Spectris to Acquire Omega Engineering

U.K.-based instrumentation and controls company expands its process measurement and control instrumentation offering.


Spectris plc, based in Egham, England, has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Omega Engineering business. Spectris plc, based in Egham, England, has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Omega Engineering business. Omega is a supplier of process measurement and control instrumentation across a broad range of categories, including automation, wireless, test and measurement, process control, power monitoring, environmental, and lab equipment.

Founded in 1962, Omega has grown steadily and is now an established source in the technical marketplace. The company offers over 100,000 product items for measuring temperature, pressure, flow, level, strain, humidity, pH, and conductivity, as well as a comprehensive line of data acquisition, electric heating, and custom engineered products. 

“We are delighted to have reached agreement to acquire the Omega Engineering business, which will bring a significant strategic growth platform to Spectris,” said John O’Higgins, chief executive of Spectris. “Omega will continue to serve its customers with innovative products and outstanding service. With its focus on control of temperature, pressure, flow and other common industrial process measurements, Omega is a natural fit for our industrial controls segment and enables us to expand our product offering to customers globally.”

Spectris plc is a leading supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. The company’s products and technologies help customers to improve product quality and performance. Its global customer base spans a diverse range of end user markets.

Spectris operates across four business segments, which reflect the applications and industries it serves: materials analysis, test and measurement, in-line instrumentation, and industrial controls. Individual companies within the group include Malvern Instruments, Brüel & Kjaer, HBM, Beta LaserMike, NDC Infrared, Microscan, and Red Lion. The company employs over 6,400 people, with offices in more than 30 countries.



Edited by Peter Welander, pwelander@cfemedia.com

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