Proven Condition Monitoring Solutions

Company History

Beran has been providing innovative solutions to meet our customers' requirements for over 30 years.

Beran was formed in 1984, co-founded by Mr A. Lobato (the present Managing Director), with the primary objectives of supplying signal conditioning and associated instrumentation to industry, identifying opportunities by developing custom solutions to satisfy specific customer requirements. The Company continues to specialise in the manufacture of electronic instrumentation with particular expertise in data acquisition and analysis, signal conditioning and computer systems.

During the early years, Beran's reputation was consolidated by development of an Integrity Tester for wooden railway sleepers for British Railways. Beran was a finalist in the 1989 'Prince of Wales Award for Innovation and Production' with this particular product, and the equipment remains one of the approved testing methods utilised by the British Railway Industry.

Building on this success, Beran moved into further areas of electronic instrumentation, and went on to design an Optical Pick-Up Unit (OPU) for Helitune Ltd., a company specialising in the design and manufacture of Aircraft Vibration Monitoring and Rotor Track & Balance (RTB) systems.

Initially occupying industrial premises of approximately 2,500 square feet until 1991, when Beran relocated to a green-field site of 0.9 acres in Torrington, North Devon, where a purpose-built industrial unit was designed to meet the needs at that time.

From 1992 the Company achieved strategic market positions in both On-Line Vibration Monitoring Systems for rotating plant and Frequency Response Analysis. The Beran 402 FRA is at the heart of the Automated Transducer Calibrator product line.

Helitune Ltd., with whom the Company has traded since 1984, was acquired by Beran Instruments in June 2000, and the two businesses co-located at the Torrington site, at which time the premises were extended to incorporate a significantly larger production area and additional office space.

In 2005, following the success of the permanently installed on-line vibration monitoring product, the Company went on to develop the Beran PlantProtech™ 767 Portable Analyser, designed for:

  • Plant Commissioning
  • Machine Balancing
  • Troubleshooting
  • On-Line Monitoring
  • Return-to-Service

Over the years, Beran has continually enhanced its product range, providing customers with innovative solutions to complex problems.

In 2006, Beran and its sister companies became part of Condition Monitoring Group (CMG) Ltd.

In 2009, Beran launched the Beran PlantProtech™ 720 Advanced Plant Monitor, aimed at the auxiliary plant items such as Cooling Water Feed Pumps, Pumps, Fans and Compressors.

2014 was a big year for CMG Ltd, with several new developments, including Beran celebrating their 30th Anniversary with a User Conference on the ss Great Britain in Bristol and opening a new office based in Bologna, Italy, to offer sales and support services to all customers within Italy. As part of expansion plans, CMG have also purchased additional land surrounding the Head Office in Torrington.

In 2014, CMG Ltd acquired Prosig Ltd. Prosig are providers of noise and vibration measurement systems, with particular focus on noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH), vibration and acoustic testing, and condition monitoring systems for the automotive, aerospace and power generation industries. 

In 2017, CMG Ltd Headquarters extension in Torrington completed. The new facility being 8,000 square foot extension providing purpose-built accommodation for the company’s engineering, customer support and sales teams. The extension supports the continuing expansion of the business and its position as the leading supplier of world class condition monitoring products into industrial and aerospace applications from its Beran Instruments and Helitune product brands.

In 2018, Beran Instruments were awarded Fit for Nuclear (F4N) status by the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). 

In 2020, Beran launched the Beran PROTOR Mobile which is aimed at multi-channel vibration analysis and condition monitoring of critical assets.