Sightline & Sensortech join KPM Analytics
KPM Analytics completes fifth acquisition, as Sightline Process Control, Inc. joins KPM’s portfolio of companies serving the food processing market.
The sixth acquisition is Sensortech Systems, Inc. that further builds near infrared (NIR) technology and adds radio frequency (RF) to KPM’s portfolio.
Sightline Process Control: 3D color vision systems
MILFORD, MA (May 14, 2019) — KPM Analytics announced today that it has acquired Sightline Process Control, Inc, a company specializing in 3D color vision and automated inspection systems that improve product quality, increase line productivity and reduce operating costs across the food production process.
This is KPM’s fifth acquisition since its inception in late 2015.
“Sightline joins the KPM team of food experts at Unity Scientific, AMS Alliance, Process Sensors Corporation (PSC), and CHOPIN Technologies– the perfect complement particularly for our CHOPIN and PSC businesses as we now have a broader offering for our customers in the food industry,” commented Chris McIntire, CEO of KPM Analytics. “Sightline provides imaging techniques for food customers such as bakery, snack food, meat & poultry plus many others. We are very excited to have them part of our portfolio. The combination of all five strong, well-regarded brands further positions KPM Analytics as a key provider in the global food analytics and processing space.”
“We look forward to being part of KPM Analytics, it is a great opportunity for all of us.” says Sightline CEO John Lawrence. “Continuing to offer innovative solutions to our customers now backed by the strength of the KPM organization will only add value to what we can offer to our customers.”
Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with sales and service in Europe, the business will continue to operate from its HQ in Ottawa with Lawrence as CEO.
Sensortech Systems Inc.: moisture measurement and control
MILFORD, MA (May 15, 2019) — KPM Analytics announced today that it has acquired Sensortech Systems, Inc., a corporation with deep application expertise and proven near infrared resonance (NIR) and radio frequency (RF) technology. Used by global customers for real-time moisture measurement in process control across a variety of industries.
This is KPM’s sixth acquisition since its inception in late 2015.
Headquartered in Oxnard, CA USA, Sensortech joins KPM as a leader in providing real-time moisture measurement and solutions that improve efficiency and automates quality control. Backed by over 35 years of technology innovation and industry expertise, Sensortech further expands KPM’s core NIR technology portfolio while adding RF to KPM’s technology mix.
“Sensortech is a natural extension to KPM’s Operating Companies; AMS Alliance, Unity Scientific, CHOPIN Technologies, Sightline Process Control and particularly Process Sensors Corporation” says Chris McIntire, CEO of KPM Analytics. “Together, we are building market share with an unmatched group of NIR experts to better serve customers around the globe. The combination of all six strong, well-regarded brands, positions KPM Analytics as a key provider of NIR instrumentation and solutions for online moisture measurement.”
“Joining KPM Analytics is a great opportunity for Sensortech.” says CEO Colin Hanson. “Bringing effective and innovative solutions to our clients is and will remain our focus as we realize the new opportunities that come along with being part of KPM.” Hanson will continue as CEO after the acquisition as will the entire Sensortech management team.
“Not only are we excited to add RF capabilities, we are thrilled to have Colin and his team part of KPM and look forward to continued innovation, growth and success.” says McIntire. “As we work to uncover the best ways to grow both PSC and Sensortech, both businesses will continue to work with and support their existing sales channels, distribution networks and their global customers as they have done successfully for decades.”