BARTEC: Aquisition of the Communication and Security System Provider, Vodec Ltd.

Bad Mergentheim/Nottingham, September 11. 2009. BARTEC, one of the internationally leading providers of industrial safety technology headquartered in Bad Mergentheim, has acquired Vodec Industrial Communications Ltd, a UK based provider of communication and security systems.

This acquisition is another milestone within the growth strategy of the internationally operating group of companies whose products and services are applied in all areas where hazardous substances such as combustible liquids, gases and dusts occur.

Vodec Industrial Communications Ltd, which is located in Nottingham, specializes in the design and production of communication and security systems used in areas where explosive atmospheres may occur. These communication solutions are life safety critical and are used, for instance, on an oil rig or in a chemical plant in order to warn the employees on site of any possible dangers.

The new business unit is an ideal complement to the BARTEC product portfolio which does not only comprise explosion-proof components and system solutions but also heating technology, measurement and analysis technology as well as products used in the mining industry.

BARTEC will run Vodec Ltd. as a self-dependent company within the BARTEC Group and the new business unit which will operate under the name of BARTEC Vodec will be continuously expanded. The products and solutions will be marketed via the international BARTEC sales network comprising 26 sales units as well as more than 50 representatives.

According to Dr. Ralf Köster, CEO of the BARTEC Group, this is another step towards promoting the growth and internationalization of the BARTEC Group: “Due to the integration of the communication and security system provider Vodec Ltd. the product portfolio of the BARTEC Group as well as our know-how in providing solutions will be further strengthened.”

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