Curtiss-Wright adds Primagraphics to controls portfolio -

Curtiss-Wright adds Primagraphics to controls portfolio

CAMBRIDGE, England — Primagraphics, the command & control, video and graphics specialist, is to be acquired by Curtiss-Wright Controls for around US$21 million.

Based in North Carolina, Curtiss-Wright Controls, recently acquired Dy 4 Systems and is the motion control business segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation a global provider of highly engineered products and services to the motion control, flow control and metal treatment industries.

Primagraphics will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Curtiss Wright Controls and join a group of complementary businesses, which include VISTA Controls, Peritek and Systran.

George Yohrling, president of Curtiss-Wright Controls, said, “Primagraphics’ specialist real-time sensor display capability and its naval market expertise complement the embedded computing solutions on offer from other businesses in the group.”

Primagraphics produces VME, PCI, CompactPCI and PMC format cards for use in airborne and shipborne command and control consoles, vessel tracking, air traffic control and air defense systems. Customers include AMS, BAE SYSTEMS, Boeing, DRS, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.

In 2003 Primagraphics had sales of around US$12.5million (£6.8million).

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