The Burke Porter Group has bought the Italian manufacturer.
Galileo TP Process Equipment S.r.l., the Italian supplier of hydrocarbon leak detection technology, has been acquired by the US-based Burke Porter Group (BPG), BPG announced last week (26 July).
Based in Florence, Galileo T.P. supplies hydrocarbon charging equipment and accessories through its worldwide branches in the US, China and Bulgaria.
"We continue to see advances in intelligent manufacturing solutions across the industry. Galileo's expertise and technologies align with our own and allow us to continue enhancing and expanding our technology platform," said David DeBoer, CEO of BPG, which supplies intelligent testing, instrumentation and assembly systems and solutions.
According to BPG there will be very little change in day-to-day operations. Galileo CEO and President Giovanni Gonfiantini and Sales Director Piero Poggiali will stay at the company.
"Galileo has continued to grow and develop worldwide since the 1940s and the opportunity to join the Burke Porter Group will support our growth in the US and Asia," said Gonfiantini. "We are eager to work closely with the BPG team to continue advancing our technologies and expanding our customer base globally."
Galileo T.P. is the result of a merger between Officine Galileo Technology, which worked on vacuum and refrigeration technology, and Tecnoplant, one of the first companies in the field to have obtained ISO 9001 Quality Certification.