Founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1905, Badger Meter has earned an international reputation as a leader in the development and manufacture of flow management solutions. Its products are used to measure and control the flow of liquids, including water, oil and chemicals. 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 with products for water utilities and industrial and commercial markets including energy and petroleum; food and beverage; pharmaceutical; chemical; HVAC; process; wastewater; and automotive.
Sales of water meters and related technologies and services for water applications constitute a majority of Badger Meter sales. Residential and commercial water meters have generally been classified as either manually read meters or remotely read meters via radio technology. Drive-by systems, referred to as automatic meter reading (AMR) systems, have been the primary technology deployed by water utilities over the past two decades, providing accurate and cost-effective billing data. This includes the industry-leading Badger Meter ORION® AMR system. Conversely, fixed network advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems incorporate a network of permanent data collectors or gateway receivers that are always active or listening for the radio transmission from the utility’s meters. AMI systems, including the Badger Meter ORION and GALAXY systems, eliminate the need for utility personnel to drive through service territories to collect reading data, and they have the ability to provide the utility with more frequent and diverse data at specified intervals.
The next generation of metering technology, Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA), incorporates both mobile and fixed network reading capabilities, along with a host of automated utility management tools to further increase utility productivity and revenue.
The specialty application products serve niche 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 technologies offer both customized and standard precision flow measurement solutions.
Products for industrial applications include Research Control® valves; industrial flow meter products; actuators; sensors and monitors; and a full range of electromagnetic; oscillating piston; Cox turbine; Data Industrial® impeller; oval gear; and lube meters.
Badger Meter has manufacturing facilities located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Scottsdale, Arizona; Nogales, Mexico; Neuffen, Germany; Berne, Switzerland; and Brno, Czech Republic. 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 approximately 1,200 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 fnancial position, achieving record earnings growth for nine of the last 10 years and increasing dividends for 18 years in a row.
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, and Remag, A.G., Berne, Switzerland, in January 2011. 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.