Faria Beede Instruments, Inc.
Faria Beede Instruments, Inc. has been manufacturing “World Class” Instrumentation in Uncasville, CT for more than 60 years (Established in 1956 as the Thomas G. Faria Corporation) and has grown from a company that primarily produced tachometers for the marine and auto industries into a company that today offers a multitude of analog and digital engine monitoring instrumentation to a wide range of global markets.
In the early 1960’s Faria Instruments started producing tachometers with the Ford Motor Company. The first application was for the Comet Rally Pack and the Falcon Sprint. Faria later designed and developed tachometers for the famed Mustang and Shelby Cobra. During this time the company was supplying tachometers for manufacturers like Volkswagen of America, Chrysler Corp and is proud to have received the Ford Q1 Award from the Ford Motor Company. The Ford Q1 Award designates the recipient as having achieved excellence in ongoing performance and customer satisfaction.
By the Late 1970’s Faria’s customer base expanded to include such equipment manufactures as Caterpillar, Allis Chalmers, International Harvester, Bobcat and other stationary power equipment and Gen-set manufacturers, all who found the instruments to be rugged enough to withstand the most harsh environments.
In the 1980's, Faria became a major supplier of instrumentation to the US Military and is one of only a few companies that has received the ABVM Gold supplier award for on time delivery and quality for seven consecutive years. Of course Quality has always been our first concern.
In 1997, the Thomas G. Faria Corporation became an ISO9001 registered company. Today we continue to maintain the same commitment to Quality as we introduce new technology to meet the growing needs of our customers.
Faria developed the first programmable electronic speedometer for motorcycles, ATV’s and snowmobiles, in the 1990's and was a major supplier to Harley Davidson and Polaris. It was during this period the company started to offer its instrumentation to the recreational boat industry. Faria continues as the leading supplier of instruments to the recreational boat market.
In 2008, Faria led the industry as a Machine-to-Machine (M2M) service provider focused on extending the 'Internet of Things’ into the Maritime, Oil & Gas and Mining sectors, with the WatchDog, a ruggedized Iridium® Satellite, GSM and Wi-Fi communications transmitter.
We design and manufacture our own range of ultra-rugged hardware that has been field proven in some of the harshest environments on earth — from the North Slopes of Alaska, to the Antarctic Ocean. A full range of industry protocols is supported for data capture including GPS, CANbus, Modbus, J1939, NMEA-2000 and RFID.
Our Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) backend can be customized for any client’s monitoring, control and data management needs. This advanced web-based user interface brings together engine performance data, operator logbooks and analog/digital sensors — providing insight into this data with advanced alerting and analytics.
Our suite of applications provides real-time visibility into the location and status of remote assets — such as individual workers, drilling/fracking equipment, supply boats, fishing vessels, mining equipment and trains, anywhere in the world.
Today we have made the transition from an electric and mechanical gauge manufacturer to an electronics hardware and software design company with in-house pick and place assembly lines for Surface Mount Technology (SMT) circuitry.
With the recent purchase of Beede Instruments of Penacook, NH, Faria Beede has expanded our manufacturing capabilities to offer a broader product offering, unsurpassed value and design for all of our markets, including the US Military, industrial, recreational and majority of the world's leading boat manufacturers.
With some of the most sophisticated vehicle information and instrumentation systems in the industry, and a range of products that are rugged enough to survive on a military Humvee and heavy construction equipment, or with innovative styling for your boat or RV, Faria Beede Instruments, Inc. has the right products to meet future global needs for rugged, reliable, and innovative instrumentation.