Motion Sensor manufacturer Encoder Technology has ann-ounced that contracts have been exchanged for the purchase of Eplon Engineering. The sale has been prompted by the decision of Ron Epps, Eplon’s managing director, to retire.
Eplon was established 30 years ago and the business is based at a purpose-built site occupying 11,000 sq ft in Leatherhead, Surrey. It specialises in precision machining and assembly with a 16 strong workforce.
Encoder Technology makes and distributes a range of encoders, resolvers and related motion-sensing devices. `We were attracted to Eplon for a number of reasons,’ Robert Worrall, managing director of Encoder, said. `The word synergy is frequently overworked but in this case it is absolutely appropriate. Both companies enjoy an excellent reputation and operate in similar markets.’
Later this year Encoder plans to transfer the manufacture of its range of encoders, presently made in Germany, to Eplon.
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