DAILY NEWS Apr 25, 2014 4:16 PM - 0 comments

Instrumentation firm acquires competitor

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2014-04-25

Stamford, CT - Newport Electronics Inc. was merged into Omega Engineering Inc. at the start of 2014.  Newport has been a supplier of high-precision test, measurement, process control and automation instrumentation for more than four decades, having begun manufacturing electronic instrumentation in 1965.

As a part of Omega, the company will do business under the Omega name. Newport will continue to produce products such as signal conditioners, transmitters and controllers. The Shop On-line feature of newportUS.com has been closed. Online users can now go directly to http://www.omega.com to place online orders. The http://www.newportUS.com website will remain as a resource for manuals, specifications, mechanical information and more.

Founded in 1962, Omega has grown to become an established global company in the technical marketplace. It offers over 100,000 state-of-the-art solutions for measurement of temperature, pressure, flow, level, strain, humidity, pH and conductivity, as well as a comprehensive line of data acquisition, electric heating and custom engineered products.

In 2011, Omega Engineering Inc. was acquired by Spectris plc. Spectris plc is a supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. The company’s products and technologies help customers to improve product quality and performance, improve core manufacturing processes, reduce downtime and wastage, and reduce time to market. Its global customer base spans a diverse range of end user markets.

Spectris operates across four business segments, which reflect the applications and industries it serves: Materials Analysis, Test and Measurement, In-line Instrumentation and Industrial Controls.

Headquartered in Egham, Surrey, England, the company employs over 6,400 people, with offices in more than 30 countries. It has an office in Laval, QC, operating under the Omega Environmental banner.



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