L-3 Communications Purchases PerkinElmer Detection Systems

Boston, MA, New York, NY and Hawthorne, CA – L-3 Communications has purchased PerkinElmer’s Detection Systems business for approximately $100 Million. The Detection Systems business primarily consists of security systems for the x-ray screening of cargo, baggage and parcels. L-3 Communications makes a computer tomography (CT) explosive detection system for baggage screening. With the expanded [...]

PerkinElmer Sells IRAS

Boston, MA and Paoli, PA – PerkinElmer has sold its Instruments for Research and Applied Science (IRAS) product line to AMETEK and its Voltarc Technologies business to Innovative Technologies Group for a total of approximately $85 million. AMETEK stated that it paid approximately $63 million in cash for IRAS, which manufactures and markets nuclear spectroscopy [...]

Zygo Corporation Sells Its Automation Systems Group

Middlefield, CT – Zygo Corporation sold its Automations Systems Group to Brooks Automation, Inc. of Chelmsford, Massachusetts for $11 million cash. While the final price is subject to adjustment, Brooks Automation has assumed all assets as well as liabilities of the business. Located in Longmont, Colorado, the Automation Systems Group is a leading manufacturer of [...]

Danaher Acquires Viridor

Washington, DC and Devon, England – Danaher has agreed to acquire Viridor Instrumentation from Pennon Group plc for approximately $135 million. Viridor’s four businesses, Ele International, GLI International, Hydrolab and Orbisphere, manufacture lab and process instruments for water analysis. Danaher estimates Viridor’s revenues at approximately $75 million. Viridor will join the Water Quality Group of [...]

AVL North America Acquires Pierburg Instruments

Graz, Austria and Plymouth, MI – AVL, an engine instrumentation and test systems company, has acquired Pierburg Instruments and a majority interest in Pierburg Instruments GmbH. Pierburg develops and sells emissions and fuel measurement systems, with revenue totaling $34 million in 2001. Each company will retain its respective brand and continue to market, produce and [...]

Environnement SA Acquires Cosma

France – Complementary products and technologies lead to Environnement SA’s acquisition of Cosma. Environnement SA will integrate Cosma’s new and future products as well as its extensive range of analyzers. Cosma, however, will remain an independent unit of Environnement SA and will preserve its own website. In 1999, Environnement SA reported sales of 101 million [...]

CEA Donates $1.3 million to SAIT Organization

Houston, TX – CEA Systems Inc. donated $1.3 million of plant design software known as Plant-4D to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary, Alberta. Relatively new to Canada, Plant 4D software is designed to reduce the cost and time in designing plants or modifying existing plants that require pressurized piping. The donation was [...]

Teledyne Technologies Buys API

Los Angeles, CA – Teledyne Technologies has acquired Advanced Pollution Instrumentation (API), which develops and manufactures instruments for monitoring air-borne pollutants. API will join Teledyne Instruments division, part of Teledyne’s Electronic and Communications business segment, and change its name to Teledyne Advanced Pollution Instrumentation. The companies stated that they expect synergies from the partnership and [...]

MKS Instruments to Acquire ENI Division of Emerson Electric Co.

Andover, MA – MKS Instruments, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the ENI division of Emerson Electric Co. Under the terms of the agreement, MKS will issue 12 million shares of common stock, valued at $251 million, in exchange for the businesses and assets of ENI. MKS will also assume approximately $3.5 [...]

Protasis and CEI Partners to Develop Optimization Services

Marlboro, MA – Protasis Corporation, a spin-off of Waters Corporation, and Column Engineering, Inc. (CEI) are partnering to develop method optimization and automation services for application scientists and process engineers. Both companies will work closely with customers to optimize flow path, chemistries and parameters for process monitoring applications. Protasis’ microfabrication techniques allow it to repackage [...]

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