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More than four successful decades in liquid analysis with three successful companies becoming one.

   
ISI/Anaheim, Bryson Street   Wedgewood Technology/San Carlos   STIP Isco Gross-Umstadt


1970 Conducta, Gesellschaft für Mess- und Regeltechnik mbH & Co. was founded in Stuttgart-Stammheim by Heiner Jäckle on July 2, 1970. Initially, the company produced pH measuring transmitters and gas detectors. In 1973, a branch office was set up in Munich to increase market penetration. In 1981 Conducta was integrated into the Endress+Hauser Group with relocation to Gerlingen.

1976 Innovative Sensors Inc. (ISI) was founded by Gary Bukamier in Anaheim, CA as a manufacturer of liquid analytical sensors for industrial and laboratory applications. ISI specialized in the OEM design and manufacturer of pH and ORP sensors for water quality and industrial applications. Patented technologies in both the reference and measuring half-cells became benchmarks within the industry.

1982 Wedgewood Technology, Inc. was founded by Bill Wynn in San Carlos, CA as a manufacturer of optical monitors and analyzers for the measurement and control of liquid solids concentration, color and turbidity. In 1985, Wedgewood introduced the world's first systems specifically for Biotechnology with inline ultraviolet (UV) analysis and combination pH/Conductivity/Temperature measurement.

1994 ISI became the first independent pH manufacturer to be certified to the ISO:9000 quality standard.

1998 ISI introduced the world's first and only automated pH bulb blowing machine.

1999 With a view to globalization and better access to the US Market, Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH acquired Innovative Sensors Inc. on January 6, 1999.

2001 Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH acquired Wedgewood Technology, Inc.

2002
Wedgewood Technology introduced the patented EZ Cal system for N.I.S.T. traceable inline calibration of optical analyzers.

2004 Innovative Sensors Inc. and Wedgewood Technology merged to become one company and renamed it Wedgewood Analytical Inc.

2005 Endress+Hauser Conducta acquired STIP Isco GmbH (Groß-Umstadt). STIP products are predominantly used in water and waste water treatment.

2007 Consolidated direct sales channel for Optical and STIP Analyzer business in North America through Endress+Hauser Sales Centers. All other OEM and Label Sales remain at Endress+Hauser Conducta Inc.

2008 Wedgewood Analytical announces name change to Endress+Hauser Conducta Inc. The combined organization is a product center and subsidiary to Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH + Co. KG, in Gerlingen, Germany.

"Wedgewood Analytical" will remain as the well-known brand name for our Optical family of products, while the "ISI" logo is identified with our OEM and Label competence in pH and other parameters. Both are evident on our homepage.

 
 
 
 
 
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