Meggitt buys Wilcoxon to strengthen electronics, Endevco sensing divisions

San Juan Capistrano, CA—Endevco reports that its parent company, Meggitt PLC, recently agreed to acquire Wilcoxon Research Inc.

11/23/2004


San Juan Capistrano, CA— Endevco reports that its parent company, Meggitt PLC , recently agreed to acquire Wilcoxon Research Inc. It will become part of Meggitt's Electronics division, which is led by Endevco.

Meggitt manufactures products for the international aerospace, defense, and electronic sensors industries. Endevco provides mission-critical sensors for the aerospace, transportation, and medical markets. Wilcoxon supplies vibration sensors and accessories to the industrial market.

Privately held and Maryland-based, Wilcoxon has developed and manufactured sensors and wireless networks for industrial condition monitoring applications for more than 40 years. With a complementary product portfolio that includes industrial accelerometers and laboratory and test instrumentation, Wilcoxon reportedly will enhance Endevco's capabilities in sensor design and applications, uniquely positioning the company to provide a broad range of sensing alternatives.

'The acquisition of Wilcoxon is a key element in our growth strategy, bringing the latest in material and network sensing technology and an excellent reputation for high quality, service and value,' says Robert Meyer, Endevco's president. 'Endevco and Wilcoxon's combined resources, human capital and intellectual property create one of today's largest and most technologically innovative providers of sensor solutions. Customers of both companies are expected to enjoy compelling benefits as a result of this acquisition.'

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor
jmontague@reedbusiness.com





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