Ceramic Industry

Ametek Acquires Land Instruments International (7/5/06)

July 5, 2006

AMETEK, Inc. has acquired Land Instruments International Limited, a global supplier of high-end analytical instrumentation. With its headquarters in Dronfield, UK, Land Instruments has annual sales of approximately £22 million ($41 million). It was acquired from an investor group led by 3i plc. "Land Instruments is an excellent addition to our high-end process and analytical instruments business. It offers an extensive range of infrared temperature measurement, combustion efficiency and emissions monitoring instruments. With this acquisition, our high-end analytical instruments business now totals nearly $500 million in annualized sales," said Frank S. Hermance, AMETEK chairman and chief executive officer.

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