Badger Meter Purchases Cox Instruments And Flow Dynamics

April 12, 2010
The acquisition combines the resources of the three flow measurement companies.

Badger Meter Inc. has purchased Cox Instruments LLC, of Scottsdale, Arizona, and its subsidiary companies Flow Dynamics Inc., and Exact Flow.  The entities are suppliers of precision and industrial flow measurement instrumentation worldwide. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The acquisition combines the resources of the three flow measurement companies into a wholly owned subsidiary of Badger Meter Inc. named Cox Flow Measurement Inc., which will continue to be based in Scottsdale.  The Cox management team will remain with the company.

Cox Instruments and Exact Flow manufacture flowmeters used in applications such as aerospace, custody transfer and flow measurement calibration test stands.  Flow Dynamics is a National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP)-accredited primary standard flow calibration laboratory, supplying both manufacturers and end users with dependable calibration results.

According to Richard A. Meeusen, chairman, president and CEO of Badger Meter, the acquisition of Cox Instruments and Flow Dynamics gives Badger Meter several new flow measurement technologies.

"We believe that Cox's high-end turbine meters for industrial and precision flow applications are a good fit for Badger Meter. Integrating these products with our existing flow measurement portfolio will open new market opportunities for us, while effectively leveraging the customer base of both companies. Cox has an excellent reputation in the industry and will be a great addition to Badger Meter's line of global flow measurement solutions," said Meeusen.

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