K-TEK Acquires BETA B.V. of The Netherlands | Automation.com

K-TEK Acquires BETA B.V. of The Netherlands

Prairieville, LA (May 31, 2006) - K-TEK LLC, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art level instrumentation, today announced the acquisition of BETA B.V (a company of the Binder Group) that focuses on manufacturing pressure and temperature switches. BETA, located in The Netherlands, serves virtually all industry sectors with a broad range of pressure and temperature switch products. BETA currently operates throughout Europe, Asia, and portions of the Middle East. Through this acquisition, K-TEK is planning to offer all BETA products through K-TEK's distribution network in the Americas and in selected countries within Asia and the Middle East. In addition, K-TEK intends to maintain the current BETA distribution network with minor consolidation in selected countries. K-TEK and BETA will continue collaborating on technology development and sales distribution. K-TEK is focusing on its expertise in liquid and solids level measurement, while BETA is specializing in pressure and temperature switch applications.

"Combining K-TEK's manufacturing expertise and sales distribution network with BETA's quality product and name recognition will provide our customers around the world with another quality product line," stated Rao Sanampudi, K-TEK President and Chief Operating Officer. "We will do our very best to make this acquisition a win-win for both K-TEK and BETA distribution networks and ultimately our customers."

About BETA B.V.
BETA B.V. (The Netherlands) specializes in the design and manufacturing of a broad range of pressure and temperature switches. With more than 35 years experience, the company has developed a reputation for its "user-friendly generation" of pressure and temperature switches. BETA's innovative product range includes: Pressure Switches, Fluid Power Pressure Switches, Vacuum Switches, Differential Pressure Switches including a unique bi-directional DP switch, Temperature Switches, and OEM Switches such as the BETAMINI which has been developed exclusively for the industrial OEM market. All BETA switches are assembled according to customer specific requirements and are available in more than 10 million versions. BETA currently has European, Russian, and Far East product approvals and is currently pursuing FM and CSA approvals for all switch product lines. BETA is an ISO 9001-2000 certified company and serves all industries with specialization in the oil & gas and petrochemical markets.

About K-TEK LLC
K-TEK is a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art liquid and solids level instrumentation. Founded in 1975, the company pioneered the KM26 magnetic level gauge with extruded outlets and precision engineered floats and continues to set the pace in the industry with such innovations as AccuTrak, the first Fieldbus-compatible magnetostrictive level transmitter, and SureShot, the first low cost, all digital design laser level and distance transmitter, and Resonator, the first vibrating fork switch that features a one-step, external calibration process, eliminating hassles with equipment covers. The company also manufactures magnetostrictive level transmitters, guided wave radar transmitters, ultrasonic transmitters, and a full line of point level switches, plumb bob devices, and field controllers.

K-TEK's products are used in over 250,000 installations worldwide in such applications as chemical processing, oil and gas production, power generation, pulp and paper processing, mining and construction, food and beverage manufacturing, and plastics manufacturing.
Back to top
Posted in:
Industry

MORE INDUSTRY NEWS

VIEW ALL

RELATED