Hawk Measurement America and FLO-CORP have agreed to merge in a deal that will bring together leading manufacturers and suppliers of advanced process instrumentation and cloud-based monitoring technology.
The combined entity is now a complete flow, level, and asset monitoring solutions provider, the companies said.
Over the past three decades, both companies have worked to develop best-in-class products and design advanced technologies capable of providing solutions for even the most difficult applications.
Hawk has developed and manufactured level measurement equipment based on different technologies such as, acoustic wave, ultrasonic, microwave, radar, flotation cell level monitoring, and fibre optic sensing, while FLO-CORP is behind the CONNEX 3D™ – the industry’s first cloud-based process cellular monitor that communicates to field and host devices via RS485, then transmits wirelessly through cellular data transmission to a cloud-based server.
The merger is a natural progression of the two companies’ focus on providing customers complete solutions to reduce costs, mitigate risks and increase business agility, the companies said.
Jack Evans, President of Hawk Measurement, said: “HAWK and FLO-CORP are merging to increase our already high commitment to our customers by bringing the most innovative products to market and establish a manufacturing base in the Americas. This is a very exciting event for both companies, for our employees, and our customers.”
He added: “By combining HAWK’s award-winning measurement technology, together with FLO-CORP’s measurement monitoring solutions within a subscription-based platform, we are increasing our ability to provide unmatched customer support, innovative technologies and system solutions.”
The combined company is privately held and will operate under the HAWK brand. Les Richards will remain CEO of Hawk Measurement Systems, with Evans retaining his role. Dave Grumney, CEO of FLO-CORP, will become VP of Sales for Hawk Measurement.
Richards said: “The merging of Hawk Measurement and FLO-CORP is a merging of like-minds and philosophies, with the clear goal of increasing our capabilities to help our customers’ results, having available any level measurement, flow, process data collection, remote information distribution, and fibre based sensing solutions.
“This merger will further facilitate a broader product portfolio, technical knowledge, and support infrastructure. Together we will lead the way in providing industry required solutions, reliably and simply.”
Grumney added that the combined company will be able to “fuel innovation” and provide services to its customers that will make an immediate impact to their bottom line.
“Together we will lay down a new level of customer experience that will provide comprehensive solutions with the right field measurements, data analytics to data anywhere with the industry leading Global Enterprise Data Cloud,” he said.