Gardner Denver buys German vacuum pump manufacturer ILMVAC GmbH

Based in Ilmenau, Germany, ILMVAC had sales of €9.4 million in 2009.

“We believe the addition of the ILMVAC product lines and distribution channels to Gardner Denver will strengthen our global position in the lab and life science market segment, served today through our Welch brand that is primarily sold in North America. I am very pleased to add ILMVAC to the European operations of our Engineered Products Group and welcome the employees of ILMVAC to the Gardner Denver family,” explained Barry Pennypacker, Gardner Denver president and CEO.