Sentry Equipment Corp. acquires Gustafson Automatic Samplers

Gustafson Automatic Samplers has been purchased from Bayer CropScience by Sentry Equipment Corp in Oconomowoc, Wis. With the 2003 acquisition of Bristol Equipment Co. and the new acquisition of Gustafson, Sentry now has one of the most comprehensive lines of products for process sampling applications...

OCONOMOWOC, WI, Aug. 23, 2005 -- Sentry Equipment Corp, the leading worldwide supplier of sampling components and systems for over 80 years, has purchased the Gustafson Automatic Sampler product line from Bayer CropScience. The Gustafson sampler line provides sampling solutions for a variety of bulk solids including granules, flakes, powders, pellets and slurries, and serves a range of industries including cement, chemical, plastic, coal, feed/grain, food, dairy and fertilizer. This addition to Sentry's existing line of manual and automatic samplers for gases, liquids, slurries and bulk solids creates the most comprehensive line of products for process sampling applications in the world.

"We now have a very unique position in the market, with capabilities to provide sampling solutions for virtually any process application," said Bill Werra, Sentry's Process Sampling Business Unit Manager. "Our focus is set solely on sampling, and we now have a tremendous presence in the market. There is no other company in the industry who dedicates their resources specifically to as broad a range of sampling solutions or has our vast array of application and product expertise."

Sentry's product line includes closed loop needle and cylinder samplers, ISOLOK® samplers, and sample coolers. For sanitary applications, Sentry has a range of 3-A certified products to meet the dairy industry's stringent sanitary standards. "All of these products equip our customers with the necessary tools that enable them to better analyze their processes, and as a result, improve their overall product quality and process control. We have developed a myriad of solutions that range from simple in nature to very complex. Whether the application calls for sampling milk, oil, high-pressure steam, cement, or radioactive waste, Sentry Equipment Corp has a solution," said Werra.

The integration of the Gustafson sampler product line is well under way, with full engineering and manufacturing operations dedicated to a smooth transition at their headquarters in Oconomowoc. Sentry has the core capabilities to design, manufacture, and service the existing Gustafson products, and the expertise to develop product and system enhancements and extensions in the future.

Sentry Equipment Corp. (www.sentry-equip.com) is an employee-owned company that has been supplying engineered solutions since 1924 to a wide range of corporate clients, including leaders in the industries of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, cement, food, dairy and many others. Sentry helps their clients protect their investments in quality and productivity by providing the tools with which they view, control and improve their processes.

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