Measurement Specialties Inc. (MEAS), a global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems, announced the acquisition of Pressure Systems Inc. (PSI). Located in Hampton, VA, PSI is a global leader in pressure sensing instrumentation for the aerospace research industry and for water monitoring within operational and resource management applications. The company acquired the outstanding capital stock of PSI from Esterline Technologies Corp., its parent company, for approximately $25 million in cash. The transaction closed September 8, 2010.
Frank Guidone, company CEO commented, "We are very excited about the addition of PSI to our pressure sensor product line. PSI commands a dominant share in the aerospace research industry, with its innovative pressure sensing instrumentation sold to major aircraft businesses, along with turbo-machinery customers involved in aero-propulsion turbine development and maintenance, power generation turbine development, and a wide spectrum of other industrial turbo-machinery applications. The water monitoring industry is large and a significant growth opportunity for MEAS. PSI is a leader in hydrostatic level measurement, a natural extension to MEAS' established expertise within pressure transducers. Due to the location of this acquisition and proximity to our existing Hampton facility, we will be able to consolidate operations to our facility and expect to achieve meaningful cost synergies through the business combination."
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Measurement Specialties Inc. (MEAS) designs and manufactures sensors and sensor-based systems to measure precise ranges of physical characteristics, such as pressure, temperature, position, force, vibration, humidity, and photo optics. MEAS uses multiple advanced technologies—piezo-resistive silicon sensors, application-specific integrated circuits, MEMS, piezoelectric polymers, foil strain gauges, force balance systems, fluid capacitive devices, linear and rotational variable differential transformers, electromagnetic displacement sensors, hygroscopic capacitive sensors, ultrasonic sensors, optical sensors, negative thermal coefficient ceramic sensors, and mechanical resonators—to engineer sensors that operate precisely and cost effectively.