Instruments Manufacturing Since 1994

Innovator of Electromagnetic Impedance Technology

About TransTech Systems


TransTech Systems is an instrument company that develops innovative and nondestructive evaluation products for the construction industry, all of which are based on our core technology. The patented Pavement Quality Indicator (PQI 380), developed and manufactured in New York, is the leading non-nuclear asphalt pavement quality control device in the world. The groundbreaking PQI set the standard for non-nuclear gauges when it was introduced over 25 years ago.

The founders of TransTech Systems had many years of experience in the road construction industry and recognized from the start that many construction and civil engineering methods had changed very little over the decades. Our creative and talented management and R&D groups are actively seeking to change this scenario by partnering with university and military researchers, government agencies, manufacturing companies and construction contractors to develop tomorrow’s advanced technologies that will enable material characterization and quality control needs to be addressed in a rapid, safe and cost-effective way.

Our History

TransTech Systems Founded
September 1994

TransTech Systems Founded

TransTech Systems Incorporates; Offering the Joint Maker product with just a few employees.

PQI Prototype
January 1996

Birth of the PQI

TransTech Systems develops the first prototype of the PQI - Pavement Quality Indicator. The first non-nuclear asphalt density gauge ever created!

TransTech Systems Revenue
March 1998

Revenues Exceed $1,000,000

TransTech Systems revenues exceed $1,000,000.

TransTech Systems Schenectady Office
January 2001

TransTech Systems Is Growing

Moved our operation to State St. in Schenectady, NY. Total number of employees is now 13.

PQI 300 Introduced
July 2001

PQI 300 Introduced

TransTech Systems launches the Pavement Quality Indicator model PQI 300.

PQI 301 Introduced
May 2003

PQI 301 Introduced

TransTech Systems launches the Pavement Quality Indicator model PQI 301.

PQI 301 NOVA Award
August 2003

PQI 301 Wins Award

The PQI 301 wins the Construction Innovation Forum's NOVA Award

PQI Received AASHTO TP68 Standard
January 2004

AASHTO Standard TP68

The PQI receives AASHTO TP68 recognition.

TransTech Systems European Market
February 2004

Opened European Market

TransTech Systems extends it's sales reach to the European market.

QCQA Labs Opened
July 2004

QCQA Labs is Born

QCQA Labs is open for business.

PQI 301 Gains ASTM Standard
April 2005

PQI 301 Gains ASTM Standard

TransTech Systems PQI 301 non-nuclear asphalt density gauge gains ASTM recognition.

SWM Top Rollout Award
May 2005

SWM Wins Award

The Shoulder Wedge Maker wins Better Roads Top Rollout award.

PQI 301 Top Rollout Award
July 2005

PQI 301 Wins Award

The PQI 301 wins Better Roads Top Rollout award.

TransTech Systems European Office
January 2006

European Office Opened

TransTech Systems opens a second sales office in Europe.

SDG Introduced
June 2008

SDG Introduced

TransTech Systems launches the first generation of the SDG - Soil Density Gauge. The first non-nuclear soil density gauge ever created!

SDG Top Rollout Award
August 2008

SDG Wins Award

The SDG - Soil Density Gauge wins Better Roads Top Rollout award.

TransTech Systems Business Review Award
October 2008

TransTech Systems Award

TransTech Systems is named Small Business of the Year by the Albany Business Review.

TransTech Systems Asia Pacific Market
March 2009

Opened Asia Pacific Market

TransTech Systems extends it's sales reach to the Asia Pacific market.

TransTech Systems CEG Award
July 2009

TransTech Systems Award

TransTech Systems wins The Center for Economic Growth's Technology Entrepreneur award.

PQI 380 Introduced
January 2010

PQI 380 Introduced

TransTech Systems launches the Pavement Quality Indicator model PQI 380.

TransTech Systems International Orders
March 2010

International Orders Milestone

TransTech Systems international orders exceed domestic!

TransTech Systems Global Business Award
May 2011

TransTech Systems Award

TransTech Systems wins The Tech Valley Global Business Network – International Trade Award.

TransTech Systems Revenue
August 2011

Revenues Exceed $3,500,000

TransTech Systems revenues exceed $3,500,000.

TransTech Systems 28 International Distributors
January 2012

28 International Distributors

TransTech Systems takes on 28 exclusive international distributors.

SDG 200 Introduced
March 2012

SDG 200 Introduced

TransTech Systems launches the second generation SDG 200 - Soil Density Gauge.

QCQA Labs Sold
September 2013

QCQA Labs Is Sold

TransTech Systems sells QCQA Labs testing facility to focus on core mission.

PQI 380 Top 30 Award
May 2014

PQI 380 Wins Award

The PQI 380 is named Asphalt Contractor's Top 30 Editor's Choice Products.

SDG 200 Top 30 Award
April 2015

SDG 200 Wins Award

The SDG 200 is named Asphalt Contractor's Top 30 Editor's Choice Products.

Selling Products in 86 Countries
June 2015

Selling Products In 86 Countries

TransTech Systems products now being sold into 86 countries.

TransTech Systems Latham Office
May 2016

Moved to Latham, NY

Moved our operation Latham, NY. Larger facility enabled us to focus on our core technology.

TransTech Systems Export Award
April 2017

TransTech Systems Award

TransTech Systems earns The Export-Import Bank of the United States – Export Achievement Certificate.

TransTech Systems Rapid Prototyping
October 2017

Rapid Prototyping

TransTech Systems acquires two 3D printers and begins rapid prototyping / additive manufacturing operation.

TransTech Systems Lean Training
February 2018

Lean Training

TransTech Systems employees participate in a year long lean training program, making our manufacturing process more efficient.

PQI 380 Top 30 Award
May 2019

PQI 380 Wins Award

The PQI 380 is named for a second time as Asphalt Contractor's Top 30 Editor's Choice Products.

Covid19 Support
April 2020

TransTech Covid-19 Support

TransTech Systems 3D prints protective face masks for local healthcare facilities.

John Lamond Sales Manager
February 2021

Increasing Sales Effort

TransTech Systems brings John Lamond onboard with many years experience as sales manager.

Tradeshow Attendance
January 2022

Ramping Up Tradeshow Attendance

TransTech Systems increases tradeshow attendance, speaking and exhibiting at more than 22 events.

Technology Development
March 2023

Continual Technology Development

TransTech Systems continues to refine and develop it's impedance technology, seeking new applications for measurement.

Ames Engineering
May 2024

We Are Growing!

TransTech Systems is proud to announce the acquisition of Ames Engineering.