June 11th, 2017

Gävleborg air sensor developer sees strong growth

Gävleborg-based Infra-Red gas sensor developer, SenseAir, increased its sales by 26% last year and is poised for further growth in the coming years.

SenseAir, based in Delsbo in northern Gävleborg, is a world-leader offering affordable complete solutions for air and gas measurement with 20 years of experience. The company’s sensors can have a range of applications – including sensors that measure outdoor air pollution, and indoor sensors that promote better indoor environments and energy efficiency.

“The exciting thing with SenseAir is that we link the Internet of Things, sensors and environmental issues, says Peter Lageson, SenseAir CEO.

Promoting air quality and energy efficiency
Concern for air quality has driven rapid demand for SenseAir’s products in countries such as China, but even in European cities such as Paris and Warsaw, air pollution can be a real problem.

The market for indoor sensors has also seen rapid growth. The Netherlands is an interesting example as the country has passed laws to control CO2 concentration in classrooms. Sensors and equipment have been installed in thousands of classrooms since 2016 throughout the Netherlands.

“We have delivered complete solutions with sensors and displays,” says Lageson. “The system collects data that allows schools to be rated, and the results communicated to stakeholders such as parents.”

SenseAir’s customers include Honeywell, Schneider and Siemens, who want the complete sensors solutions that SenseAir can provide.

Future growth
SenseAir has around 130 employees at its headquarters with research, development and production in Delsbo in Northern Gävleborg. The company currently produces 600 000 sensors each year in Delsbo, but Lageson believes it is just a matter of time until they reach the million sensors per year mark.

“Looking forward, I think the demand for alcohol sensors and other high-performance solutions will create significant opportunities for us,” says Lageson.

These two areas have already combined in one SenseAir collaboration with Autoliv, Hök Instrument and the USA government. High-performance alcohol sensors that can measure part per billion levels – rather than part per million – are used in cars to sense if the driver is under the influence of alcohol.

“The system is now being tested in 40 vehicles on the road in the USA, with the aim to conduct 300 000 tests,” explains Lageson.

 

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