Ross Controls acquires industrial division of Automatic Valve
September 7, 2017
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Sep. 7, 2017 – Ross Controls has announced the acquisition of the industrial division of Automatic Valve Corp.
“We have the highest respect for Automatic Valve’s reputation and are thrilled to add its products and customers to our company. This acquisition is exciting for many reasons and, most importantly, because Ross and Automatic Valve share a common culture as family-owned companies and a common vision – providing the highest quality products to customers, backed by outstanding customer service,” said Jeff Hand, Ross president and CEO. “Ross and Automatic Valve also share a passion for innovation and for customer-centric engineering solutions supported by world class manufacturing techniques.”
The acquisition expands Ross’ product portfolio and provides new opportunities in the process, power generation, and mobile transportation industries, among others. Integrating the business will be transparent to current Automatic Valve customers and market channels, as Ross will continue to design and manufacture the majority of Automatic Valve’s industrial product portfolio in Novi, the parties say.
According to a joint statement from the two companies, Ross did not acquire Automatic Valve’s Nuclear division. It will continue to service its nuclear power customers while operating under a new name – Automatic Valve Nuclear.
Established in 1921, Ross designs and manufactures pneumatic valves and control systems, and is a developer of fluid power safety solutions and poppet valve technology. Selling to OEM and end-users, Ross operates a number of manufacturing and distribution facilities around the world, including Canada.
Automatic Valve, with a history dating to 1945, manufactures pneumatic industrial valves for a range of industrial automation, automotive, and process control applications at its Novi, Mich., facility.