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Aventics announces acquisition of Vector Horizon Technology

May 12, 2017 – Aventics, a manufacturer of pneumatic components and systems, announced the acquisition of Vector Horizon Technology LLC (VHtek), based in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA.

Aventics makes a move to expand its business beyond pneumatics in order to offer the market both pneumatic and electronic systems and components in response to customer demands. The internationally operating Aventics Group has announced the acquisition of Vector Horizon Technology, a technology company in advanced mechatronics primarily for the global truck industry but also covering other areas of Aventics global sectors and market. The company focuses on engine emissions technologies and develops electric actuators, valves, emissions controls, and other components to increase efficiency and reduce emissions.

The business of VHtek is defined as the management of design, research, development, prototyping of products and applications around the electro-mechanical actuation and electro-hydraulic actuation including air valves such as Exhaust Gas Recirculation (“EGR”) valves, exhaust flap valves, and backpressure valves mainly for application on medium and large engines. 

This business and technology will primarily support further development of Aventics’ commercial vehicle sector. In addition, VHtek technologies and the increased R&D capacities provided by the owners and employees of VHtek, will further benefit Aventics core sectors such as Industrial Automation, Life Sciences, Energy, Food & Beverage, and Railway Technologies. 

Aventics Corporation, Lexington (USA) acquired the business of VHtek beginning of March 2017. The CEO of VHtek, Mr. Jon Bigley, is already part of the Aventics organization and has taken over the important role of Global Sector Head Commercial Vehicles.
 

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