SOR Acquires Smart Sensors Incorporated (SSi)

Oct. 4, 2013
Deal allows SOR to provide a complete temperature measurement solution across the process industries.

LENEXA, Kan. – SOR Controls Group, Ltd., a designer and manufacturer of measurement and control devices for oil and gas production, power generation and the process industries says it has acquired Smart Sensors Incorporated (SSi), enabling SOR to strengthen its portfolio of temperature measurement solutions for the oil and gas, refining, chemical and power generation markets.

Smart Sensors (SSi), a Houston, Texas-based company founded in 1995, offers a comprehensive line of temperature sensors and assemblies. Products include thermocouples, RTDs, thermowells and temperature transmitters used in a wide range of industrial and OEM applications. Specialty products include high-pressure and temperature thermocouples, multipoint assemblies, high-accuracy RTDs for critical process applications, custom designs and replacement elements for hard-to-source and long-lead-time assemblies.

"This acquisition is a strategic move to expand our continuous measurement offering in the temperature segment of the measurement and control industry. Temperature is the most widely measured process variable, and the addition of SSi gives us an ability to compete across the breadth of that segment," said SOR President & CEO, Mike Waters. "SSi's ability to quickly assess and respond to customer needs and provide a product that fits those needs in a relatively short period of time is consistent with SOR's ability to provide engineered-to-order solutions with quick deliveries."

SOR manufactures a wide variety of electronic and mechanical instrumentation used for measuring pressure, level, temperature, and flow. With headquarters in Lenexa, Kan., and regional offices in Houston, Beijing, London and the UAE, SOR supports a network of sales and service personnel capable of addressing customer requirements in any geographic market around the world.