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Megger acquires arc reflection technology developer SebaKMT/HDW Electronics


August 17, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

August 16, 2012 – Electrical test equipment provider Megger has acquired SebaKMT, a player in power cable fault location and testing, as well as pipe leakage detection. In the United States, SebaKMT operates principally through its subsidiary HDW Electronics. Established in 1987, HDW Electronics developed arc reflection technology, a fault locating method for solid dielectric cables.

This acquisition will allow Megger to enhance its existing cable test product portfolio, says the company, adding that SebaKMT/HDW Electronics will benefit from access to its technical and financial resources.

“This acquisition is an outstandingly positive development for both companies and for their customers,” said Peter Frank, chair of Megger Group, “not least because there’s a high degree of synergy between the Megger and SebaKMT product ranges but very little overlap.”

Following the acquisition, business will initially continue as usual for both organizations; customers of both companies will, for the foreseeable future, continue to obtain sales, service and support through the same channels they are currently using.

The Vivax-Metrotech Group, formerly part of SebaKMT, has not been acquired by Megger. However, the current sales cooperation in Europe and the United States between Vivax-Metrotech and SebaKMT will continue.