EADS North America Test and Services, based in Irvine, Calif., on Jan. 11 announced plans to acquire Trig-Tek, Inc., a Garden Grove, Calif.-based manufacturer of precision, dynamic test and measurement instruments for the U.S. aerospace and defense markets. EADS said the acquisition is "consistent with our strategy to provide our customers with the most advanced automatic test solutions. It also supports EADS North America’s goal to grow our business in the U.S. and to enhance our global test and services offering."
“Trig-Tek is an excellent acquisition and a good fit for our Engineer-to-Engineer (E2E) culture," said Jim Mulato, president of EADS North America Test and Services. "Its complementary product line will enable us to provide even more complete, tailored, test solutions to our military, semiconductor and engine test customers. The additional engineering firepower afforded by Trig-Tek will also enhance future product innovations.”
Lyle Wells, who was the president and owner of Trig-Tek, will remain involved with the day-to-day operations of the company in a consulting role.