Spiroflow Ltd, a world-leading manufacturer of conveying and weighing systems, has strengthened its global offering with the acquisition of Canadian bulk materials handling specialist Control & Metering, based in Mississauga, Ontario.
The assets of Control & Metering were acquired through Spiroflow Systems Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of UK-based Spiroflow Ltd. The deal has not only facilitated the retention of many highly-experienced personnel, but has also enhanced Spiroflow’s global position through ownership of Control & Metering’s patented bulk bag filling and discharging technology.
Control & Metering was established in 1937, specializing in dry bulk solids handling equipment and systems. In the 1980s the company was one of the first in North America to manufacture bulk bag fillers and unloaders. This acquisition will enable Spiroflow to consolidate its presence in Canada and North America, and offer enhanced technology and services to customers in North, South, and Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, and Japan, as well as Europe.
Spiroflow Ltd manufactures flexible screw conveyors, aero mechanical conveyors, tubular cable and chain drag conveyors, vacuum conveyors, bulk bag dischargers, bulk bag fillers, ingredients handling and weighing systems.
“This latest acquisition brings significant benefits to Spiroflow and our customers,” said Rob Hudson, managing director at Spiroflow. “First of all, we gained a full order book which we immediately began to fulfill so that customers experienced minimal disruption. We will also enjoy an expanded presence in Canada which will enable us to broaden our sales, engineering, manufacturing, and services capabilities for our continually growing global customer base.
“The ethos of Control & Metering – innovation underpinned by outstanding customer service - was very much reflected in Spiroflow’s own vision. Our technical team is constantly innovating, developing new solutions and adaptations in our test centre to meet customer demand for the next improvement or upgrade. There’s no doubt that the expertise and technical excellence of Control & Metering will influence Spiroflow’s development and help us to maximize our future achievements, particularly in forthcoming new products and applications.”
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