SOR Controls Acquires Smart Sensors Inc.
October 4, 2013—SOR Controls Group, Ltd. announced it has acquired Smart Sensors Incorporated (SSi), enabling SOR to strengthen its portfolio of temperature measurement solutions for the oil & gas, refining, chemical and power generation markets.Smart Sensors (SSi), a Houston, TX based company, founded in 1995, offers a comprehensive line of temperature sensors and assemblies. Products include: Thermocouples, RTD’s, Thermowells and Temperature Transmitters used in a wide range of Industrial and OEM applications. Specialty products include High Pressure and Temperature Thermocouples, Multipoint Assemblies, High Accuracy RTD’s for critical process applications, custom designs and replacement elements for hard-to-source and long lead times assemblies.
“This acquisition is a strategic move to expand our continuous measurement offering in the temperature segment of the measurement and control industry. Temperature is the most widely measured process variable, and the addition of SSi gives us an ability to compete across the breadth of that segment,” said SOR President & CEO, Mike Waters. “SSi’s ability to quickly assess and respond to customer needs and provide a product that fits those needs in a relatively short period of time is consistent with SOR’s ability to provide engineered-to-order solutions with quick deliveries.”
“We see tremendous value for our existing and future customers in this acquisition”, says SSi VP of Sales & Marketing, Ted Johnson, “SOR will provide additional manufacturing, engineering and operational resources that will allow us to meet and support our growth plans and provide a higher level of service and support to our customers. Both companies are known for providing high quality products with excellent customer service and support–both during and after the transaction.”