundbreaking Innovation
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, 300 work at VEGA Americas.
Ethics and Sustainability
An Emphasis on Ethics
At VEGA Americas, we stake our reputation on our ethics and values. Our corporate values are the promises we make to our customers, our suppliers, our community, and each other. We take our values seriously and always keep them top of mind. We believe that every day is an opportunity for us to be better than we were yesterday, but that only happens if each member of the team is held to the same high standards.
These are the principles that guide us:
- Continuous Improvement
- Lasting Relationships
We have a responsibility to be good environmental stewards. Discover how sustainability has become ingrained in our culture.
Field Service and Repair
VEGA field service experts have a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to installing and maintaining VEGA instruments. These resources are available to customers with a simple phone call to our 24-hour hotline: +1 (844) VEGA-NOW
Day or night, you can reach a VEGA specialist who, in many cases, can solve problems over the phone. If that’s not possible, they do everything they can to get your process up and running again, ranging from the express delivery of replacement electronics or a new instrument to getting a specialist to your facility as quickly as possible.
Check out the VEGA Field Service and Repair page to find additional resources like VEGA Field Service tips and FAQs, download the DTM quick reference guide, and schedule a field service visit.