Budenberg is a name that requires little introduction. Instrumentation Engineers immediately recognise our brand as a symbol of quality and repeatability. With over 175 years of manufacturing experience, there is no other instrumentation manufacturer that can boast an equal market penetration across such diverse industries as Power Generation, Chemical Processing, Defence, Aerospace, Maritime and Transport and the history to support it. Budenberg is a 100% British company. We are based in Irlam, Manchester, UK with distribution expertise throughout the world supporting new product development and our strategy of expanding into markets with new instrumentation and associated equipment. The rich history of Budenberg can be found in our broad form catalogues. A PDF version is available in our data section for you to download, along with all our product data sheets and other useful industry information covering both instrumentation and their applications. We manufacturer a complete portfolio of products from standard temperature and pressure gauges to complex transmitters and needle/ball valve manifold configurations.
History Of Budenberg
Here are some milestones in our history
No one can deny the tradition of quality and innovation that engineers associate with Budenberg. The rich history of our company helps to enforce the significant brand strength that makes us the first name that comes to mind when quality pressure & temperature instruments are needed.
Germany 1850: Arnold Budenberg laid down the foundations of the company when he took out, with Ernst Schaffer, a patent on a diaphragm gauge.
1852: Arnold Budenberg came to sell Pressure Gauges in England and set up operations in Manchester in 1854. (Schaffer & Budenberg then had 48 employees)
1856: Schaffer & Budenberg decided to carry stocks of Pressure Gauges in England located in Manchester.
1896: Schaffer & Budenberg moved to a new building in Whitworth Street, Manchester with 100 employees, where as well as selling German products they began manufacturing.
1914: Schaffer & Budenberg relocated to a new purpose built factory in Broadheath, Manchester. At the start of the First World War Schaffer & Budenberg were nationalised and remained so until, at a public auction following the War, the business was acquired by the Budenberg family; thus becoming Budenberg Gauge Co Ltd.
The company remained under Budenberg family ownership (culminating into a workforce of 7000 in 1944) until 1991 when Burnfield PLC acquired it.
In 1997 there was a management buy out of the Budenberg Gauge Pressure & Temperature divisions from Burnfield PLC.
Since the management buy-out in 1997 Budenberg moved to Irlam, Manchester and has continued to develop and cater for the global instrumentation market.