Spectris buys N-TRON

  • October 04, 2010
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October 4, 2010 - N-TRON has been purchased by Spectris. N-TRON is based in Mobile, Alabama, USA, and employs around 60 people. The acquisition of N-TRON is in line with Spectris’ strategy to grow its key strategic business segments. N-TRON is a leading manufacturer of Ethernet switches – the products used to connect multiple Ethernet devices to each other and to build networks – and associated components for the industrial, infrastructure and power generation markets. N-TRON, a brand that has become synonymous with hardened Ethernet products, is the most recent addition to Spectris’ portfolio of market leading precision instrumentation, electronic controls and process technology companies. N-TRON will operate within Spectris’ Industrial Controls business segment, while maintaining its own brand and sales distribution network. Warren Nicholson, President and Founder of N-TRON, says “N-TRON has found an excellent home in Spectris. Today’s customers require suppliers to have a global presence and global reach. Spectris will enable N-TRON to meet those customer expectations.” Mr. Nicholson is leaving N-TRON and has agreed to consult N-TRON and Spectris to ensure a smooth integration and transition period. John O’Higgins, Chief Executive of Spectris, commented: “The acceptance of Ethernet in the industrial market for integrating shop-floor information within the business IT infrastructure is rapidly increasing. N-TRON’s hardware capabilities will enable us to leverage our current communications technologies to meet this demand and to build our position in the industrial controls market around the world.” About N-TRON N-TRON Corporation, a global leader in the industrial Ethernet marketplace, develops, manufacturers and markets Ethernet network infrastructure equipment. The company offers a complete line of affordable unmanaged and managed Ethernet switches, media converters, Power over Ethernet (PoE), and wireless access devices for industrial environments. About SpectrisSpectris plc is a leading supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. The Company’s products and technologies help customers to improve product quality and performance, improve core manufacturing processes, reduce downtime and wastage and reduce time to market. Its global customer base spans a diverse range of end user markets. Learn More

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