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95th anniversary

Thursday 12 December 2019

Today, 95 years ago, a few men began supplying instrumentation (manometers and dial thermometers) to the marine industry. Their company, then known as ‘De Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Instrumentenfabriek Observator N.V.’, is the ancestor of the current Observator Group. That is why we are celebrating our 95th anniversary today. Without you – as a loyal partner – this would not have been possible. We appreciate your trust, and we look forward to celebrate our 100th anniversary with you in 2024. This promises to be a special year, both for employees, suppliers and customers.

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Rich history
Since 1924 Observator has evolved to be a trend-setting developer and supplier in a wide variety of industries. Originating from the Netherlands, Observator has grown into an internationally oriented company. Where we started with the development of single instruments and components for the maritime market in the Netherlands, we are now able to develop and supply complete turn-key systems for various markets and applications worldwide.

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