Sensata Applied sciences acquires GIGAVAC for $233 million

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Gigavac Contactor HX241 group

Industrial sensor specialist Sensata Applied sciences (NYSE:ST) has reached an settlement to amass privately-held electrification answer supplier GIGAVAC for $233 million.

Sensata is increasing its positions in electrical safety, thermal administration and regenerative braking. The addition of GIGAVAC’s portfolio will allow Sensata to faucet into the marketplace for high-voltage contactors, that are crucial elements of each EVs and charging stations.

GIGAVAC’s contactors are designed to offer secure operation at extraordinarily excessive present ranges, and are well-positioned to allow quick charging.

GIGAVAC has over 270 workers, and expects to file $80 million in income for 2018. Its merchandise are utilized by greater than 1,500 clients within the automotive, battery storage, industrial, heavy car and off-road markets. A few of these overlap with Sensata’s international buyer base.

Sensata intends to take care of GIGAVAC’s present worker base and its headquarters in Carpinteria, California.

“Over the previous 4 months, we’ve considerably strengthened Sensata’s total portfolio by divesting our lower-growth valves enterprise, and buying a fast-growing, extremely differentiated enterprise in GIGAVAC,” mentioned Martha Sullivan, CEO of Sensata. “The acquisition of GIGAVAC instantly will increase Sensata’s content material and capabilities for electrification. As we develop GIGAVAC’s buyer attain, we anticipate to speed up progress because the business strikes towards a extra electrified fleet.”

 

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Supply: Sensata Applied sciences


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