Founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1905, Badger Meter has earned an international reputation as an innovator in flow measurement and control products, serving water utilities, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers worldwide. Its products are used to measure and control the flow of liquids, including water, oil and chemicals, and are known for accuracy, long-lasting durability and for providing valuable and timely measurement data. Badger Meter is publicly held and its common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “BMI.”
Badger Meter is a founding member and ongoing participant in the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the trade group that sets the industry standards for water measurement in the United States.
Products, Systems and Solutions
Badger Meter serves the global flow measurement market in three categories: water meters and related meter reading and analytics technologies for municipal water utilities (Municipal Water), flow control products for various industries for water and other fluids (Flow Instrumentation), and gas meter radios and concrete vibrators for unique markets (Specialty Products). In addition to water utilities, Badger Meter serves a wide range of industrial and commercial markets including energy and petroleum; food and beverage; pharmaceutical; chemical; HVAC; process; wastewater; aerospace and automotive.
Badger Meter offers an end-to-end solution that helps water utilities generate needed revenue, monitor and conserve their resources and helps them better serve their valued end water customers. Industry-leading municipal water solutions include a comprehensive mechanical and electronic metering line, proven AMR/AMI technology and the powerful analytics tools that truly help in Making Water Visible® for thousands of water utilities.
Flow Instrumentation solutions include meters and valves sold worldwide to measure and control materials flowing through a pipe or pipeline including water, air, steam, oil, and other liquids and gases. These products are used to control, manage and optimize applications across a variety of industries, such as water/wastewater; heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC); oil and gas; chemical and petrochemical; food and beverage; and pharmaceutical production.
Products for flow instrumentation applications include a wide range of flow meter products; Research Control® valves; actuators; sensors and monitors. Badger Meter flow measurement products represent eight of ten of the most common meter technologies; including: electromagnetic, ultrasonic; Coriolis, variable area, turbine/impeller, vortex, differential pressure and positive displacement.
Specialty products include radio technology to natural gas utilities for installation on their gas meters, and concrete vibrators used in the concrete construction process.
Flow instrumentation and specialty products serve flow measurement and control applications across a broad industrial spectrum. Specialized communication protocols that control the entire flow measurement process drive these markets. Badger Meter’s specific flow measurement and control applications and technologies serve the flow measurement market through both customized and standard precision flow measurement technologies.
Badger Meter has manufacturing facilities located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Racine, Wisconsin, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Scottsdale, Arizona; Nogales, Mexico; Neuffen, Germany; Berne, Switzerland; and Brno, Czech Republic. In addition, the Badger Meter Silicon Valley Innovation Center, located in Los Gatos, California, serves as a hub for software and technology development. The corporate headquarters, engineering, sales and marketing, customer service, and manufacturing for selected products for the utility and industrial markets reside in Milwaukee. The focal point of Badger Meter’s world class innovation center is its state-of-the-art hydro lab. The lab includes pumping systems, pressure tanks and a weir tower, enabling engineers to effectively duplicate the water sources found in residential, commercial and industrial applications. The Neuffen, Germany, facility serves as the European headquarters for Badger Meter. Badger Meter currently employs more than 1,400 people worldwide.
Badger Meter builds long-term value for its investors, employees and customers by providing flow management solutions that encourage responsible use of sustainable resources that drive customer success.
Badger Meter will achieve profitable sales growth by focusing on the global flow measurement markets in two ways:
Maintaining its leadership position in the North American water meter market.
Growing sales in new flow applications and markets through sales channel expansions, new product development and strategic acquisitions.
Badger Meter has and will always operate under three basic, worldwide guiding principles: ethical conduct, respect for all people and managing for the long-term.
Badger Meter has enjoyed strong financial results over the last decade. While the global manufacturing and commerce community has experienced an economic recession unparalleled since the Great Depression, Badger Meter has maintained a strong financial position, consistently achieving earnings growth and increasing dividends.
Badger Meter’s commitment to improvement and innovation starts with the company’s mission to provide its customers with flow management solutions that encourage conservation, manage valuable resources and maximize customer revenues. That commitment is built into each product and service offered to our customers.
With its strong financial position and market share, Badger Meter has taken steps to strengthen its portfolio through acquisitions. Badger Meter purchased Cox Flow Measurement, Scottsdale, Arizona, in April 2010; Remag, A.G., Berne, Switzerland, in January 2011; Racine Federated, Racine, Wisconsin in February 2012; Aquacue, Los Gatos, California in April 2013; and National Meter and Automation, Inc., Centennial, Colorado in October 2014. Badger Meter invested in American Micro Detection Systems, Inc. (AMDS), Stockton, California, in July 2010. Strategic actions like these will continue to solidify Badger Meter’s dominance in the global flow landscape.
Badger Meter continues to invest in research and development. Its commitment to quality and innovation enterprise-wide includes products and services, manufacturing methods and operating systems designed to improve customer service, provide greater management information and reduce costs. The commitment to continuous improvement provides Badger Meter with opportunities to control costs and improve service. At Badger Meter integrity drives its relationship with employees, vendors, customers and ultimately with the communities in which it does business.