CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) today announced that it completed the acquisition of APV, a global manufacturer of process equipment and engineered solutions primarily for the sanitary market.
"The acquisition of APV greatly enhances our process equipment operations serving key markets around the world, particularly in Europe and Asia Pacific," said Chris Kearney, Chairman, President and CEO of SPX. "With APV's broad spectrum of proven process solutions, rich heritage of innovation and wealth of engineering expertise, we are better positioned than ever to capitalize on the growing global demand for flow technology products and solutions," he added.
APV was previously a division of Invensys PLC, an international industrial automation, transportation and controls group headquartered in London. APV's primary products include pumps, valves, heat exchangers and homogenizers for the food, dairy, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.
SPX first announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire APV on October 31. APV will be operated as part of SPX's flow technology segment.
SPX Corporation is a Fortune 500 multi-industry manufacturing leader. The company offers highly-specialized engineered solutions to solve critical problems for customers.
SPX is focused on providing solutions that support the expansion of global infrastructure, with particular emphasis on the growing worldwide demand for energy and power. Its innovative product portfolio, containing many environmentally friendly products, includes cooling systems for all types of power plants throughout the world; custom engineered pumps, valves and mixers that assist a variety of flow processes including oil and gas exploration, distribution and refinement; handheld diagnostic tools that aid in vehicle maintenance and repair, and power transformers that regulate voltage for electrical transmission and distribution by utility companies.
SPX is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and employs over 17,000 people worldwide in over 30 countries. Visit http://www.spx.com . (NYSE: SPW)
Certain statements in this press release, including any statements as to the results of the transaction, benefits and synergies of the proposed transaction, and future results of operations or market opportunities, may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are subject to the safe harbor created thereby. Please refer to our public filings for a discussion of certain important factors that relate to forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Other risks include difficulties in integrating APV's businesses or in achieving synergies and failure to achieve anticipated financial results from the transaction. Although the company believes that the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Statements in the press release speak only as of the date of this press release, and SPX disclaims any responsibility to update or revise such statements.
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