Summary: The acquisition will bolster Armstrong's global control valve business by offering unique steam hot water.
FREMONT, CA: "We are excited to be working with Leslies’ experienced legacy channel partners, who deepen our thermal expertise across the country," states Doug Bloss, President and CEO of Armstrong International. Armstrong International, a global leader in thermal energy efficiency solutions, has come up with the strategic acquisition of Leslie Controls, a manufacturer of industrial pumps, water heaters, control systems, and steam regulators. Leslies' extensive range of control valves (excluding the US Military Marine market) and steam water heaters will be acquired. Armstrong's customer base and water heater offering will be expanded as a result of this strategic acquisition, which will also accelerate global growth in the power and process markets. The acquisition closed in the third quarter of 2021. Armstrong will distribute Leslie Controls Industrial brands such as AEROFLOW, DBOY, DLO, ID-SERIES, K-MAX Control Valves, and Leslie Constantemp Steam Water Heater lines through Leslie Controls' legacy global channel network.
"This acquisition further positions Armstrong as a leader in the way steam and heat are used in industrial and institutional settings. With these new product offerings, we are ready to onboard new customers while we continue working alongside global leaders in a variety of industries and vertical markets," adds Bloss.
Additionally, Armstrong has retained Leslie Controls' sales leadership and engineering support to ensure continued excellence in customer service and product knowledge.
“Armstrong International provides exceptional best in class service and technology to their customers, now our loyal Leslie consumers will experience the same benefit,” comments Michael D. Goertz Jr., Director of global sales at Armstrong International, who previously held the same position at Leslie Controls. “The team, channel and customers are looking forward to growing our global base and protecting the historical core under the new ownership.”