ROSS Controls acquires Pneumatrol Limited

Monday August 12, 2019
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
August 12, 2019 – Pneumatics technology specialist ROSS Controls has acquired Pneumatrol Limited as of July 31, 2019.

ROSS Controls was established in 1921 and is headquartered in Michigan, with locations around the globe, including in Canada. The company designs and manufactures pneumatic valves, control systems, and fluid power safety solutions and poppet valve technology.

Pneumatrol, headquartered in Lancashire, England, provides solutions to the international process, rail and industrial markets. Pneumatrol designs and manufactures hazardous and safe area pneumatic solenoid valves with international approvals including ATEX, IECEx, FM and NEPSI. In addition, Pneumatrol has a range of bespoke pneumatic cylinders, linear valve actuators and control systems that are designed to operate various types of rising stem valves.

The acquisition of Pneumatrol expands ROSS’s product portfolio and its presence in the U.K., while generating new opportunities in the process, rail and general automation industries. Integrating the business will be transparent to current Pneumatrol customers and market channels, as ROSS will continue to design and manufacture Pneumatrol’s product portfolio in England.

"We are ecstatic to add Pneumatrol to the ROSS group of companies," says Jeff Hand, ROSS’s president and chief executive officer. "This acquisition is exciting for many reasons; most importantly, we have a combined vision to innovate and grow the process safety market to build on ROSS’s 2017 acquisition of Automatic Valve Industrial."

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