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Mergers & acquisitions in the evolving world of measurement

Have you ever wondered what happened to a certain company you used to hear about? With so many mergers & acquisitions, it's hard to keep up. We hope this directory of "vanished" measurement companies and the companies that bought them will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape.

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Company

Ownership Change

Year

Website

Comment

ABB Process Automation (Ohio) Bought by ABB of Norwalk, CT

1990

www.abb.com Was a subsidiary of Combustion Engineering
ABB Water Meters Bought by Elster-Amco; Elster is now part of Honeywell

2002

Honeywell Elster Group GmbH  Elster-Amco located in Gerrmany; ABB Water Meters in Ocala, Florida
Accusonic Bought by ADS Corp. Accusonic, a brand of ADS LLC Open channel flowmeters for large pipe applications; water, wastewater, and power generation markets; multi-path transit-time 
AEG Schneider Automation Bought by Groupe Schneider

1996

AEG Automation Systems Taken over by Cegelec

1996

www.fmcenergysystems.com
ARI Industries Operating unit of Okazaki Manufacturing in Japan

 Manufacturer of temperature sensors
Badger Meter/ultrasonic flowmeter division Bought by Eastech Flow Controls

2001

Eastech Flow Controls
Badger Meter Badger Meter acquired:
Data Industrial Corporation
Meca Plus Equipements
COX Instruments, w/ Exact Flow
& Flow Dynamics Inc. (FDI)
Remag AG
Aquacue
D-Flow Technology

2002
2002
4/2010

1/ 2011
2013-15
4/2017
Badger Meter
Barton Instrument Systems Oil & Gas Division bought by SCF Partners of Houston. Formed Nu/Flo Technologies. Rest of company became Prime Measurement

5/2003

NuFlo Technologies Supplier of pos. displacement & turbine meters
Brooks Instrument Bought by Emerson Electric
Sold to American Industrial Partners

1964
1/2008

www.rosemount.com

www.emersonprocess.com 

www.brooksinstrument.com 

Mfg. of thermal, variable area, magnetic, Coriolis, and other types of flowmeters
Cameron International Corporation Merged with Schlumberger Limited  4/1/ 2016 Schlumberger  Schlumbergerís reservoir and well expertise plus Cameronís wellhead and surface equipment, flow control,  processing technology
CiDRA Oil & Gas division sold to Expro International

June 2008

www.cidra.com  Manufacturer of sonar flowmeters
Combustion Engineering Bought by ABB (Norwalk, CT)

1990

Consolidated Valves Dresser
COX Instruments Acquired by Badger Meter 4/2010 Cox Precision, a Badger Meter brand Turbine flowmeters
Danfoss Bought by Siemens

2003

www.danfoss.com

www.siemens.com

Mfg. of magnetic, ultrasonic, and Coriolis flowmeters
Daniel Industries Bought by Emerson Electric

1998

www.rosemount.com Mfg. of ultrasonic and turbine flowmeters
Dieterich Standard Bought by Emerson Electric

1996

www.rosemount.com
Direct Measurement Corp. Bought by FMC Corp.

1996

www.fmcenergysystems.com
Drexelbrook Bought by Ametek www.ametek.com Supplier of level measurement devices
Eckardt Bought by Invensys

1994

www.invensys.com
Elsag Bailey Bought by ABB

www.abb.com
Elster Honeywell International  bought Melrose Industries' Elster unit 12/2015 Honeywell Elster Group GmbH World leader natural
gas, electricity, water measurement
EMCO Bought by Advanced Energy Industries

Bought by Spirax Sarco

2001

June 2005

www.emcoflow.com

www.spiraxsarco.com 

Manufactures vortex, ultrasonic, turbine, and positive displacement flowmeters, and mass flow controllers
Equimeter Bought by Invensys www.equimeter.com 
Fischer & Porter Bought by Elsag Bailey, then by ABB www.abb.com  Instrumentation supplier
FMC Technologies Merged with Technip 1/17/2017 TechnipFMC A global leader in subsea, onshore, offshore, and surface technologies
Flow Research (Florida) 
(Not the Massachusetts-based market research company)
Bought by Peek Instruments/Polysonics

www.polysonicsinc.com Manufactures impeller type meters; Polyonics also manufactures ultrasonic and other types of flowmeters; 
Foxboro Bought by Invensys

www.foxboro.com
Gas Measuring Technology Bought by The RMG Group of Germany

www.rmg.de GMT was a manufacturer of turbine gas flowmeters
General Eastern Bought by GE Industrial Systems from Spirent plc

