Sensotherm: the largest producers of thin film platinum temperature sensors
Hampton VA, USA ??? Measurement Specialties, Inc. has announced the completion of the acquisition of the capital stock of Sensotherm Temperatursensorik GmbH, a German limited liability company and Secon Kft., a Hungarian limited liability company (together, ???Sensotherm”) a leader in the design and manufacture of platinum (Pt) thin film RTD temperature sensors for ???5.2 million or approximately $7.0 million.
The acquisition closed August 30th.
Frank Guidone, Company CEO commented, ???Sensotherm, while small, is quite strategic for our temperature group. Thin film Pt temperature sensors are the only meaningful temperature sensing technology that we do not currently control in-house; this acquisition fills that gap. The integration of the Sensotherm operations should generate ~$0.5 million in incremental annual synergy benefit for the Company. Once completed, we expect the transaction to contribute over $1.7 million in annual EBITDA and approximately $4.4 million in annual sales.???
Dr. Heinrich Zitzmann, co-founder and CEO of Sensotherm commented, “Given MEAS??? global reach, capabilities and synergies, we expect the combination will allow us to dramatically accelerate growth and drive operational efficiencies.”
About Measurement Specialties:
Measurement Specialties, Inc. (MEAS) designs and manufactures sensors and sensor-based systems to measure precise ranges of physical characteristics such as pressure, temperature, position, force, vibration, humidity and photo optics. MEAS uses multiple advanced technologies ??? piezo-resistive silicon sensors, applicationspecific integrated circuits, micro-electromechanical systems (???MEMS???), piezoelectric polymers, foil strain gauges, force balance systems, fluid capacitive devices, linear and rotational variable differential transformers, electromagnetic displacement sensors, hygroscopic capacitive sensors, ultrasonic sensors, optical sensors, negative thermal coefficient (???NTC???) ceramic sensors, mechanical resonators and submersible hydrostatic level sensors ??? to engineer sensors that operate precisely and cost effectively.
The Sensotherm Business is one of the largest producers of platinum temperature sensors in thin film technology operating out of Nurenberg, Germany and Hungary.