Spirax-Sarco acquires Flexicon

Cheltenham-based Spirax-Sarco Engineering has agreed to acquire Danish company Flexicon for £14.1m through its subsidiary company Watson-Marlow Bredel.

The transaction, due to complete at the end of February, includes ownership of Flexicon’s distribution company for the USA, Flexicon America.

Flexicon manufactures a range of peristaltic aseptic filling systems which it markets to the biopharmaceutical industry worldwide. Watson-Marlow Bredel is the world’s leading manufacturer of peristaltic pumps.

The company said the acquisition of Flexicon complements its existing range of peristaltic pumps for dispensing applications and strengthens its presence in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.