Spirax-Sarco makes US acquisition

Asepco, based in Mountain View, California, will operate as part of Spirax-Sarco’s recently renamed Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group. Asepco joins a product range including Watson-Marlow pumps, Watson-Marlow tubing, Flexicon filling systems, BioPure single-use tubing connector systems, Alitea OEM pumps, MasoSine process pumps and Bredel hose pumps.

Spirax-Sarco says that Asepco is a natural extension of the Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group fluid path product portfolio and further strengthens its already strong global presence in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

Jay Whalen, president of the Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, said: “The strategic acquisition of Asepco further broadens our product range and strengthens Watson-Marlow's position in the biopharmaceutical market. This enables us to provide a more comprehensive and improved service to our customers looking for sterility throughout their fluid path. This is another exciting milestone for Watson-Marlow and we are looking forward to accelerating our growth within the biopharmaceutical market with our broadened product portfolio coupled to our process expertise.”

Steve Joy will continue as president of the Asepco business.