JUNE 23, 2008--AMETEK (Paoli, PA, USA; www.ametek.com) has acquired Vision Research, a privately held manufacturer of high-speed digital imaging systems used for motion capture and analysis in numerous test-and-measurement applications. Vision Research has estimated annual sales of approximately $37 million and is located in Wayne, NJ, USA (www.visionresearch.com). "Vision Research provides excellent opportunities for growth in high-speed digital imaging and serves a number of our markets, including aerospace and defense, general industrial, and research and development," comments Frank S. Hermance, AMETEK chairman and chief executive officer.
Vision Research joins AMETEK as part of its electronic instruments group (EIG)--a recognized leader in advanced monitoring, testing, calibrating, and display instruments for process, aerospace, power, and industrial markets worldwide. AMETEK EIG has annualized sales of approximately $1.4 billion.