NEWBERG, Ore.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Climax Portable Machining & Welding Systems today announces the completion of its acquisition of privately held Calder Testers, a leader in providing advanced equipment for testing industrial valves, hosing systems and specialty pressure containers. Founded in 1984, Calder has been providing testing systems to the oil & gas, power generation, automotive and diesel engine industries as well as to many of the world’s leading valve manufacturing and service companies. Calder specializes in offering both standardized testing systems as well as systems which are customized for the specific needs of customers.
“I am especially looking forward to working together with the combined companies to insure the continued growth of our businesses and to reinforce the strong relationships we have with our customers and suppliers.”
“With the completion of the Calder acquisition, Climax’s position in the worldwide valve repair and testing market has been considerably strengthened. Now, in addition to our comprehensive line of valve repair machines, we can offer customers advanced valve testing equipment to allow them to confirm the success of the valve repair process,” said Geoff Gilmore, CEO of Climax Portable Machining & Welding Systems. “What’s most exciting is the enthusiasm we’ve heard from customers who have been asking for a comprehensive valve repair/testing capability from a single source supplier that makes their valve maintenance tasks safe, reliable and accurate.”
“The Climax and Calder combination will also provide existing Calder customers with access to our live 24 hour/365 day technical support capability that Climax customers around the world currently enjoy. We’re confident that this will help us deliver the most outstanding customer experiences from both a product and overall support standpoint. Furthermore, we have moved Calder’s Houston facility to larger quarters to provide both Climax and Calder customers in the Gulf region with expanded technical support and training programs for the complete line of both Calder and Climax products,” added Gilmore. “The new facility will also serve as an expanded Climax machine rental depot giving customers access to a broader range of portable machining and automated welding rental options including expedited shipping from nearby Hobby Airport.”
“I am very excited about joining forces with the Climax team. Climax is well positioned in the marketplace to build upon the successes Calder has had over the past 29 years,” said John Emmitte, President and Owner of Calder Testers. “I am especially looking forward to working together with the combined companies to insure the continued growth of our businesses and to reinforce the strong relationships we have with our customers and suppliers.”
In the near future, Climax plans to hold a special Open-House at the new Houston facility to showcase their latest technical support, training and machine rental capabilities.
About Calder Testers
Calder Testers, founded in 1984, is a Houston-based manufacturer of advanced valve testing equipment for the oil & gas, power generation, automotive and diesel engine industries as well as for many of the world’s leading valve manufacturing and service companies. Calder offers a line of standard hydrostatic and pneumatic test systems as well as custom designed testing systems to meet specific customer requirements. Calder also designs and manufactures a line of Safety Test Cells designed to absorb energy and depressurize a failure during the safety testing process. More information about Calder Testers is available at http://www.caldertesters.com/ or by calling 1-888-TEST (8378) or +1-713-333-0260.
About Climax Portable Machining and Welding Systems
Climax Portable Machining and Welding Systems, Inc. is a global engineering services and machine tool manufacturer, specializing in the invention, design and development of portable tools used for on-site machining, welding and valve repair & testing. Climax has a well-established global footprint with production facilities and sales offices in the U.S. (West, Gulf and East coasts), Germany, the U.K. and Poland, plus 16 rental depots and 34 distributors worldwide. Climax offers standard and custom machine manufacturing, rental tool programs, and equipment training. Industry applications include power generation, shipbuilding, petrochemical, heavy construction and mining, as well as service and engineering sectors. Climax holds 37 issued patents with four pending. More information about the company is available at www.climaxportable.com or by calling 1-800-333-8311 or +1-503-538-2185.