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DCS Parker Announces Retirement of Vice Finance President Robin Davenport 1 400

Parker Hannifin Corporation, a global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that Robin J. Davenport, Vice President - Corporate Finance, will retire effective December 31, 2022, after 19 years of dedicated service to the company.

 

 

DCS Red Lion Acquires MB Connect Line 1 400

Red Lion Controls, an operating company of UK-based Spectris plc, is pleased to announce the acquisition of MB connect line GmbH, a leading provider of secure connection of machines and plants for remote access, data collection, and M2M-communication. The addition of MB connect line supports Red Lion’s strategy to deliver secure, easy-to-use edge connectivity solutions - enabling organizations worldwide to gain secure real-time data visibility that drives productivity.

 

 

DCS Nw Rack Rep for Central USA adn Rep Expansion Hammond Manufacturing 6 400

Hammond Manufacturing is pleased to announce the addition of two new manufacturer representative appointments. Since 2020, Federal Cable has represented Hammond’s Rack Mounting Solutions product division for Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Effective April 18, 2022, Hammond was selected by Texas-based Vertical Datacom Inc, to represent Hammond’s Rack Mounting Solutions product division for Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico.

 

 

DCS Littelfuse to Acquire CK Switches 1 400

Littelfuse, Inc., an industrial technology manufacturing company empowering a sustainable, connected, and safer world, recently announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. to acquire C&K Switches at an enterprise value of $540 million.

 

 

DCS Fraba Announces Sales of VITECTOR Business Unit to CEDES 1 400

FRABA’s CEO and majority shareholder, Christian Leeser has announced the sale of FRABA’s VITECTOR business unit to CEDES, a Swiss technology company specializing in sensor systems for elevators, escalators, and industrial doors.

 

 

DCS Cummins to Acquire Meritor 1 400

Cummins Inc. and Meritor, Inc. recently announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Cummins will acquire Meritor, a global leader of drivetrain, mobility, braking, aftermarket and electric powertrain solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. Under the terms of the agreement, Cummins will pay $36.50 in cash per Meritor share, for a total transaction value of approximately $3.7 billion, including assumed debt and net of acquired cash.

 

 

DCS Danfoss Power Solutions Renames Walterscheid ube Fitting 1 400

Danfoss Power Solutions has rebranded its Walterscheid series of tube fittings. Following its acquisition of Eaton’s hydraulics business, Danfoss plans to continue investing in the product line under the new name Waltech. The Waltech name better aligns with the three connection systems that are part of the series: Walpro®, Walring™ and Walform®. The new name highlights the series’ leading technology and marks a new era of engineering innovation under Danfoss ownership.

 

 

DCS Rittal Appoints Andreas Ruzic EVP 1 400

Rittal Systems Ltd. Canada, congratulates Andreas Ruzic, Executive Vice President of Rittal North America, on his additional appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Rittal USA. This position adds operational management responsibilities to his current role of Executive Vice President of Rittal North America. In his expanded role, he will lead an executive team responsible for the growth of the business as well as the company’s operations, manufacturing, sales, and administrative functions.

 

 

DCS Siemens New Strategic Owner for Yunex Traffic 400 1

Siemens Mobility today signed an agreement to divest Yunex Traffic, the international road traffic business, to Atlantia S.p.A. The Managing Board and Supervisory Board of Siemens AG have approved the planned transaction. The purchase price is €950 million (enterprise value). Closing is expected by September 2022, subject to the relevant regulatory approvals. Yunex Traffic is a leader in innovative and intelligent infrastructure and traffic solutions for roads and cities. As a global leader in mobility infrastructure technology and services, Atlantia is a long-term, strategically oriented new owner for Yunex Traffic.

 

 

EndressHauser Bundels Analysis Expertise 3 400

Effective 1 January 2022, the Endress+Hauser subsidiaries SpectraSensors, Inc. and Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc. have joined forces to form a new company: Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis, Inc. By consolidating its expertise in the field of laser-based measurement technology, the Group is strengthening its focus on laboratory and process analysis and positioning itself to provide customers with even better support for analysis tasks in the future. 

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