Fluke Corporation

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Fluke Corporation
Subsidiary
Traded as
IndustryIndustrial Test Products
Founded1948 in Everett, Washington, U.S.
FounderJohn Fluke, Sr.
HeadquartersEverett, Washington
Key people
Marc Tremblay(President)
Number of employees
2,525 (as of May 2016)[1]
ParentFortive
Websitewww.fluke.com

Fluke Corporation, a subsidiary of Fortive, is a manufacturer of industrial test, measurement and diagnostic equipment including electronic test equipment. It was started in 1948 by John Fluke, who was a friend and roommate of David Packard, future co-founder of Hewlett-Packard, when both were employed at General Electric.

Fluke is a multi-national corporation headquartered in Everett, Washington, USA. Manufacturing centers are located in the USA, the UK, Asia and The Netherlands. Sales and service subsidiaries are located in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia. Fluke Corporation has authorized distributor and manufacturer representative channels in more than 100 countries.

History[edit]

Fluke Corporation was founded by John Fluke in October 1953 as the John Fluke Manufacturing Company, Inc., producing electrical metering equipment.

In 1987, Fluke partnered with the Dutch electronics manufacturer Philips. Together, the companies developed the scopemeter, an instrument combining features of an oscilloscope and a multimeter. Fluke purchased the testing and measurements division of Philips in 1993 for $41.8 million.[2] The Philips PM series of measurement instruments was rebranded as Fluke.

Fluke was bought by the Danaher Corporation in 1998. Danaher spun off several subsidiaries, including Fluke, in 2016 to create Fortive.[3]

Subsidiaries[edit]

Pomona Electronics[edit]

Pomona Electronics is a company specializing in electronic test equipment and accessories. It was founded in 1951 by Joseph J. and Carl W. Musarra, who were brothers.[4][5] Founded to test cable harnesses for examining television cathode-ray tubes.[6] the company started in a factory location around the size of a living room.[6] By 1976, it was owned by ITT Industries,[7] which in 1999 sold it to Fluke.[8] In 2002, Pomona Electronics relocated its manufacturing facility to Everett, Washington.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company Overview of Fluke Corporation". Bloomberg. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  2. ^ International Directory of Company Histories, Vol. 15. St. James Press. 1996.
  3. ^ Zacks Equity Research. "Danaher Completes Fortive Spin-Off, Trading to Begin Today". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Local electronics firm expands again". Progress Bulletin. 1974-10-12. Archived from the original on 2018-11-26. Retrieved 2018-11-26 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Valley company enlarges plant". Progress Bulletin. 1974-11-21. Archived from the original on 2018-11-26. Retrieved 2018-11-26 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ a b "Specialization Credited for Steady Growth". Los Angeles Times. 1961-01-29. Archived from the original on 2018-11-26. Retrieved 2018-11-26 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "25-Year Honors". Progress Bulletin. 1976-01-24. Archived from the original on 2018-11-26. Retrieved 2018-11-26 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Fluke acquires Pomona Electronics". Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News. 1999-01-25. Archived from the original on 2018-11-26. Retrieved 2018-11-26 – via HighBeam Research.
  9. ^ Smith, Kevin (2002-04-16). "2 firms planning to leave Pomona - Companies will take 150 jobs with them". Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.

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