HBM UK HBM is a global market leader in weighing technology and test and measurement. 24 subsidiaries and sales offices operate in Europe, the Americas and Asia with approximately 1500 employees. In addition, the company is represented in a further 40 countries worldwide. Research and development and production facilities are located in Darmstadt, Germany, as well as in Marlborough, MA, USA, and Suzhou in China. HBM is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Spectris plc, the specialist technology-based instrumentation and electronics controls company.