Extech Instruments

Fast Facts
• Incorporated in 1970
• Acquired by FLIR Systems in November 2007
• Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA
• Selling globally through distribution, Extech is the go-to source for:
   - 15 categories of test and measurement instruments
   - Thermal imaging cameras
   - Portable printers
• Employs over 100 personnel worldwide
• International design, manufacturing and warehousing facilities located in Taiwan, Hong Kong
• ISO 9001:2008 certified by TUV
• Known for the Extech Advantage™: Innovation, Selection, and Support

Extech History

Incorporated in 1970, Extech Instruments is based in Nashua, New Hampshire USA, just north-west of Boston. Recognized for the breadth and depth of its Test & Measurement offering and strong distribution network, Extech was acquired by FLIR Systems in November 2007. Extech Instruments’ high-value, handheld test instruments and FLIR-branded infrared thermal imager are sold through a network of national catalog houses, regional stocking distributors, internet, and international master distributors. The company has become one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of test equipment and portable printers and the Extech Instruments brand is regarded in many industries as the brand of choice. ISO 9001:2008 certified by TUV, Extech’s enviable reputation is built on innovative products that offer unique and patented designs with features, functions and reliability at an affordable price.Test & Measurement Instruments The Extech Instruments Division is a manufacturer and supplier of 15 major product categories of technically advanced, portable meters including multimeters, clamp meters, electrical testers, and environmental meters for the measurement of light, sound, temperature, humidity, airflow, RPMs, and water quality. The company has a strong presence in the electrical, HVACR, construction, manufacturing, plant/MRO, process and automation, environmental, electronics/testing, and field service/maintenance sectors worldwide.

Portable Printers

The Extech Data Systems Division is one of the world's leading developers of portable printers for enterprise-wide applications centered on mobile information and remote transactions. Extech printers are high speed, innovative, rugged, reliable, and easy to use. With over 17 years experience developing portable printers, Extech Data Systems has the industry knowledge, design expertise, and technological skills needed to meet customer mobile printing needs. On December 16, 2009 the Portable Printers division was acquired by Datamax-O'Neil – the global leader in stationary, portable label and receipt printing solutions. For more information, please visit the Datamax-O'Neil website.

FLIR Infrared Thermal Imagers

Since 1978, FLIR Systems has been the global leader in infrared thermal imaging. FLIR offers the widest selection of innovative and award-winning infrared cameras and accessories for beginners to seasoned pros. As a FLIR company, Extech plays a key role in the U.S. distribution of FLIR infrared thermal imagers. By leveraging decades of experience growing strategic relationships with major distribution channels, Extech is accelerating access to FLIR’s innovative infrared cameras through local and online stocking distributors in U.S. markets.

Extech employs over 100 people worldwide. In addition to the US world headquarters, Extech is affiliated with design, manufacturing and warehousing facilities in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China.

Extech Instruments has become a market leader with innovative products that offer more functionality and exceed customer expectations. For example, Extech was the first to offer a Type K thermocouple input on its multimeters and clamp meters and the first to introduce handheld test and measurement products with a built in PC interface and datalogging capabilities. Their latest patented innovation combines built-in non-contact IR Temperature capabilities within key product categories. This innovation has earned several Product of the Year Design Awards for Extech.

Our promise of excellence in technology is more than just a slogan — it’s our name: EXcellence in TECHnology. Our company mission is to create value for the company, our employees and our customers through Innovation, Selection and Support. We are always looking to develop products which make their jobs easier. We guarantee our customers real value with the very best in quality assurance, technical support, NIST certification and after sales service and support. Of course we can’t do this without a team of talented and hardworking employees dedicated to the mission and ensuring we all experience that Extech Advantage.

To learn more about our parent company, FLIR Systems, click here.