KWJ Engineering Inc. is a California corporation dedicated to specialized gas detection applications in the safety field. The Company was started in 1993 by Ken Johnson, after the sale of his previous company, GasTech, to Thermo Electron in 1992. Staffed by personnel experienced in the manufacture and supply of gas detection instruments, the Company can bring together the elements needed to solve any detection problem. In 2007, KWJ merged with Transducer Technology, Inc., adding the development of the next generation of nano-technology based sensors to KWJ’s history of excellence in gas detection instrumentation. In January of 2008, KWJ acquired Eco Sensors, Inc., the Santa Fe, NM based market leader in functional ozone detection and monitoring equipment for industrial uses. KWJ and its members have a long history of successful ventures in the gas detection industry, and look forward to an even brighter future.
The growth in demand for sensors is exploding, driven by business and consumer need for information, increased functionality, and utility from their electronics and other devices. Only recently have smartphones and other wireless platforms become capable of delivering on that demand. Sensors of all types are being integrated into those devices, becoming an integral part of our everyday lives and building the Internet of Things. Some visionaries even foresee a world where trillions of sensors are deployed and worn, blanketing the globe.
Gas sensors are an essential component of this movement as consumers and businesses demand information about themselves, their health, their operations and their environment. Chemical sensors, especially when integrated with smartphones and other wireless and wearable devices, provide a vast array of functionality, from informing people about their environment, air quality and safety, to diagnosing health conditions through breath analysis.
SPEC Sensors was founded to make gas sensing a part of our everyday lives. Based in California near Silicon Valley, we combine our expertise in reliable and time tested sensing technologies with novel manufacturing techniques to produce sensors that are small enough to go anywhere while maintaining the high performance that is critical to delivering useful information to users. We take pride in both our long history and gas detection and our deep involvement in cutting edge technology.