Roper Industries acquires Hardy Instruments
Hardy Instruments, a San Diego-based manufacturer of process weighing, vibration monitoring and tension control solutions, announces its acquisition by Roper Industries Inc. Hardy provides precision weighing, tension control and vibration monitoring equipment.
Roper Industries describes itself as a market-driven, diversified growth company with trailing 12 month revenues of $1.9 billion, providing engineered products and solutions for global niche markets, including water, energy, radio frequency and research/medical applications. Hardy Instruments says it has been providing superior, innovative products and excellent customer service for more than 85 years. Its process weighing technology provides new opportunities to companies under Roper’s Energy Systems and Controls group. Roper’s excellence in market connectivity and international presence will aid Hardy’s global reach and future growth, the company says.
“The technology now available to other Roper companies from this acquisition, coupled with our disciplined growth process, is an exciting combination,” said Tim Winfrey, vice president of the Roper Energy Systems and Controls Group. “This is an exciting milestone for our company and we look forward to the growth opportunities this provides to Hardy Instruments such as stronger international presence and access to other technologies within the Roper business,” said David Cornwell, general manager of Hardy Instruments.
Roper divides its businesses into four groups: Industrial Technology, RF Technology, Energy Systems & Controls, and Scientific & Industrial Imaging. A company representative told Control Engineering that no changes are planned for the Hardy Process Weighing and Tension Control product lines, and all engineering, manufacturing, marketing and sales functions are expected to remain in San Diego. The Hardy Vibration Monitoring line reportedly will be integrated into Metrix’s vibration monitoring line over the next few weeks, and sold by that sales channel. Metrix is part of the same Roper division.