Bently Nevada, a Baker Hughes business, is located in Minden, Nevada. Minden is a census-designated place in Douglas County, Nevada, United States. The population was 3,001 at the 2010 census. Douglas County is a county in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 46,997. Its county seat is Minden and is adjacent to the town of Gardnerville. Parts of Lakes Tahoe are included in this count. It was founded in 1906 by Heinrich Friedrich Dangberg Jr., who named it after the town of Minden, in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, which was near his father's birthplace. A large share of the first settlers were Germans. Minden was founded on company land of the Dangberg Home Ranch and Dangberg commissioned most of the town's early buildings. Minden has had a post office since 1906. Bently Nevada has been a staple of the valley since the 1970s.
Since the inception of the proximity probe in the 1950's, Bently Nevada has been a key company in the asset protection and condition monitoring market. It has made key contributions to machine monitoring standards. As of 2018, it employed over 1,400 people worldwide, with facilities in nine countries, and had over four million sensors installed. With over a dozen different models of monitoring systems sold over more than 40 years, it has the largest installed base of permanently installed transducers and monitoring channels in the world.