Brüel & Kjær acquires Discom, leading provider of automotive production test systems

Press Release ( - COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Jul 26, 2016 - We are pleased to announce that effective July 26th, 2016, Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S has acquired Discom GmbH, producer of automotive transmission sound and vibration test systems for acoustic quality analysis at the end of production lines.

As Brüel & Kjær evolves into a solution provider the acquisition of Discom, with its fully integrated and web-enabled production test solution, fully supports this process bringing on board new insights, domain knowledge and new opportunities.

“Being part of such an established, respected and global organization is one of the best things that could happen to Discom,” says Discom’s Founder and Managing Director, Dr. Thomas Lewien.  “For our customers, the acquisition is a guarantee for long term availability and ongoing development of Discom’s end-of-line technology – and Brüel & Kjær’s worldwide support network will allow us to expand our reach, ensuring that our customers get fast, extensive and reliable support.”

Discom – with its highly talented workforce – becomes part of the Brüel & Kjær Automotive Business Unit, adding new solutions and a wealth of production testing and QA knowledge to the company.

Brüel & Kjær’s Alan Humphrey, Vice President, Automotive states: “This acquisition is a key step in implementing our strategy to enhance our solutions for automotive customers across both R&D and production testing, leveraging our unique sound and vibration expertise to help customers further optimize their vehicles.”

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Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S

Brüel & Kjær helps solve sound and vibration challenges, and develops advanced technology for measuring and managing sound and vibration. As a specialist in this domain, the company helps customers ensure component quality, enhance product performance and monitor operational compliance.

Over more than 70 years, many of Brüel & Kjær’s research and development people have become recognized global experts, who aid the scientific community and teach at renowned centres.

The application of experience and technology promotes quality and efficiency at every stage of a product’s life cycle: design, development, manufacture, deployment and operation. Through mastering sound and vibration, Brüel & Kjær helps to accelerate business growth and improves environmental quality.

Brüel & Kjær is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc.


Founded in 1995 by Dr. Thomas Lewien, and headquartered in Göttingen, Germany, Discom develops and distributesautomotive transmission sound and vibration test systems for acoustic quality analysis. The systems are used worldwide in the automotive industry for the test of units in the production environment.

With more than 1000 installations worldwide and more than 100 new projects every year, Discom is one of the market leaders in the high-volume, acoustical end-of-line test of automotive components. Customers include automotive OEMs such as Daimler, Fiat, General Motors, Volkswagen, automotive sub-suppliers and test stand manufacturers.

Source : Brüel & Kjær

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