Bad Ragaz/Switzerland, August 31, 2011.
- Transaction announced at the beginning of August successfully closed
- New market opportunities with hydrogen leak detection technology in industries such as public utilities, automotive and fuel cell technology
INFICON (SIX Swiss Exchange: IFCN) a leading, worldwide manufacturer of instrumentation and process control software for advanced industrial vacuum processes, has closed the acquisition of Adixen Scandinavia AB from Pfeiffer Vacuum effective August 31, 2011. The Sweden-based Adixen Scandinavia AB is a global leader in leak detection with hydrogen as a testing gas. This acquisition complements INFICON’s expertise in leak detection applications with potentially higher leak rates including industries such as public utilities, automotive and fuel cell technology. The two parties have agreed not to disclose financial details.E-mail Alerts
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INFICON is a leading provider of innovative instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and advanced process control software that enhance productivity and quality in sophisticated industrial vacuum processes. These analysis, measurement and control products are essential for gas leak detection in air conditioning/refrigeration, and automotive manufacturing. They are vital to equipment manufacturers and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for optics, flat panel displays, solar cells and industrial vacuum coating applications. Other users of vacuum based processes include the life sciences, research, aerospace, packaging, heat treatment, laser cutting and many other industrial processes. We also leverage our expertise in vacuum technology to provide unique, toxic chemical analysis products for emergency response, security, and environmental monitoring. INFICON is headquartered in Switzerland and has world-class manufacturing facilities in Europe, the United States and China, as well as subsidiaries in China, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. INFICON registered shares (IFCN) are listed on SIX Swiss Exchange. For more information about INFICON and its products, please visit www.inficon.com
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