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Cooper acquires MTL Instruments Group


February 22, 2008
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Houston, Tex. – Cooper Industries’ subsidiary, Cooper Controls (U.K.) Limited, has acquired more than 98 percent of the outstanding shares of The MTL Instruments Group and will exercise its right under U.K. law to acquire the remaining outstanding shares.

MTL develops and supplies instrumentation and protection equipment for use in hazardous environments. According to Cooper Industries chairman and CEO Kirk S. Hachigian, the company believes the transaction will accelerate the growth of Cooper Crouse-Hinds within the global petrochemical and energy markets.