BERWYN, PA AMETEK, Inc. acquired Global Tubes, a manufacturer of high-precision, small-diameter metal tubing, for approximately $200 million.

The business has annual sales of approximately $120 million. Global Tubes is comprised of two businesses: Fine Tubes, based in Plymouth, U.K., and Superior Tube, based in Collegeville, Penn.

Global Tubes manufactures highly customized metal tubing from a wide variety of metals and alloys, including stainless steel, nickel, zirconium and titanium. Its products are used in highly engineered applications serving the aerospace, energy, power generation and medical markets.

“Global Tubes is an excellent acquisition for AMETEK and a great strategic fit with our Specialty Metal Products business. It has strong positions in a number of attractive niche markets for high-precision, small-diameter metal tubing used across a wide range of highly engineered applications,” comments Frank S. Hermance, AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

“Global Tubes’ metallurgical capabilities, processing capabilities and alloy ranges are complementary to our existing Specialty Metal Products businesses and give us the opportunity to expand our offerings both internationally and in attractive growth markets,” adds Hermance.

Global Tubes joins AMETEK as part of its electromechanical group, a differentiated supplier of electrical interconnects, precision motion control solutions, medical components, specialty metals, thermal management systems, and floor care and specialty motors.

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