Established in 1987, Ampetronic are innovators in the full range of induction loop / hearing loop systems and technologies, working as specialists in the field for 30 years. Passionate advocates for technology solutions that improve the lives of those with hearing loss, we design, manufacture and promote loop systems around the world.
The business was founded by Leon Pieters, a highly skilled engineer and local preacher. Seeing the need to communicate the spoken word to those in his church community he set to work on developing high quality loop technologies, systems that really made a difference.
Ampetronic has continued to innovate throughout its history, bringing to market key new technologies in current drive, phase shift arrays, measurement systems, software analysis and other key technologies.
The business' head office is based in Newark, Nottinghamshire and not only comprises the sales, marketing, distribution and R&D departments, but also the worlds largest dedicated induction loop technical support and design team - who provide a comprehensive service to all our clients. Our customers are active all around the globe, with many regional distributors and agents.
We have been consistent and passionate advocates for assistive listening around the world, contributing to development of standards, legislation and best practice in many countries. Building on the experiences of the formation of the UK market, both good and bad, we strongly advocate for best practice from day one in any country.
Ampetronic has innovated from day one, pioneering all of the major advances in loop technology in the last 25 years.
1987 Foundation and launch of the flagship ILD9 amplifier
1988 Design software v1 created and post installation magnetic field simulation made possible
1998 ILD20 introduced paving the way for the first counter systems
1991 First phase-shifted arrays making large area coverage from floor level loop installations and looping of buildings with steel construction possible
1995 Metal loss compensation controls
1993-2002 Core ILD range of area coverage loop systems
2002 First dedicated elevator amplifier
2003 Dedicated intercom system HLS, for transport systems
2005 Customer design software release
2006 Class G high efficiency high power amplifiers
2009 Train and bus systems
2013 Single rack unit dual output phase amplifiers
2014 Winners of the Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade
2015 Introduction of the Loopworks online tools and iOS Measurement App system
2016 Class D DSP networkable loop drivers developed
We have clear principles that underpin all of our work.
We deliver a Genuine Benefit
We believe that if it will not help, don’t do it! Too many companies will sell boxes to customers that want to tick a compliance box, but in effect provide no benefit at all to the end user. We believe strongly that we are responsible for the reputation of loop systems, and will protect this by only selling where we believe the systems are put to appropriate use.
For example we do not advocate the use of portable desktop loops. While they can work, experience shows that a high proportion fail due to poor training or poor specification, or just lack of thought about what benefit is required.
We provide systems, not amplifiers
Loops are systems, the whole system matters. We offer help all those who specify, design, install, use and maintain loop systems. Any one weak part of the chain and the system will not work as it should resulting in the users will not get a benefit.
In particular we ensure our customers and the owners of loop systems understand the very important need for system planning, and good design of the loop layouts. We have the materials and design tools to support the planning activities of our customers or on their behalf.
Selling boxes is a sure way to end up with a large proportion of failing loops that do not meet operational standards.
Education, Education, Education
Loops can be simple, but also simple to get wrong. Far too many systems fail around the world through lack of basic knowledge and training.
We choose not to invest heavily in sales and marketing, but to invest in education at every level of the chain.
In line with our commitments to WEEE regulations (PRN number PRN2095350) Ampetronic offer ‘take back’ of Ampetronic manufactured waste electronic equipment service.