Burke Porter Group, a leading global provider of intelligent test, instrumentation and assembly systems, today announced the acquisition of Galileo TP Process Equipment S.r.l. (Galileo), based in Florence, Italy.
Founded in 1997, through the merger of Galileo Vacuum Tec’s refrigeration industry activities and Tecnoplant S.r.l., Galileo specializes in the vacuum, leak detection, and coolant technology. The company designs and engineers sophisticated machines in production, test machines and out-of-production machines for the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.
“We continue to see progress in intelligent manufacturing solutions across the industry. Galileo’s expertise and technologies are in line with ours and allow us to continue to improve and expand our technology platform,” said David DeBoer, CEO of BPG. “The synergies within our group make this addition a great opportunity to expand our product portfolio with Galileo’s assembly and testing solutions.
The acquisition contract provides for the continuity of the management of the company’s activities without any change in activities or daily contacts. Galileo’s managing director and president, Giovanni Gonfiantini, and sales director, Piero Poggiali, will remain in the company. “Galileo has continued to grow and develop worldwide since the 1940s and the opportunity to join the Burke Porter Group will support our growth in the United States and Asia,” said Gonfiantini. “We are pleased to be working closely with the BPG team to continue to advance our technologies and expand our global customer base.