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HMS Networks Acquires Red Lion Controls

January 4, 2024

HMS Networks Acquires Red Lion Controls

HMS Networks Acquires Red Lion Controls, Significantly Expands Its Presence in North America

HMS Networks (HMS) has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Red Lion Controls, a distinguished provider of industrial automation and networking solutions. This strategic move underscores HMS’s commitment to expanding its global presence and enhancing its position as an industry leader in the rapidly evolving field of industrial automation.

The acquisition of Red Lion Controls represents a key milestone in HMS’s growth strategy, bringing together two innovators in the industrial automation sector. This collaboration will leverage the complementary strengths of both companies, providing customers with a comprehensive suite of cutting-edge solutions designed to meet the evolving demands of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) landscape.

“We are very happy to welcome Red Lion into the HMS Networks family, the companies are a great match both when it comes to products, geographic presence, and cultural aspects. The combination of Red Lion’s product portfolio, which is complementary to HMS’ offering and has limited overlap, and the geographic match with Red Lion having a strong position in the attractive North American market, and HMS with its core markets in Europe, will generate good cross-selling opportunities,” says Staffan Dahlström, CEO of HMS.

taffan Dahlström, CEO of HMS

Red Lion Controls, known for its advanced automation and networking solutions, will contribute its expertise to further enhance HMS’s portfolio. The combined capabilities of both companies will result in an expanded range of solutions, offering customers unprecedented levels of connectivity, efficiency, and control in their industrial operations.

Marcel van Helten, President of Red Lion Controls, expressed enthusiasm about the acquisition, stating, “This is a great step for Red Lion. I would like to thank Spectris and Andrew Heath for their support in our growth over the past several years. I am looking forward to being able to work with the HMS team to make this a great success.”

Marcel van Helten, President of Red Lion Controls

Closing of the acquisition is expected to take place during the first half year of 2024, subject to customary closing conditions, including filing with and approval by the appropriate authorities under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976 and filing with and approval by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

To read the full press release on HMS Networks’ website, click here.


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