Marposs SpA, a global supplier of precision gauging equipment and measurement technology, has acquired Italian laser systems manufacturer Aeroel srl.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Aeroel, based in Pradamano, Italy, produces high-accuracy laser micrometers and laser gauges for noncontact diameter measurement and control in plastics extrusion. The company's products are mainly used by machine manufacturers or system integrators in the wire, appliance, aerospace, automotive and oleodynamics markets.
No changes will be made to Aeroel staff or its production structure, the company said.
"The Aeroel offering will be integrated into the Marposs brand of measurement and inspection offerings, extending our market reach into areas such as plastic extrusion of tubes, rods, cables ... and copper wire enamel coating to create new [opportunities] for us," Gary Sicheneder, manager of new market development at Marposs, said in a June 13 news release.
Plastics News has reached out to the company for further comment.
Marposs is headquartered in Bentivoglio, Italy. The company's U.S. operations, Marposs Corp., are in Auburn Hills, Mich.
The company manufactures individual gauging components, in-process gauges and compensation systems for grinders, automatic measurement and inspection systems, hardware and software data collection as well as tool, machine and process monitoring and control systems.
Over the past decade, Marposs has been on an acquisition prowl, starting in 2000 with its purchase of Millennium Automation Inc., a Fremont, Calif.-based supplier of material handling, analytical test systems and advanced manufacturing process equipment.
"The acquisition of solid companies that produce and market complementary products to our traditional solutions has been so far one of the drivers of our growth, together with the investments on our R&D and the development of our manufacturing and sales structures," Marposs President Stefano Possati said in a statement.
Marposs Group now has 15 brands, including Aeroel, with more than 3,000 employees worldwide.