Safety/Explosion Protection Hoerbiger Boost Explosion Protection Business by Acquiring Newson Gale

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Safety specialist Hoerbiger of Switzerland boosts ist explosion protection portfolio with the acquisition of Newson Gale, an English company specialized in surpressing static electricity as an ignition source.

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Newson Gale is specialised in solutions dedicated to disabling uncontrolled discharge of static electricity and eliminating ignition sources in potentially flammable and combustible atmospheres.
Newson Gale is specialised in solutions dedicated to disabling uncontrolled discharge of static electricity and eliminating ignition sources in potentially flammable and combustible atmospheres.
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Nottingham/United Kingdom – The acquisition shall help Hoerbiger to strategically strengthen its business model built on performance-defining components with new value creating technological features. As leading player, Newson Gale is focused on its customers' applications and having a deep understanding of the associated challenges imposed by electrostatic loading, company speakers stated.

With its application driven business model, Newson Gale has gained a leading position in the United Kingdom. Within the recent years, the company has also successfully ventured into North America.

"Safety and explosion prevention technology are attractive growth markets which ideally complement our core business and thus hold attractive development potential", states Dr. Martin Komischke, Group CEO of Hoerbiger and Chairman of the Executive Board. "With Newson Gale's reputation and know-how, we will strengthen our leading role as developer and global provider of performance-defining safety related components and services."

In September 2015, the Swiss company acquired IEP Technologies of Marlborough, Massachusetts/USA, a leading providers of safety and explosion protection technology for a broad range of industrial plant engineering applications. The acquisition of IEP Technologies has created a platform for adding other products and services contributing to a common mission of protecting people and mitigating the hazards of explosions in industrial environments.

With the acquisition of Newson Gale, Hoerbiger Safety Solutions becomes an even more diverse player in safety and explosion mitigation. "We have searched for a partner who will be committed to further develop the success of Newson Gale", says Newson Gale CEO Graham Tyers. " Hoerbiger is a buyer active in the industrial safety business with global market access and providing a stable financial background."

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