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K-TEK Acquires KAB Instruments

March 2, 2007

K-TEK LLC, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art level instrumentation, has announced the acquisition of KAB Instruments Pty. Ltd. and its line of non-contact ultrasonic level measurement equipment.

Located in South Africa, KAB serves the mining, plastics, pulp and paper, and aggregates industries with a family of ultrasonic transducers, transmitters, and controllers. The high-accuracy devices provide precise level measurement over long ranges under challenging conditions, up to 60 meters at 0.25% accuracy. A unique microprocessor design provides instant variable gain and power control of transmitted signals even when measuring foams and extreme dusty environments associated with solids, grains, and powders.

KAB currently operates in 53 countries around the world. Through this acquisition, K-TEK will offer all KAB products through K-TEK's distribution network in the Americas and in selected countries within Asia and the Middle East. In addition, K-TEK will maintain the current KAB distribution network with minor consolidation in selected countries. K-TEK and KAB will continue collaborating on technology development and sales distribution. KAB's Managing Director, Kevin Barnfather, will relocate to the USA and take on a key business development role by overseeing the global sales and marketing responsibilities for the complete ultrasonic product line. With the addition of KAB's non-contact ultrasonic product line, K-TEK will have multiple technologies available to meet any bulk solids level measurement requirements.