HITEC Sensor Solutions

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HITEC Sensor Solutions was established in 1971 to provide a wide range of specialized Engineering Services for elevated temperature and extreme environment sensor installations and measurements.

Specific advances of the company include the development of various sensor application techniques that contribute to HITEC Sensor Solutions success in the sensor industry. Throughout the years the Company has expanded its capabilities to offer custom transducerization of components to a wide variety of industries and custom OEM transducers from design to production in large quantities.

In 2010, HITEC Sensor Solutions was acquired and proudly became part of Safety Technology Holdings, Inc.

In July of 2012, HITEC Sensor Solutions, added Sensor Developments, Inc. (SDI) a Michigan based company specializing in custom strain gage based force and torque measurement solutions to enhance our current facility and services that include A2LA accredited calibration services.

Sensor Developments/IDW

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SDI was formed in 1976 as an engineering consulting firm specializing in the science of force measurement and sensor design. Since then, Sensor Developments has expanded by adding highly skilled people with diverse backgrounds and manufacturing facilities for specialized force and torque sensors.

Sensor Developments have engineered force measurement solutions for many industries and applications, including: automotive, aerospace, OEM, medical, nuclear, and textile. SDI enjoys worldwide recognition for its expertise in designing specialized strain gage based sensors for force and torque applications.

SDI has appeared on the Michigan 100 list three times as one of the fastest growing companies in Michigan. SDI continues to strive for industry excellence and has served on the technical committee of the Oakland County Business Roundtable.

Fibercore Brand Sensors

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Fibercore is also proudly part of the Safety Technologies Holdings, and works in concert with HITEC Sensor Developments to offer high level specialty fiber for the purpose of creating fiber-bragg grating sensors.

Fibercore has a unique combination of excellent world class facilities and a workforce that can boast high level specialty fiber development with more than 100 man-years fabrication experience. Fibercore’s optimized process flow, continuously updated process documentation and use of key performance indicators ensure maximum efficiency. Fibercore is able to meet demanding schedules whilst comfortable in the knowledge that our facilities and processes are scalable. Flexibility has been built in to allow us to adapt to our customer requirements.

All manufacturing and test equipment is current generation, state-of-the-art and customized to Fibercore’s unique demands – providing the correct balance of automation for series production with near infinite adaptability to facilitate both product and process development.

A permanent reliability laboratory, capable of Qualifying product to Telcordia™, Milspec or customers’ own source control drawings completes the picture.

Mentored by some of the industry’s pioneers, Fibercore’s specialty fiber fabrication technicians undergo a formal training program designed to nurture consistency without suppressing creativity. Expert status takes years to achieve and the learning process never ends. Commitment to Quality and consistency borders on the fanatical – with extensive Quality Plans, full process documentation and full product traceability back to the sub-preform level

ISO9001 and ISO14001 certification provide formal and internationally recognized endorsements of the rigor and strength of Fibercore’s business processes and ethics.

Safety Technology Holdings, Inc.

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Safety Technology Holdings, Inc. (STH) is a science and technology centered company and a leader in the design and manufacturing of critical safety related test and measurement systems. Our mission is to harness the best of today’s technologies for the creation of high-quality products which play an important role in improving safety, comfort and protection of people and their environment.

STH brands are among the most highly recognized in each of its target markets. In addition to HITEC Sensor Developments, through our Humanetics, FronTone and Fibercore subsidiaries, STH has been the leader in the development of biofidelic Anthropomorphic Test Devices (ATDs), commonly known as crash test dummies, test equipment, finite element simulation models and advanced sensor measurement systems since first introduced during the early 1950s. Our suite of ATDs, test equipment, sensors and software products incorporate the latest biomechanical human simulations for the development and certification of occupant safety protection technologies. Coupled with our specialty optical fiber and related advanced engineering and instrumentation services, STH’s products cascade across a variety of end markets around the world, including aerospace, agriculture, automotive, energy, industrial and medical devices. With approximately 600 highly skilled professionals working in 19 facilities strategically located around the world, we serve a global customer base of industrial leaders including many Fortune 100 companies, the U.S. military and other government agencies.

While STH businesses operate as stand-alone units, they are supported by a seasoned executive team and a common technology and administrative infrastructure. This enables us to combine talents and technologies, share services and benefit from a range of centrally managed initiatives, while maintaining the uniqueness and brand equity of each unit and a decentralized decision making structure. From information technology to strategic sourcing and low-cost manufacturing, we are singularly focused on continuously improving production efficiency throughout our entire organization to better serve our customers and exceed their expectations. For additional information on Safety Technology Holdings, please visit www.stholdingsinc.com


Humanetics is the world’s leading supplier in the design and manufacture of sophisticated crash test dummies, associated technical support and laboratory services and load cell crash wall systems. Furthermore, Humanetics develops and supplies finite element software dummy models for computerized crash test simulations and specializes in static and dynamic strain measurements. For additional information on Humanetics, please visit www.humaneticsatd.com.

Austria-based FronTone GmbH is a leading manufacturer of advanced safety test equipment. Its unique, patented frictionless electric E-Liner drive system offers the most efficient testing process providing precise and reproducible test results with the most accurate targeting for a wide range of industrial applications. For more information on FronTone, please visit www.frontone-automotive.com.

Since its founding over thirty years ago, Fibercore has been universally recognized as the global leader in the specialty optical fiber sector with an unrivalled reputation for quality, innovation and technical support. For more information on Fibercore, please visit www.fibercore.com.