Nagra Kudelski GmbH, also known as Nagra Audio or simply Nagra,
is a Swiss developer and manufacturer of high-end audio equipment for the
professional audio and film industry, with its headquarters in
Romanel-sur-Lausanne (Switzerland). They are particularly known for their
wide range of professional audio recorders
and a series of high-precision
miniature tape recorders.
Nagra also produces a range of
special products for
law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
Nagra was founded by Polish-born Stéfan Kudelski (1929).
After his move to Switzerland, the first recorder (Nagra I)
was introduced in 1951 .
Over the years, Nagra developed a wide range of high-end audio and video
The company still exists today,
but has been split into several legal entities.
Nagra produces equipment for digital television, public access systems
and high-end audio.
Stefan Kudelski retired in 1991 and was succeeded by his son André .