February 18, 2014
Electro-Sensors Inc. has acquired the advanced wireless hazard monitoring product line from Harvest Engineering Inc. Electro-Sensors will market and sell the new hazard monitoring products under its new HazardPRO product line and manufacture, and service them at its Minnetonka, MN facility.
“The creation of the HazardPRO product line will enable us to deliver best-in-class hazard monitoring systems built upon a field-proven wireless platform,” said David Klenk, president of Electro-Sensors. “This acquisition complements our existing hazard monitoring sensors and systems and expands our product line to include the most advanced hazard monitoring systems with a lower installed cost than traditional wire-based solutions. The combination of leading hazard monitoring technology, field-proven reliability, true remote access capabilities, and the lowest overall installed cost make this a market-leading product offering.”
“We’re excited that Electro-Sensors will be deploying this technology to markets where hazard monitoring is of critical importance,” said Bruce Meyer, president of Harvest Engineering. “With more than 45 years of experience serving these markets, Electro-Sensors has established distribution channels, technical competency, and customer support capabilities that are essential to effectively distribute this technology worldwide. Additionally, this transaction will enable Harvest to focus on developing its core business of designing new, highly-engineered products for the grain and feed market.”
The HazardPRO wireless hazard monitoring product line contains a variety of configurations ideally suited for a wide range of applications, from single-point monitoring to large, highly-complex, multi-leg installations. In addition, it has been successfully installed and monitoring industrial processing facilities with hazardous environments for more than five years. During this time period, the products have proven to be easy-to-use, extremely reliable, simple-to-operate, and cost-effective.
Under the agreement, Harvest received $400,000 at closing, and will receive an additional $400,000 on each of the first and second anniversary of closing. Additionally, Harvest may earn up to an additional $550,000, contingent upon the achievement of certain performance measures. The company believes the acquisition will be accretive to quarterly GAAP earnings per share beginning in the second quarter of 2015.
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