Since new management took over British Rototherm 6 years ago, the 160 year old instrumentation manufacturer has been focused on growing through both organic growth and acquisitions.
Acquisitions have included one of UK’s leading switches and manifolds businesses, HNL Engineering in 2012; and, Canongate Technology in 2013, a leading niche technology company manufacturing ultrasonic level and liquid concentration measurement devices.
Since then, Rototherm has also established sales and service offices in Australia and Singapore to expand the customer database in the Asia-Pacific region.
This year, Rototherm has continued their expansion by acquiring Digitron and establishing an office in the USA.
With the acquisition of Digitron, Rototherm enhances its temperature and pressure product portfolio to the food, beverage and HVAC industries.
Digitron, established over 40 years ago, is a leading global supplier of digital instrumentation for direct and remote temperature and pressure measurement. The extensive range of products include simple-to-use handheld thermometers, pressure meters and data-loggers through to state-of-the art wireless temperature monitoring solutions enabling customers to meet ever growing safety requirements.
“The Digitron business is a great well recognised brand and is a highly complementary addition to Rototherm’ s current food, beverage and HVAC segment that will broaden our ability to serve our customers and further expand our organic growth potential”, said Rototherm’ s Managing Director, Oliver Conger.
Rototherm manufactures a wide range of instrumentation, including thermometers, temperature probes, flow measurement devices, pressure gauges and chart recorders for a wide variety of industrial processes, with main focus in the oil & gas, refining & petrochemical, food & beverage and defence sectors.
The company’s main manufacturing site is based in Port Talbot and has over 120 employees within the Group across its 8 locations worldwide. British Rototherm has a strong heritage within temperature and pressure, having designed and manufactured the world’s first steam pressure gauge in 1840 and inventing the bimetallic thermometer in the 1920s.
Currently exporting to 90 countries worldwide, our new office in Houston (USA) will help strengthen our presence, not only in North America, but also Latin-America, where we already have customers such as Anheuser Busch, Coors, Pemex, PDVSA, and many others.
The near future is looking very promising for one of the oldest instrumentation manufacturers in the UK.