October 02, 2012 11:27 ET

M+W Group Acquires Spectrum Engineering Solutions in America

Growing Global Automation Capabilities

ALBANY, NY and WARREN, MI--(Marketwire - Oct 2, 2012) - The global engineering and construction company M+W Group strengthens its capabilities in the automation business. Today the company announced that M+W Automation, a subsidiary of their operations in the Americas, purchased 100 percent of Spectrum Engineering Solutions (Spectrum Engineering Solutions, Inc., Spectrum Robotics, Inc., and Inspect, LLC).

Spectrum Engineering Solutions (SES), a leader in the automation industry for automotive manufacturing, will become the Automotive business unit for M+W Automation in America. As such, it will continue to provide automation design and installations to support the manufacturing process for their clients. Pairing the experience of SES with the core competencies of the M+W Group in facility design and construction will provide this industry with a single point of service for their global needs.

"We are pleased to announce the acquisition of SES by M+W Group," said Sal Awada, CEO of Spectrum Engineering Solutions, in a recent interview. "Our ability to provide world class service on any scope and size project is now enhanced as we continue to strive for significant advancements in our industry. We are truly better, together."

M+W Americas CEO Rick Whitney added, "Since its founding, Spectrum has been a partner to key automotive manufacturers and line designers. We are pleased to have the entire SES team with their tremendous engineering capabilities to lead the Automotive business unit for M+W Automation in America. This acquisition clearly advances our automation capabilities as part of M+W Group by strengthening the value we provide our customers across a wide range of technically challenging industries and the entire asset lifecycle."

About Spectrum Engineering Solutions ( Spectrum Engineering is a full-service supplier of industrial automation controls engineering and integration services. Headquartered in Warren, Michigan, its facilities feature expansive manufacturing, quality testing and training labs. Spectrum's diverse staff of industry focused professionals includes multi-lingual engineers, speaking French, Spanish, German, and Arabic. Their global locations include a full-service office in Queretaro, Mexico.

About M+W Group ( M+W Group is the leading global engineering, construction and project management company in the fields of Advanced Technology Facilities, Life Science & Chemicals, Energy & Environment Technologies and High-Tech Infrastructure. From concept development to turnkey services the company manages projects of all sizes ensuring rapid realization, high quality standards and cost-effective completion. With its competence to link process and automation technologies and complex facilities to integrated solutions M+W Group primarily focuses on leading companies in the fields of electronics, photovoltaics, life science, chemicals, energy, automotive, security and communication, as well as research institutes and universities. M+W Group is the holding company with headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. In 2011 the company generated an order intake of $3.6 billion and revenues of $3.5 billion with more than 7,000 employees. In 2012 M+W Group celebrates its 100th anniversary.

M+W Group is owned by the Austrian Stumpf Group that is globally successful in the areas of High-Tech Engineering, Smart & Renewable Energy, Real Estate and Technology Investments.

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