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Cooper makes three acquisitions

Jan. 14, 2012
Cooper Industries plc , Dublin, Ireland, acquired Changzhou Yuhua Electrical Equipment Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Changzhou, China; Blinda Industria e Comercio Ltda, Campinas, Brazil; and GE’s Industrial Systems British Standard fuse-link product portfolio.

Cooper Industries plc , Dublin, Ireland, acquired Changzhou Yuhua Electrical Equipment Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Changzhou, China; Blinda Industria e Comercio Ltda, Campinas, Brazil; and GE’s Industrial Systems British Standard fuse-link product portfolio. Combined sales for the three companies in 2011 was estimated at $36 million and the combined purchase price is approximately $56 million.

Yuhua specializes in explosion-proof CCTV systems and explosion-proof communication systems certified for use in onshore and offshore oil and gas, marine, mining and petrochemical markets. Yuhua joins the Cooper Safety division. Blinda manufactures explosion-proof products such as lighting and panel boards for oil and gas markets in Brazil. Blinda joins the Cooper Crouse-Hinds division. Cooper Bussmann has acquired the British Standard fuse-link product portfolio from GE Industrial Systems, which strengthens Bussmann’s portfolio globally, especially in India and Australia.