Fifty years ago, OMEGA Engineering, Inc. was a small privately held company that was woman owned and operated. Today it's a leading global manufacturer and supplier of process measurement and control products, operating out of brand new world headquarters. The move to the high-tech facility in Norwalk, Connecticut, represents a major transition for the firm, which for five decades had been headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
The move coincides with the recent appointment of Joe Vorih as president. These exciting twin developments are ushering in a new era for the firm—an era that's deeply rooted in OMEGA's rich, pioneering history.
OMEGA's trailblazing past
OMEGA Engineering founder Mrs. Betty Ruth Hollander, a mother of four children, started the firm at her kitchen table in 1962. The fact that the company was initially staffed solely by women was a rarity at a time when women often faced great workplace obstacles.
From those humble roots OMEGA has carved out a unique place in the industry. Thanks to the hard work and unceasing dedication of Mrs. Hollander and her pioneering staff, OMEGA Engineering has grown from a small family owned catalog company specializing in thermocouples, to a leading global provider of thousands of measurement and control products.
Acquired by Spectris plc in 2011, OMEGA today offers more than 100,000 state-of-the-art products and primarily sells them directly to buyers. The depth of expertise in this highly specialized industry allows the company to offer an extremely high level of technical support and customization.
OMEGA into the future
The move to OMEGA Engineering's new facility is symbolic of the next step in this company's exciting journey. The new corporate office is located in a 5-story, 412,000 square foot building in one of Norwalk's busiest retail and commercial areas. The open floor plan is designed with collaborative workspaces, where employees can take advantage of the latest technological advances. Facilities include a cafeteria, fitness center, picnic areas and shuttle service to nearby train stations.
“We're extremely excited about this next step in the evolution of our company, but our guiding principle remains unchanged. We're absolutely committed to provide the very best instrumentation products and customer service,” Vorih said. “This has been the building block of our success over the last five decades, and will remain our top priority in the years to come. Fresh leadership and new facilities will ultimately help us serve our customers better as we expand our product lines and enhance our service systems.”