Motion Control Resources
Moog Announces Industrial Systems Acquisition
EAST AURORA, N.Y., -- Moog Inc. (NYSE:MOG.A and MOG.B) announced today that the Company has agreed to acquire Berkeley Process Control, Inc. of Richmond, California in a $14 million cash transaction. Berkeley's motion control software and hardware automates the precise handling of semiconductor wafers and enhances the speed, quality and safety of welding in the oil & gas market and in nuclear fuel canisters. Founded in 1981, Berkeley holds several patents, including their Autocalibration® technology for increasing the productivity and precision of fabrication equipment used to process semiconductor wafers. Berkeley has a heritage of taking a systems approach to developing software and hardware to solve difficult customer problems. "Berkeley Process Control provides innovative motion control solutions used for welding, semiconductor production and medical equipment," said Dave Fijas, General Manager and Group Vice
President of Moog's Industrial Systems Segment. "Berkeley is a perfect fit and the acquisition takes Moog into new markets for high-performance motion control systems." The acquisition is expected to close within 30 days. It will add approximately $11 million to Moog's fiscal year 2009 sales. Due to first year purchase accounting adjustments, this acquisition is expected to be neutral to Moog's earnings per share for fiscal 2009.
Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog's high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, marine and medical equipment.
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