Leading supplier of aviation ground support vehicles
FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 6, 2011 -- Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company today announced that it has acquired the assets of Douglas Equipment Ltd. for approximately $20 million in cash. Douglas, a leading supplier of aviation support vehicles, will become part of Curtiss-Wright's Flow Control Segment.
"We are very pleased to welcome Douglas Equipment to the Curtiss-Wright Flow Control family," said David Linton, President, Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company and Co-Chief Operating Officer, Curtiss-Wright Corporation. "It provides a significant opportunity to expand our capabilities and grow our aircraft handling systems portfolio. It is another example of bringing our highly engineered products to market that will deliver profound, differentiating value to our customers."
Founded in 1947, Douglas is a leading supplier of commercial aviation ground support vehicles, including a range of towbarless and conventional aircraft tractors and runway friction measuring devices. It sells to many of the world's leading airlines and ground handling companies. Douglas tractors are in use in the US, Canada, UK, Italy, Greece, Germany, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, China and other Asia Pacific countries. Its defense products include a range of battery-operated traversers for moving helicopters and fighter jets for both ship and land-based deployment. Douglas's defense products are in use with the US and other international navies, including the UK, Italy, Australia, South Korean, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Japan, Germany and Saudi Arabia. Its aircraft handling special systems are also in use on land for fighter jet movement.
With sales of approximately $28 million in 2010, Douglas employs 135 people and is headquartered in Cheltenham, UK, with two other locations at UK's Heathrow Airport, and a US sales and service office in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit: douglas.cwfc.com.
About Curtiss-Wright Flow Control
Curtiss-Wright Flow Control specializes in the design and manufacture of highly engineered valves, pumps, motors, generators, electronics, systems and related products for the commercial nuclear power industry, oil and gas processing facilities and a range of military programs. Its innovative, high-performance products play an integral role in our nation's defense and in the safe, efficient operation of power plants and other industrial sites worldwide. Based in Falls Church, VA, the company has more than 3,400 employees worldwide. For more information, visit: www.cwfc.com.
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) is a diversified company headquartered in Parsippany, NJ. The company designs and manufactures products for motion control and flow control applications, and provides a variety of specialized metal treatment services. The firm employs approximately 7,600 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.