Fluke Acquires IR Thermometry Company Raytek

Fluke Corporation, Everett, WA, a manufacturer of electronic test tools, has acquired Raytek Corp., Santa Cruz, CA. Raytek is a leader in noncontact infrared (IR) temperature measurement instrumentation. The acquisition was made by Fluke’s parent corporation, Danaher Corp. “Fluke Corporation and Raytek share many similarities including market leadership, strong brand preference, talented engineering staffs and a reputation for quality and reliability,” notes Jim Lico, president of Fluke. “Fluke has been selling infrared products manufactured by Raytek for several years, so we know firsthand the high quality and workmanship that goes into their products.” Fluke will retain the Raytek brand name as well as its locations and staff around the world. There are no immediate plans to change the company’s sales structure. Raytek’s current President, Cliff Warren, will report directly to Lico. “By joining the Fluke Corporation we have access to tremendous resources that will benefit our customers,” says Warren. “This includes Fluke’s world-class engineering, manufacturing and marketing expertise. We share a similar mission in striving to develop instruments which improve the productivity, reliability and efficiency of our customer’s processes. Our product line integrates nicely with Fluke.” Founded in 1963, Raytek designs, manufactures, markets and services a complete line of infrared noncontact temperature measurement instruments used by industrial, process control and maintenance professionals. Raytek, whose products are sold in over 60 countries around the world, had revenues in excess of $50 million in 2001.For more information on Raytek, visit www.raytek.com. Fluke Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, is a leader in the development and manufacture of compact, professional electronic test tools. Founded in 1948, Fluke has more than 2,400 employees worldwide and distributes its products in over 100 countries. For more information on Fluke, 800/44-FLUKE, or visit www.fluke.com.

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