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PRESS RELEASE : Fluke Corporation acquires Hawk IR International

EVERETT, Wash. – Fluke Corporation, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, has acquired Hawk IR International Ltd. of North Yorkshire, U.K.

Hawk IR will continue to operate as Hawk IR International under the Fluke Electronics Industrial Division and will continue to service its customers and partners globally.

The acquisition represents a significant global opportunity for Hawk IR International. Under Fluke ownership, Hawk IR will have access to resources, business systems and channels to market that will expand its ability to deliver products that improve the safety and efficiency of thermal imaging.

“We are extremely proud to be part of the Fluke family,” said Tony Holliday, Managing Director of Hawk IR International Ltd. “As the world leader in thermal imaging for industrial applications, Fluke Thermography gels perfectly with our arc-resistant IR-Window products. With a global network of electrical experts and distributors, the combination will bring safe and efficient electrical thermography to users worldwide.”

“Bringing Hawk IR into the Fluke family provides benefits to both organizations, as well as to our channel partners and customers,” said Fluke Industrial President Ken Konopa. “Customers of both Fluke and Hawk IR benefit from a coordinated offering of thermal imagers and peripheral equipment, as well as being able to tap a rich base of knowledge.”

Fluke resources and advanced manufacturing strategies will allow Hawk IR to expand its world leading product lines into new markets and to increase existing market depth penetration.

About Hawk IR International
Hawk IR International is the world leader in infrared safety products. Infrared window from Hawk IR improves both productivity and reliability of your equipment while increasing the safety of your personnel. For more information, contact Hawk IR International, 117 High Street, Redcar, Cleveland TS116JX, United Kingdom, call +44 (0) 1642 497000 (1-877-4HAWKIR in the US), email sales.us@hawk-ir.com or visit Hawk’s web site at http://www.irwindows.com.

Fluke Corporation
For more information on Fluke Thermal Imagers, or to find the location of the nearest distributor, contact Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA USA 98206, call (800) 760-4523, e-mail thermography@fluke.com or visit the Fluke Web site at http://www.fluke.com/thermography.

About Fluke
Fluke Corporation is the leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, metrologists and building diagnostic professionals who install, troubleshoot, and manage industrial electrical and electronic equipment and calibration processes for quality control as well as conducting building restoration and remediation services. Fluke is a registered trademark of Fluke Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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