November 2008 - Mergers, Alliances and Acquisitions

Nov. 10, 2008
  • Baumer Group, a sensors and motion control solutions manufacturer, formed Baumer Motion Control Group, which merges the activities of Baumer, Baumer Hübner, Baumer IVO and Baumer Thalheim.
  • Moog acquired Berkeley Process Control, developers of motion control software and hardware primarily for semiconductor wafers and welding applications.
  • Pepperl+Fuchs acquired Christensen Display Products, manufacturers of industrial-grade, flat-panel monitors.
  • Baldor acquired Maska, a Canadian manufacturer of mechanical power transmission components.
  • Bentley Systems acquired Struc-Soft, a Canadian developer of 2D and 3D engineering design products.
  • Schneider Electric and Fuji Electric established a joint venture in electrical distribution/industrial control.
  • Datalogic acquired Datasensor, an Italian photoelectric sensors and devices manufacturer.
  • Standex acquired BG Laboratories and its Modem and Scott-T transformers for aerospace and military.