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Ametek Acquires Materials Hardness Testing Technology And Products


AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today announced that it has acquired Newage Testing Instruments (“Newage”), a privately held manufacturer of hardness testing equipment used in a broad range of industries, including aerospace, oil exploration and defense.

“Newage provides an excellent fit with the products offered by our Measurement & Calibration Technologies business. Their hardness testing equipment and technology complements our Lloyd Instruments universal materials testing machines and broadens the range of materials testing solutions we can provide and support through our global sales and service network,” notes Frank S. Hermance, AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Newage’s differentiated measurement technology, coupled with its market - leading automation and application software, complements AMETEK’s growing product line of materials testing technology. The addition of Newage’s hardness testing technology enables AMETEK to meet the growing demand for measuring very thin materials, small parts, and micro-structures in the surface of materials, with applications in the testing of metals, ceramics and composite materials.

Newage becomes part of AMETEK Measurement & Calibration Technologies (M&CT) a division of AMETEK’s Electronic Instruments Group (EIG) a global leader in advanced instruments for process, aerospace, power and industrial markets and had 2007 sales of approximately $1.2 billion.


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