) is a Japanese manufacturer of precision instruments for measurement and analysis. They have 80% of the world market for instruments that measure and analyze exhaust gas with the core product
MEXA, and also make instruments for environmental, medical and scientific applications. Up to 2002, Hitachi was the principal shareholder, and the two companies retain close connections.
With the acquisition of
SchenckDevelopment Test Systems and the InterautomationGroup in 2005, the company has expanded the product range considerably in the automotive market with the complete range of engine and driveline testing tools, including brake testing and wind tunnel balances.
Horiba has its headquarters in
Minami-ku, Kyoto. The company was established in 1953.
The company had sales of about 106,000 million
Japanese yenand employed 4,461 people in 2006. [http://www.jp.horiba.com/ir_e/data.htm]
* pH - information about pH measure and the Horiba story of pH
Engine test stand- with information about engine testing
* [http://www.horiba.com/ HORIBA, Ltd. web site]
* [http://www.jp.horiba.com/ir_e/ar/ar_e/contents/a_2.htm A History of Horiba's Environmental preservation efforts]
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