Ross Controls has announced the acquisition of the Industrial division of Automatic Valve Corp., as of September 1, 2017.
“We have the highest respect for Automatic Valve’s reputation and are thrilled to add its products and customers to our company. This acquisition is exciting for many reasons and, most importantly, because Ross and Automatic Valve share a common culture as family-owned companies and a common vision—providing the highest quality products to customers, backed by outstanding customer service. ROSS and Automatic Valve also share a passion for innovation and for customer-centric engineering solutions supported by world class manufacturing techniques,” said Jeff Hand, Ross’ President and CEO.
Established in 1921, Ross is headquartered in Troy, Michigan and is ISO certified. Ross designs and manufactures pneumatic valves, control systems, and is universally recognized as a global leader in fluid power safety solutions and poppet valve technology. Ross provides standard products and customized Ross/FLEX solutions for machinery and automation. Selling to original equipment manufacturers and end-users throughout the world, Ross reaches its global customer base through manufacturing and distribution facilities located in the United States, Germany, France, England, Japan, China, Brazil, India, and Canada. In addition to its direct sales team, ROSS markets its products through a worldwide network of more than 100 distributors.
Automatic Valve, also ISO certified, with a history dating to 1945, manufactures pneumatic industrial valves for a broad range of industrial automation, automotive, and process control applications at its Novi, Michigan facility. Automatic Valve markets its products internationally and is well recognized for its ability to provide fast solutions for specialized customer needs. Placing the customer first is core to Automatic Valve; engineering and quality are the foundations.
The acquisition of Automatic Valve expands Ross’ product portfolio and provides new opportunities in the Process, Power Generation, and Mobile Transportation industries, among others. Integrating the business will be transparent to current Automatic Valve customers and market channels, as Ross will continue to design and manufacture the majority of Automatic Valve’s industrial product portfolio in Novi, Michigan. Over the next several months, teams will be working to optimize the collective strengths of these two outstanding companies.
It should be noted that Ross did not acquire Automatic Valve’s Nuclear division which will continue to service its nuclear power customers while operating under a new name–Automatic Valve Nuclear (www.avnuclear.com).
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