Thursday, October 23, 2008

News: Purex acquire Canadian firm


Purex International Ltd has announced that it has acquired the fume extraction and filtration business of PAT Technology Systems Inc of Montreal, Canada. Purex manufactures fume extraction equipment for hand and machine soldering applications in the electronics production industry. Purex also supply fume extractors for laser marking, engraving and welding processes across a wide variety of industries. The Manvers based company currently turns over approximately £7m a year and employs 45 people in the UK and 4 people in Chicago, USA. The acquired company, PAT Technology Systems Inc, is a highly renowned designer and manufacturer of fume extraction systems for the wide format inkjet printing industry. Their latest development, the innovative Captivair system, is designed to remove all of the odours created by wide format inkjet printing equipment. Paul Priestley, Managing Director of Purex said: "This is an extremely exciting opportunity for Purex to enter into a new market space and at the same time provide greater presence and support for our existing customers. The philosophies and cultures of the two businesses are so similar that I expect great synergies from this acquisition."

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