Budenberg History A RICH 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 gauges, valves and instruments are needed.

Germany 1850

Arnold Budenberg

Inception of Budenberg

Arnold Budenberg laid down the foundations of the company when he took out, with Ernst Schaffer, a patent on a diaphragm gauge.


Pressure Gauges in England

Operations move to England

Arnold Budenberg came to sell Pressure Gauges in England and set up operations in Manchester in 1854. (Schaffer & Budenberg then had 48 employees)


Pressure Gauges in Manchester

Stocks of Pressure Gauges

Schaffer & Budenberg decided to carry stocks of Pressure Gauges in England located in Manchester.


Pressure Gauges in Manchester

Move to Manchester

Schaffer & Budenberg moved to a new building in Whitworth Street, Manchester with 100 employees, where as well as selling German products they began manufacturing.


Budenberg Gauge Co Ltd

Budenberg Gauge Co Ltd

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.


Budenberg Gauge Co Ltd

Burnfield PLC acquire 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.


Management buy out

Management buy out

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.


Budenberg Gauge Co Ltd

Budenberg Gauge Co Ltd acquired by Croire Ltd

John White appointed as CEO.


Move to Broadheath

Budenberg Gauge Co Ltd move back to Broadheath

Budenberg moved back to Broadheath, Altrincham after an absence of almost 20 years. Now housed in a purpose built unit which includes a machine shop, assembly and calibration facilities and three new laboratories.

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Why Choose Budenberg?

Budenberg Gauge Co Ltd is a premier manufacturer of instrumentation for a wide range of applications and markets. Quality and reliability have become the trademark of all Budenberg products and all our instruments are supplied with a standard warranty and carry a unique serial number for traceability purposes.