Avon Rubber has acquired the thermal imaging camera business Argus, a subsidiary of e2v Technologies PLC. Argus, based in Chelmsford, UK, is a designer and manufacturer of thermal imaging cameras for first responder and fire markets.
Andrew Lewis, Interim Chief Executive Officer, said, "The addition of Argus to the Group further broadens the range of products we are able to offer our customers in the key fire and first responder markets. The Argus team brings a wealth of technical expertise in this area which will also generate longer term product development opportunities for the Protection & Defence business."
Leon Klapwijk, Vice President of Sales for EMEA /Asia Pacific, Avon Protection, explains, "This acquisition provides us with state-of-the-art products that really fit with our current product range. With high-profile clients in the UK, the USA, and Asia Pacific and established distribution channels, this is a key acquisition for Avon."
Avon Protection is a world leader in CBRN PPE and respiratory protection, providing complete solutions for air, land, and sea-based personnel in military, law enforcement, first responder, fire-fighting, and industrial sectors worldwide.
The company's customised services include consultancy in specialist risk management and disaster recovery together with a range of tailored training packages through Avon Training and Consultancy, for end-to-end procurement solutions to a global market.