Agilent Technologies buys Italian vacuum pump manufacturer

Agilent Technologies Inc.has acquired P.V.R. s.r.l., a pump manufacturer based in Valmadrera, Italy. The privately held company expands Agilent's vacuum products portfolio for industrial applications. The company did not disclose the details of the transaction.

P.V.R has been designing and making vacuum pumps for more than 50 years. It's products include rotary vane vacuum pumps for the industrial market, oil-free micro pumps, rotary lobe vacuum pumps, dry rotary claw vacuum pumps, central vacuum systems and vacuum accessories for the paper, food, chemical and other industries.

Giampaolo Levi, Agilent's vice president and general manager says P.V.R has been a trusted partner for years. Agilent's Vacuum Products Division has had an original equipment manufacturer relationship with P.V.R. since 2008. Agilent gained its vacuum division as part of the Varian Inc. acquisition in 2010.

"Joining together as one company will only accelerate our innovations and increase our ability to serve customers faster and better with a broader range of solutions," Levi says. "This acquisition is a very good example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts."

P.V.R.'s products complement Agilent's existing vacuum portfolio, which includes high vacuum pumps, dry and wet primary pumps, and vacuum instrumentation. The acquisition also brings Agilent a significant vacuum customer base in the growth markets of Asia.

Stefano Severgnini, former managing director of P.V.R., says the acquisition will help P.V.R get to the next level. "We will benefit from Agilent's global distribution channels and brand, which will help our business expand to new regions and more customers. And we value Agilent's ongoing investments in R&D, ensuring that its vacuum technology leads the market."

P.V.R.'s 38 employees have now joined a wholly owned subsidiary of Agilent in Italy.


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