This is an extremely exciting time for Brooks
Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) June 15, 2009
Brooks Instrument, a world-leading provider of flow measurement and control devices and level gauges, today announced that it has acquired certain assets of Celerity's Instrumentation division, a technology leader in precision instruments and advanced gas and liquid delivery solutions for the global semiconductor, solar, and electronics industries. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Celerity designs and manufactures precision instruments and advanced gas and liquid delivery solutions, including thermal mass flow devices, for the Semiconductor industry where it has established a global share leadership position. The combined product technology, applications expertise, and operating capabilities of Brooks Instrument and Celerity will well position customers of both companies with market leading offerings in each of its principal product markets.
"This is an extremely exciting time for Brooks," stated Jim Dale, Chief Executive Officer of Brooks Instrument. "With this acquisition, we strengthen our share in the thermal mass flow instrumentation market and establish an entry point with attractive product technology in vacuum and pressure measurement markets. Celerity's strong semiconductor market position together with Brooks' strong industrial market position will create the number one thermal mass flow supplier in the world."
The acquisition includes Celerity's next generation GF Series thermal mass flow controller, designed to precisely measure, monitor, and control ultra high purity process gas chemistry in semiconductor device and solar cell manufacturing processes; as well as other specialty products serving vacuum and pressure measurement markets.
Assets acquired by Brooks Instrument include Celerity's Allen, TX operations and its Irvine, CA, technology center as well as other sales and service locations throughout the world.
About Brooks Instrument:
Brooks Instrument, LLC, based in Pennsylvania, is a company of highly trained specialists whose goal is to provide flow solutions that exceed customer expectations. The Company has a proven history of innovation including the first miniaturized Coriolis mass flow controller (Quantim), the first watertight and explosion proof thermal mass flow controller (Mf Series), the first thermal mass flow controller with Foundation Fieldbus (SLA Series), and the first variable area meter with Foundation Fieldbus (MT3809 & MT3750). Today, Brooks Instrument's portfolio includes glass and metal tube variable area meters (rotameters), thermal mass flow controllers and meters, Coriolis mass flow controllers, meters and transmitters, pressure control products, magnetic level instruments, and a variety of flow accessories. The Company also owns Key Instruments which offers precision machined acrylic flow meters, molded plastic flow meters, glass tube flow meters, electronic flow meters, and flow control valves. Brooks Instrument has manufacturing locations, sales, and service offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information on flow solutions, products, or sales contacts please visit http://www.BrooksInstrument.com.