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PRESS RELEASE : Fluke Corporation acquires Ruska and Pressurements from General Electric

EVERETT, Wash., June 1, 2010 – Fluke Corporation today announced that it has acquired the Ruska and Pressurements businesses from GE’s Sensing & Inspection Technologies division for an undisclosed amount. Ruska and Pressurements will be integrated into the Fluke Calibration organization, which is a global leader in metrology and calibration products and services for electrical, temperature, pressure, and flow measurements.

“We are excited to welcome Ruska and Pressurements to the Fluke family,” said Barbara Hulit, Fluke president. “Our product lines complement each other, with the Ruska and Pressurements piston gauges and pressure controllers expanding our existing offering. This will allow us to provide our customers with an even stronger set of pressure calibration solutions and increase the overall size of the market we serve.”

“Ruska and Pressurements are strong, respected industry brands, known for their reliability and commitment to quality,” said Martin Girard, Fluke Calibration general manager. “Combining our organizations will position us to bring customers a greatly expanded range of pressure calibration solutions backed up by worldwide support and a focus on new product development.”

Ruska, founded in 1944, is a leading global manufacturer of precision laboratory instrumentation, offering highly accurate primary pressure standards, transfer standards, and air data test sets. Ruska also offers calibration services for virtually any pressure device. Pressurements products, originally from Pressurements, Ltd in the UK, include a comprehensive series of instruments for the accurate measurement of pressure. Versatile, easy to use, and extremely accurate, these instruments include hydraulic deadweight testers and combined pressure and vacuum deadweight testers. “Fluke Calibration is a strong fit for our product lines and we are excited to be joining their team,” said Kirk Mosher, Site Leader, Ruska/Pressurements. “They understand the value we bring to customers and are committed to investing in our growth and future innovation. Together, our technology and expertise will provide a full suite of calibration solutions for our customers.”

There are no immediate plans for changes in staffing and facility location. “Our top priority is our customers and meeting their needs,” said Girard. “Our goal is for the transition to be as seamless as possible.”

About Fluke Corporation

Fluke Corporation is a global leader in professional electronic test tools and precision calibration standards. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers, electricians, metrologists and building diagnostic professionals who install, troubleshoot, and manage 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. The company's international headquarters are in Everett, WA, USA, with European sales and service headquarters located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. For more information contact Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA USA 98206, call (800) 44-FLUKE, fax (425) 446-5116, or visit

About GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies

GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies is a leading innovator in advanced measurement, sensor-based and inspection solutions that deliver accuracy, productivity and safety to customers in a wide range of industries, including oil & gas, power generation, aerospace, transportation and healthcare. The business is part of GE Energy Services and has more than 40 facilities in 25 countries worldwide. For more information, visit