Weed Instruments is now Ultra Electronics, Nuclear Sensors & Process Instrumentation
Weed Instrument Co., acquired by Ultra Electronics Holdings plc for $31.6 million in November 2008, is now known as Ultra Electronics, Nuclear Sensors & Process Instrumentation . Ultra says it has expertise in sensors and control systems required for safe operation of modern nuclear reactors. See the rebranded website.
Ultra Electronics Holdings is a publicly quoted company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Weed, previously a privately owned company, designs and manufactures high integrity
, fiber optic converters and
for civil nuclear power, aerospace, and process industries. In the 12 months to September 2008, Weed had sales of approximately $19 million and an operating profit of about $3.2 million.
Modern nuclear reactors are a “rising market in both the U.K. and North America– money must be spent on replacing and upgrading existing systems whilst creating the capability to support future new build,” says Douglas Caster, chief executive of Ultra. “This acquisition gives Ultra a strong market position both sides of the Atlantic.”
There have been no personnel or organizational changes at Weed as a result of the acquisition and the company continues to operate from its Round Rock, TX, facility. While the legal name of Weed Instrument Co. Inc. is being retained, to leverage the global brand of Ultra Electronics, the trading name of Weed Instrument has been changed to “Ultra Electronics, Nuclear Sensors & Process Instrumentation.” The new URL is www.ultra-nspi.com .
Ultra Electronics says it employs more than 3,000 people worldwide, focuses on high integrity sensing, control, communication and display systems with an emphasis on integrated information technology solutions.
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