VEGA Americas, Inc. has led the way in innovative measurement solutions from its beginning in 1950. Philip Ohmart founded the original company, Ohmart, based on his invention of a radiation-based system to measure level or density. This product was called the "Ohmart Cell" and was the pioneer of ion-chambers to be used in process control.
Shortly afterward, in 1959, the modern company known as VEGA was founded in Germany. Originally started as a handcraft business, the company soon began producing machined parts, and then eventually moved to producing capacitance probes in their first entry into the process control market.
In 1996, Ohmart introduced the industry's first HART®-compatible nuclear gauge, beginning the movement towards "modernizing" process measurement equipment. The very next year, VEGA introduced the world's first two-wire radar gauge, providing a cost effective way to make use of radar technology. Within 2 years, VEGA was the world leader in radar technology for process measurement. As part of this tremendous success, Ohmart began manufacturing the products in North America under license from VEGA. Shortly thereafter, in 1998, the official company name was changed to Ohmart/VEGA to reflect the partnership and commitment of Ohmart and VEGA.
Most recently, the company has adopted the name VEGA as the logical next step in its evolution. Now known as VEGA Americas, Inc., the nominal change brings both clarity and opportunity for customers, employees, and the global market in general.
Looking forward, the future offers many opportunities for VEGA Americas to continue to find new and innovative ways to provide measurement solutions to the world's industries.