STERLING, VA--(Marketwire - Mar 6, 2013) - Sutron Corporation (NASDAQ: STRN), a global leader in hydrological, meteorological, ambient air quality and oceanic monitoring products, systems, software, data hosting and services, announced today that it has acquired substantially all of the commercial and operating assets of Texas-based Sabio Instruments for a cash purchase price of $1,200,000, subject to a partial escrow to secure certain representations and warranties.
Dr. Raul McQuivey, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Sutron, commented, "The acquisition of Sabio Instruments fits well into Sutron's MeteoStar Division's air quality monitoring products and services and extends its capabilities in the following areas:
- Ambient Air Instrumentation
- Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems and Instrumentation
- Engineering Services
- Product Design and Fabrication
Sabio's existing customer base in North America, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East will expand opportunities for Sutron's MeteoStar Division's environmental quality monitoring software and data services. Moreover, MeteoStar's existing customers in the States of Virginia, Texas and Indiana as well as other air quality programs will provide opportunities to market Sabio's line of calibrators and clean air systems.
This acquisition allows Sutron to expand its already significant line of environmental monitoring instrumentation into the expected growth markets involving ambient and stack-monitoring. Together, Sutron and Sabio are uniquely positioned to provide the most comprehensive set of monitoring and warning solutions available globally to extend mission-critical services and to assure they are managed, secure and responsive. The combined portfolio will include a broader and deeper range of products, an enhanced commitment to innovation, ensuring next-generation technology solutions, and greater support and resources available worldwide."
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