Gigasense AB was formed in 1951 as PIAB. The company marketed its products under the PIAB brand, including the famous PIAB dynamometer. In 2008, it changed its name from PIAB Sverige AB to Gigasense AB, and the Gigasense Anti Collision System was brought into the range. In 2010, Gigasense acquired JK Lab Instrument AB, which became one of its subsidiaries.
In 2010, both companies were bought by Mannerheim Industrier AB, with Gigasense and JK Lab merging to become Gigasense AB.
Mannerheim Industrier is an investment firm that acts as a long-term, committed owner. It focuses on companies in the energy and technology sectors, as well as control and measurement systems. All companies in Mannerheim Industrier are renowned for their growth, expertise and entrepreneurial spirit. Mannerheim Industrier uses its extensive contact network to actively support Gigasense, providing experience, business acumen and competence.
Gigasense operates around the world through carefully selected local partners in the Force Measurement and Crane Safety business area. Its operations focus on developing high-quality products for force measurement, overload protection and anti-collision in hoisting, bulk transport and line construction.
On the Nordic market Gigasense works in the Lab Instruments and Material Testing business area as a turnkey supplier and expert in destructive testing equipment. It carries out material tests for industrial laboratories, including hardness testing, destructive material testing and image analysis.