Acquisition brings new capabilities to the Acal Group

11th July 2017
Lanna Cooper

Leader in advanced technology solutions, Acal BFi, has enhanced and extended its specialist and custom solutions offer with sensor, switch and motion system technologies from the Variohm Group.

Following the acquisition by Acal, the four brands - Variohm EuroSensor, Herga Technology, Ixthus Instrumentation and Heason Technology - now have access to a Europe-wide customer base with Acal BFi.

All companies share a synergy of custom design, manufacture and provision of specialist solutions for the industrial, medical, automotive testing and process control markets.

Enhancing the industry’s leading mission critical and harsh environment sensor portfolio
Variohm EuroSensor’s portfolio of standard and custom application specific sensor solutions is designed to meet the requirements of the most stringent applications. Perfectly complementing Acal BFi’s sensor range and capabilities, EuroSensor’s solutions provide precise and stable measurement for a range of mission critical applications.

For sector-specific and harsh environment applications, customers can now take advantage of solutions from Ixthus Instrumentation. Providing custom sensors and transducers through to complete systems, its technology is well-proven in demanding applications requiring non-contact measurement of displacement, force, torque and vibration.

Bringing new capabilities to the Acal Group of specialist technology companies
The acquisition also brings new technology to Acal BFi’s extensive portfolio. Herga Technology designs, manufactures and supplies standard and custom footswitches, hand controls and air, pressure and vacuum switches for the industrial and medical markets.

Customers can now also access world-class motion system technology from Heason Technology. Combined with Acal BFi’s leading imaging, photonics and sensor expertise, the Group can now provide complete custom motion system solutions.

'The perfect partner for Acal BFi'
Martin Kemp, Business Development Director, Acal BFi, commented: “This acquisition brings new technologies, capabilities and customers to the Group. Like Acal BFi, the Variohm sister companies have a strong, customer led approach. Combined with their specialist technology and sector expertise, they are the perfect partners for Acal BFi. Customers can now access technical expertise, custom solutions, design manufacturing and a specialist technology portfolio like no other, from one trusted supplier.”

Graham Pattison, Managing Director of the Variohm Group, added: “Being acquired by the Acal Group is a fantastic step forward and will directly benefit our customers. With access to over 25,000 Acal BFi customers, more design engineers can utilise our wide range of class-leading technology in their designs.”

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