GLOBAL LEADERS IN PIEZOELECTRIC BASED ACOUSTIC TOOLS
Sensor Technology regularly services companies in Defense, Energy, Aquaculture, Oceanography and Hydrography.
Sensor Technology began its journey as an R&D diversification of Blue Mountain Pottery. The commercial pottery company decided to expand into piezoelectric ceramics, and BM Hi-Tech was born in 1983. Founders Eswar and Shashi Prasad had immigrated from India in the late 1970s with degrees in Physics (Piezoelectric ceramics) and Economics and moved to Collingwood to head up the high-tech piezo materials program.
Sensor Technology and BM HiTech were incorporated into a wholly owned subsidiary. Through intensive development work, in-house formulations were perfected and offered to meet stringent Navy Standards. These proprietary powders have been the backbone of the company and have allowed us to become a global leader in piezo-based acoustic tools.
Growth involved taking the next logical stage of development, and in the 1990’s work to develop hydrophones began. This then led to the need for high volume, repeatable processes, taking the company into new territory but always based on its origins: piezo.
Twenty years after founding, Eswar and Shashi considered retirement and began a succession plan. In 2007 the process to changeover to new ownership began, and in 2011 their daughter Niru Somayajula made the transition from Operations Manager to Owner. With partners, she has forged into even new territories, markets and geographical locations. Her plans for growth, diversification and expansion have no signs of slowing down.
Sensor Technology remains a proud Canadian company with the family values instilled over four decades ago. We celebrate our 40th Anniversary and look towards the future with confidence and expectation.
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