BERWYN, Pa. (Aug. 7, 2013) – AMETEK, Inc., announced has acquired Controls Southeast, Inc. (CSI), a manufacturer of custom-engineered thermal solutions, from Industrial Growth Partners for approximately $160 million. Based near Charlotte, N.C., Controls Southeast has annual sales of approximately $50 million.
CSI provides proprietary heating systems for industrial piping, valves and instruments as well as jacketed piping and specialty fabrication products. Its products and thermal solutions are used to heat liquids and gases in a broad range of critical processes for such industries as oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, plastics and pharmaceuticals.
“CSI is a great addition to AMETEK. Its products are highly differentiated and complementary to our Process & Analytical Instruments Division. CSI is an excellent fit with our Process Instruments and O’Brien businesses,” notes Frank S. Hermance, AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
“CSI’s products and systems create additional opportunities for AMETEK to broaden the range of solutions we offer industries such as oil and gas processing and sulfur recovery, where we already have strong, well-established positions. We expect to leverage the customer relationships of our combined businesses and tap our global capabilities to extend CSI’s reach into key process markets worldwide,” he adds.
CSI has its headquarters and manufacturing operations in Charlotte. It joins AMETEK as part of its Electronic Instruments Group (EIG)—a recognized leader in advanced monitoring, testing, calibrating and display instruments with 2012 sales of $1.9 billion.
AMETEK is a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of $3.5 billion.