Hobré was founded in 1978 as a trading and distribution company for analytical instruments. It started as a system integrator for analyzers for both upstream and downstream markets. The focus was mainly on-line analyzers in Benelux countries and other parts of Western Europe.
The early years
In depth knowledge of sampling systems, partnerships, creative ideas and innovation helped strengthen our analyzer solutions in the mid 90s.
- The WIM COMPASTM range of fuel and flare gas quality analyzers, based on residual oxygen technology, was the first to be sufficiently reliable for gas blending and combustion control, and is now the global market leader for these applications.
- The NICOSYS CO detection system was innovated in the mid 1990s and has been a trendsetter in spray drying safety. By detecting smoldering at an early stage, accidental explosions can be prevented, avoiding conventional after-the-fact firefighting.
The above-mentioned products have become the basis for the international expansion of Hobré Instruments and the establishment of a global sales and service network.
After the millennium, the next step was the acquisition of on-line EDXRF analyzers from Metorex in 2004. In 2008, we started cooperating with the University of Szeged in Hungary, resulting in the global introduction of the Hilase TDL/ Photo acoustics analyzer in 2009. Early in 2014, Hobré Laser Technology (HLT) was established. HLT specializes in the development and production of TLD / photo acoustic analyzers measuring H2S, CO2 and H2O.