Variohm Group expands with the acquisition of displacement sensor specialist Positek
Published: 5 June 2019 - Sarah Mead
Gloucester-based Positek Limited - the leading sensor manufacturer has recently been acquired by The Variohm Group. The world-wide supplier of linear, rotary, tilt and intrinsically safe position sensors becomes the fifth member of the expanding Variohm Group; joining Variohm EuroSensor - sensor and transducer supplier and manufacturer along with Herga Technology for switching and sensing solutions, Ixthus Instrumentation for specialist measurement systems, and Heason Technology for motion control components and systems.
Positek Limited will bring its highly specialised linear and rotary voltage displacement sensor technologies (LVDT/RVDT) and customised design expertise to the Variohm Group as well as expand the overall production and customer support capability; taking the Group head count over 190, including 20 engineering staff operating across Europe from four UK production sites and with world-wide distribution in major industrial markets. Furthermore, Positek will benefit from a much broader sales and technical capability through the shared customer base and extensive synergy that is encouraged and prevails throughout the Variohm Group - headed by managing director, Graham Pattison.
Further expanding Positek´s potential for extensive growth and success through the acquisition, the Variohm Group is a member of the LSE-listed discoverIE Group plc - an international group of businesses that designs, manufactures and supplies innovative components for electronic applications.
Positek Limited was established over 25 years ago and today operates as an ISO9001:2015 certified designer and manufacturer of linear, rotary and tilt sensors with several specialist quality standard certifications including ATEX, IECEx, and CSA for both sensors and galvanic isolation measurement amplifiers. The Company has developed its own patented non-contact inductive position sensor technology and enjoys a high reputation for its fast-turnaround standard range as well as customised sensors and transducers that are extensively used in intrinsically safe, hazardous, automotive, submersible and other challenging environment measurement tasks. The extremely robust and highly accurate technology allows linear position measurement up to 1500 mm or more with angular position measurement capabilities from between 5° and 160° - notably in very compact form-factors. Application areas include, but are not restricted to, oil & gas, mining, medical, marine, hydraulic & pneumatic cylinder position feedback, tilt sensing on construction and heavy machinery, and more.
Commercial director Mark Spreadbury and production director Robert Munn will continue to manage the team at Positek, reporting to Graham Pattison who is delighted with the expansion of the Variohm Group: »The acquisition substantially boosts our design and manufacturing capability, and brings exciting new products and sales channels for both Positek and the existing Group members. We very much look forward to developing and enhancing our application-solving competencies by promoting the Group´s products through Positek and vice versa.»
For further information on Positek Limited, visit http://www.positek.com/.