Brooks acquires Key Instruments

April 13, 2009
HATFIELD, Pa. – Brooks Instrument has acquired Key Instruments, Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Key Instruments is a flowmeter manufacturer based in Trevose, Pa. that offers precision-machined acrylic flowmeters, molded plastic flowmeters, glass tube flowmeters, electronic flowmeters, and flow control valves for medical, industrial, water, chemical and laboratory applications. “Our companies are an excellent strategic fit,” stated Jim Dale, chief executive officer of Brooks Instrument. “Key Instruments offers an entirely complementary product line and broadens our reach in the low-flow marketplace.”Key Instruments was founded in 1959 as a manufacturer of injection-molded parts for various industries. In the 1970s it began to focus exclusively on the manufacturing of high-grade flowmeters. Key Instruments is an FDA-registered medical device manufacturer and also provides NIST-traceable flow calibrations for many of its products.“This is an exciting time for Key Instruments,” stated Don Frick, president of Key Instruments. “By combining forces with Brooks Instrument, the Key Instruments brand will be positioned to better serve the competitive global environment.”Brooks Instrument plans to maintain the Key Instruments brand name and facility in Trevose, Pa.