Littleton, MA, August 28, 2017 – We are pleased to announce HITEC Sensor Developments, formed by the merger of HITEC Sensor Solutions and Sensor Developments.  The new entity combines over forty-five years of engineering excellence in the production of custom sensors and other key test and measurement applications.  Sensor Developments’ line of load cells, force sensors, torque transducers and related instruments complement the custom design and manufacturing capabilities of HITEC Sensor Solutions, providing complete solutions for the aerospace, automotive, industrial, medical, nuclear and turbomachinery industries.

HITEC Sensor Solutions was established in 1971 to provide a wide range of specialized engineering services for elevated temperature and extreme environment sensor installations and measurements. Throughout the years, through advances that include the development of various sensor application techniques, HITEC amplified it’s engineering expertise in the transducer design and manufacture field to offer production style custom OEM sensor solutions for measuring load, force, torque and pressure.  In addition to OEM sensors, HITEC continues to be the leader for strain gage instrumentation services that include on-site strain gauging and data acquisition.  

Sensor Developments was formed in 1976 as an engineering consulting firm specializing in the science of force measurement and sensor design.  Sensor Developments offers a complete line of customized strain gauge based force and torque sensors along with instruments and complete testing systems that are used in a wide range of industries and applications that include automotive, aerospace, medical, nuclear and agriculture. 

Tim Cetto, Vice President and General Manager of the newly formed HITEC Sensor Developments, brings over twenty years of progressive experience within sensors, instrumentation and electronics manufacturing.  Mr. Cetto noted, “This is a unique opportunity to bring together two innovative custom sensor companies to create a market leader in the field of custom sensors and strain gage application services. By combining and consolidating sales resources, we will have greater resources to support our continued expansion, offering our extensive line of precision products and services worldwide.

HITEC Sensor Developments is owned by Safety Technology Holdings, a global supplier of precision test systems and sensor solutions.




About Safety Technology Holdings, Inc.


Safety Technology Holdings (STH) is a leading global supplier of precision test systems and sensor solutions. Through Humanetics Innovative Solutions, HITEC Sensor Developments, Fibercore and FronTone companies, STH harnesses the best of today's technologies for the creation of high-quality products which play a critical role in improving safety, comfort and protection of people and their environment. Humanetics is the world’s leading supplier in the design and manufacture of sophisticated crash test dummies, associated finite element software simulation models and advanced safety test and calibration equipment. HITEC develops and supplies custom force, load, torque and pressure sensors and advanced strain gauging services, Fibercore is the market leader in specialty optical fiber used in a wide range of custom fiber sensor applications, and FronTone manufactures state-of-the-art safety test equipment. Safety Technology Holdings is a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital. For additional information on STH and its family of companies see,,,, or


For more information, please contact:

Tim Cetto, Vice President & General Manager

HITEC Sensor Developments, Inc.