Swagelok Co. acquires Kenmac Ltd

Swagelok Co. has completed the acquisition of Kenmac Limited, a manufacturer of instrumentation valves and manifolds, pressure regulators, process interface valves, and piping products.



SOLON, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2003 -- Swagelok Co. has completed the acquisition of Kenmac Limited, a privately held manufacturer of high-quality instrumentation valves and manifolds, pressure regulators, process interface valves, and piping products. Kenmac is located on the Isle of Man in the British Isles and employs about 130 skilled associates. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The acquisition broadens Swagelok's portfolio of high-quality products for the oil and gas, chemical, and other process industries and leverages the company's unique global distributor network.

"We are excited about this acquisition," says Arthur F. Anton, Swagelok's president and chief operating officer, "because Kenmac's products are such an excellent fit with Swagelok's existing product offering. Every bit as important is the similarity in the values and culture of the two organizations. Combining our resources and capabilities will ensure more complete solutions for fluid system customers around the world."

Robert A. Hastings, who will retain his position as managing director of Kenmac, notes, "This acquisition opens up Swagelok's world class industrial distribution network to our products so we can continue growing employment and our manufacturing base on the Isle of Man." Kenmac products such as regulators, high-pressure needle valves, distribution manifolds, root valves, block & bleed valves, and monoflanges will complement Swagelok's offering and will be available through Swagelok's network of independent sales and service centers worldwide.

Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, U.S.A., Swagelok Company is a major developer and manufacturer of fluid system component technologies for the research, analytical instrumentation, process instrumentation, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, power, petrochemical, and semiconductor industries. Swagelok products are delivered through one of the world's largest manufacturing and industrial distribution networks. More than 25 Swagelok manufacturing, research, technical service, and distribution facilities support a global network of more than 200 independent sales and service centers on six continents. For more information about Swagelok, visit the company's web site at www.swagelok.com.

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