The history

Still going strong

From a one-man band being run out of a small workshop in Aarhus, Denmark to a global powerhouse of the intelligent metering industry, this is the Kamstrup story.

Ever since Olaf Kamstrup went out on his own as a self-employed technician in 1946, the company has been driven by our late founder’s mantra that “there is always a better solution”. To this day, those words continue to drive our people as we pioneer advancements in smart metering solutions.

Throughout our journey there have been some pivotal moments that have required brave and bold decision-making. One of which came in 1991 when, with only 100 staff, we were a minnow - a mere blip on the radar, amidst a sea of bigger, more powerful and more successful giants of industry. To change this, we took the brave decision to wager everything we had and roll the dice on new technology based on the ultrasonic measuring principle.

Today, that technology dominates the water and heat industry; we are more than ten times bigger and Kamstrup is widely considered to be one of the leading providers of solutions that help water, heat, cooling and electricity utilities to measure, manage and analyze energy and water consumption.

At the core of what we achieve for people is data. In an increasingly digital world, Kamstrup is unearthing more data and unlocking smarter ways of using it - to the betterment of businesses, people and the environment. 

The timeline below maps out some of the defining moments in our history which changed the landscape of the metering industry and would solidify Kamstrup’s position at the forefront of the metering industry and the digital age.

Historic moments

2018

Opening production facilities in the US (first production site outside DK)

Data analytics becomes a part of Kamstrup’s product line

2017

The first Kamstrup IoT meters are introduced

2013

Kamstrup launches the READy software platform

2012

The smart grid platform OMNIA Suite is launched

2010

The intelligent water meter MULTICAL® 21 is introduced

2005

Kamstrup introduces the first generation of smart grid solutions

2002

Wireless communication is integrated in Kamstrup meters

2000

Kamstrup’s production becomes fully-automated

1998

The first Kamstrup electricity meters is introduced

1991

Kamstrup launches ultrasound metering

1990

Kamstrup is acquired by the Danish energy company OK

1946

Kamstrup was founded by Olaf Kamstrup in Aarhus, Denmark.

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