GE Industrial Systems buys Spirent plc’s Sensing Solutions

Plainville, Conn - GE Industrial Systems, a division of the General Electric Co., recently finalized its acquisition of the Sensing Solutions group of Spirent plc (London, U.K.).

By Dave Harrold, senior editor November 16, 2001

Plainville, Conn – GE Industrial Systems , a division of the General Electric Co., recently finalized its acquisition of the Sensing Solutions group of Spirent plc (London, U.K.). The new entity will retain the Sensing Solutions name, and continue to manufacture products and subsystems for sensing temperature, humidity and pressure in the pharmaceutical, biomedical and automotive industries.

‘With this acquisition, GE Industrial Systems acquires a recognized leader in sensor technology with quality products and leading edge technology that are an exciting expansion of our product offering, yet complement many of the industrial components manufactured by our business,’ said Lloyd Trotter, GE Industrial Systems’ president and ceo.

Sensing Solutions group includes three principal divisions:

  • Temperature: including Thermometrics, a global provider of temperature measurement and sensing solutions principally in the automotive and medical sectors;

  • Humidity: including General Eastern Instruments, which provides a range of products for the measurement of humidity and pressure for a variety of industries; and

  • Pharmaceutical: including Kaye Instruments, a supplier of products and services for thermal calibration, validation and monitoring, primarily in medical device sterilization and pharmaceutical production.