AlpHa Measurement Solutions | History
A story of vision, innovation and
unmatched technical skill.
AlpHa is a vertically integrated development and manufacturing company offering solutions to turnkey manage or augment your projects through enhancing your innovation and offering superior outcomes. We have over 60 years of proven subject matter expertise and deep industry experience.
Van London Company is founded in Houston, Texas by Gregory Van London and Dale Merriman as a distributor of industrial liquid analytical equipment, primarily serving chemical and petrochemical processing plants on the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast.
Van London Company expands to new facilities on Glenmont Dr. in Houston, Texas.
pHoenix Electrode Company is founded in Houston, Texas by Greg Van London, Dale Merriman and Ray Burchette as a sister company and supplier to Van London Company, manufacturing electrochemical sensors and accessories.
Analytical Sensors & Instruments, Inc is founded in Houston, Texas by Peter and Yuxian Cai as a manufacturer of electrochemical sensors.
Aurora Scientific Instruments (Shanghai) Co. Ltd is founded in Shanghai, China, by Peter and Yuxian Cai as a wholly owned subsidiary of Analytical Sensors, Inc. and complementary manufacturer of electrodes and analytical instrumentation.
Analytical Sensors, Inc. is awarded its first major open-ended OEM contract, and expands to new manufacturing facility in Sugar Land, Texas.
Sister companies Van London Company and pHoenix Electrode Company formally merge to create Van London-pHoenix Company, a manufacturer and distributor of electrochemical sensors and analytical instrumentation.
Analytical Sensors & Instruments launches its first optical sensor line, expanding its product portfolio outside of traditional electrochemistry by introducing its in-house designed and manufactured optical dissolved oxygen sensors.
Van London – pHoenix Company expands into new manufacturing facility on Rockley Road in Houston, Texas.
CEO Drew Hall partners with Prairie Capital to acquire Analytical Sensors & Instruments, Ltd. and Aurora Scientific Instruments (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. with the vision of building a leading liquid sensor technology platform.
Analytical Sensors & Instruments acquires Van London Co. under new parent company AlpHa Measurement Solutions, paying homage to the storied companies that laid the foundation for this new platform: ASI, Van London, pHoenix, and Aurora.
Legacy Analytical Sensors & Instruments and Van London operations are merged onto the newly renovated and expanded campus on Rockley Road in Houston, Texas, becoming AlpHa Measurement Solutions’ global headquarters.
AlpHa acquires ANDalyze, an innovative DNA-enzyme based sensor technology used to detect trace metals as well as other target inorganics, organics, and biologics in water.
AlpHa acquires Fluorometrics Instruments (FMI), a designer and manufacturer of optical chemical sensor systems and fiber-optic chemical sensors, expanding AlpHa’s optical dissolved oxygen sensor portfolio and adding optical pH and other highly differentiated solutions.
AlpHa partners with UK-based ANB Sensors to exclusively license and commercialize the iRef technology, a patented method for measuring and automatically compensating for reference electrode drift, enabling the manufacture of highly intelligent, calibration-free electrochemistry sensors.