Ross Controls, Troy, Mich., recently acquired Pneumatrol Ltd., of Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, UK. “Pneumatrol’s focus of providing high-quality, safe, and innovative solutions to the process, rail, and industrial markets supplements Ross’s long history in the pneumatic market,” said Jeff Hand, Ross president and CEO. “We [now] have a combined vision to innovate and grow the process safety market to build on Ross’ 2017 acquisition of Automatic Valve Industrial.”
Established in 1921, Ross Controls designs and manufactures pneumatic valves, control systems, fluid power safety solutions, and poppet-valve technology. Selling to original equipment manufacturers and end-users throughout the world, Ross Controls also markets its products through a worldwide network of more than 100 distributors.
Pneumatrol, founded in 2013, designs and manufactures hazardous and safe-area pneumatic solenoid valves with international approvals including ATEX, IECEx, FM, and NEPSI at its Lancashire, England facility. Pneumatrol also offers a range of custom pneumatic cylinders, linear valve actuators, and control systems sold internationally.