Profile: Badger Meter Inc (BMI)
26 Feb 2015
Badger Meter, Inc., incorporated on March 9, 1905, is a manufacturer and marketer of products incorporating flow measurement and control technologies serving markets around the world. The Company’s product lines are sales of water meters and related technologies to municipal water utilities (municipal water), sales of meters to various industries for water and other fluids (industrial flow), and sales of gas meter radios and concrete vibrators to markets (specialty products). Municipal water includes water meters and related technologies and services used by water utilities as the basis for generating water and wastewater revenues. Industrial flow includes products sold around the world to measure and control materials flowing through a pipe or pipeline including water, air, steam, oil, and other liquids and gases. Specialty products include sales of radio technology to natural gas utilities for installation on their gas meters, and concrete vibrators.
The Company's products are primarily manufactured and assembled in the Company's Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Racine, Wisconsin; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Scottsdale, Arizona; Nogales, Mexico; Neuffen, Germany; Brno, Czech Republic; and Bern, Switzerland facilities. Residential and commercial water meters are generally classified as either manually read meters or remotely read meters via radio technology. Meters equipped with radio transmitters (endpoints) use encoder registers to convert the measurement data from the meter into an encrypted digital format which is then transmitted via radio frequency to a receiver that collects and formats the data appropriately for water utility billing systems. Fixed network advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems continue to build interest among water utilities. These systems incorporate a network of permanent data collectors or gateway receivers that are always active or listening for the radio transmission from the utilities’ meters. AMI systems eliminate the need for utility personnel to drive through service territories to collect meter reading data. These systems provide the utilities with frequent and data from the utilities’ meters at specified intervals.
The Company’s advanced metering analytics (AMA), along with a host of automated utility management tools to facilitate the ability of water and gas utilities to increase their productivity and revenue, and utilize their data. The ORION SE system can operate in either a mobile or fixed network mode depending on the deployment needs of the utility. BEACON AMA combines the BEACON analytical software suite with proven ORION AMI technology using fixed and cellular networks in a managed solution, improving utilities’ visibility of their water consumption and reducing the need for costly infrastructure. ORION endpoint technology has been licensed to other technology providers on a non-exclusive basis, including those providing radio products that communicate over power lines, broadband networks, and proprietary radio frequency networks, allowing ORION an advantage in the radio solutions market.
The Company competes with Sensus USA Inc., Neptune Technology Group, Inc., Master Meter, Inc., Mueller Water Products, Inc., Emerson Electric Company, Krohne Messtechnik GmbH, Endress & Hauser Management AG and Yokogawa Electric Corporation.
Badger Meter Inc
4545 WEST BROWN DEER ROAD
MILWAUKEE WI 53223