September 2001

Mfg. of humidity products located in Woburn, Massachusetts.
Halliburton Turbine meters bought by SCF Partners to form NuFlo Technology

May 2003

www.nuflotech.com  Major supplier of turbine meters
Hartmann & Braun Bought by Elsag Bailey 

Bought by Canberra

1995

www.abb.com 
HG International AS Now integrated into Brunata A/S

Brunata specializes in district heating
Honeywell International Honeywell International  bought Melrose Industries'
Elster unit
12/2015 Honeywell Elster Group GmbH
Honeywell International
In-Line Measurements Bought by Honeywell

1996

Intellution Bought by Emerson Electric

1995

Invensys Sensor Systems Bought by Honeywell

August 2003

www.honeywell.com  Supplier of sensors and controls used in aerospace, HVAC, automotive, and other industries
Josef Heinrichs GmbH & Co. Messtechnik Integrated into Bopp & Reuther

1955

www.burhm.de
Kaye Instruments Bought by GE Industrial Systems from Spirent plc

September 2001

Mfg. of products and services for the pharmaceutical industry
Leeds & Northrup MAX DCS Bought by ICS

1994

Measurex Bought by Honeywell

1997

Micro Motion Bought by Emerson Electric

1984

www.micromotion.com 
Milltronics Bought by Siemens

Feb. 2000

www.siemens-milltronics.com 
Moore Products Bought by Siemens

www.siemens-moore.com
MTI Agilent Technologies

MTI was a gas chromatagraph manufacturer
Panametrics Bought by GE Measurements

July 2002

www.panametrics.com 
Polysonics Bought by Thermo Electron www.polysonicsinc.com  Manufacturer of ultrasonic and impeller flowmeters
Profimatics Bought by Honeywell

1995

Schlumberger Limited  Acquired Cameron International  April 1, 2016 www.slb.com  Schlumbergerís reservoir and well expertise plus Cameronís wellhead and surface equipment, flow control, processing technology
Schlumberger Resource Management Services Actaris formed from this division 

Nov. 2001

www.actaris.com  Global supplier of water, gas, and electricity meters
SensAction

Acquired by Endress+Hauser

3/14/17 retroactive to 1/1/2017

SensAction AG Manufacturer of multisensors for the concentration measurement of liquids
Sensus Technologies Aquired by Xylem
Bought  Sentec

Formerly known as Rockwell, Equimeter and Invensys -- Jordan Company acquired Sensus 12/18/2003

8/15/2016
111/18/2015

Sensus, a xylem brand  Smart meters, network technologies, and advanced data analytics services for water, electric and gas industries
Sentec Bought by Sensus, which was later bought by Sylem

11/18/2015
8/15/2016

 

 

 

Sentec, a xylem brand

 research organization that develops delectronics and sensor technologies for utilities, meter and appliance manufacturers, infrastructure provider
Setpoint Bought by Aspen Technology

1996

Technip Merged with FMC Technologies 1/17/2017 TechnipFMC A global leader in subsea, onshore, offshore, and surface technologies
Tekmar Company Bought by Teledyne

May 2003

www.teledyne.com  Mfg. of gas chromatography systems and automated TOC analyzers
Thermometrics Bought by GE Industrial Systems from Spirent plc

Sept. 2001

Major supplier of thermistors
TI Process Automatioin Bought by GSE Systems

1994

Triconex Bought by Siebe

Bought by Invensys

1994

www.invensys.com 
Universal Engineered Systems Bought out by Neptune and liquidated by Willibrator

1968 - 1982

Open channel flowmeter and telemetry manufacturer; Made Palmer Bowlus flume
Universal Flow Monitors/Vortex Flowmeters Bought by Asahi America

1997

www.asahi-america.com
VorTek Instruments Became subsidiary of azbil North America

January 2013

VorTek Instruments  Manufacturer of precision multivariable vortex, turbine and ultrasonic flowmeters
Water Specialties Bought by McCrometer

1999

McCrometer
Yamatake Group name change to azbil. Yamatake America and Yamatake Sensing Control merged to form Azbil North America. Yamatake Environmental Engineering (in China) renamed Azbil Control Solution Co., Ltd

2008 group name change
2012 all existing  names in Japan changed to azbil

azbil Group
Yokogawa Meters & Instruments Corporation  Changed name 

10/1/2017

Yokogawa Test & Measurement Corporation  High value-added measurement solutions for the power, optical communications, and
plant maintenance markets.

 

Thanks to Walt Boyes, Al Pawlowski, Kevin Marsh, Sue Lynch, and Ian Gibson for making suggestions of vanished companies.  

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