Pepperl+Fuchs Acquires Walsall Limited
Acquisition of Walsall Ltd. enables new possibilities in developing and manufacturing electromechanical equipment
Pepperl+Fuchs has acquired Walsall Ltd., a company incorporated in the United Kingdom. With this acquisition, we intend to expand the Process Automation Division to include expertise in the development and manufacture of electromechanical equipment for use in hazardous areas.
Walsall’s headquarters is located in the West Midlands region of England and specializes in the development, certification and production of electromechanical products for use in hazardous areas. The company’s hundred plus year heritage dates back to the early days of Walsall Conduits PLC, which once dominated the world in electromechanical explosion protection equipment.
Walsall’s main products are based around enclosures in the increased safety, intrinsic safety and flameproof protection classes with approvals for the integration of a wide range of electrical apparatus. Enclosures are available in a variety of materials, including
- Stainless and mild steel
- Fiberglass reinforced plastic
- Cast metal.
All product ranges are certified for use as a combination if more complex system solutions are required. As a complement to the core products, other product ranges, which can all be used in hazardous areas, include:
- Signaling equipment
- Emergency shutdown equipment
- Installation accessories such as
– Cable glands
– Thread conversion adaptors
– Stopping plugs
– Breather drain devices
In order to ensure continued market growth, Walsall is delighted to enter into cooperation with Pepperl+Fuchs and its well-established distribution organization. Through the acquisition of Walsall Ltd., Pepperl+Fuchs will expand the existing process automation product range and enter the electromechanical explosion protection market.
By combining the product and manufacturing strengths of Walsall with the expertise and sales network of Pepperl+Fuchs, this vertical integration will allow us to respond to our customers’ requirements faster and with more comprehensive components and solutions.