Burke Porter Group, a leading global supplier of intelligent testing, instrumentation and assembly systems and solutions announced its acquisition of Galileo TP Process Equipment S.r.l. (Galileo), which is headquartered in Florence, Italy. Full terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founded in 1997, through the merger of Galileo Vacuum Tec operations dedicated to the refrigeration industry and Tecnoplant S.r.l., Galileo specialises in vacuum, leak detection, and refrigerant charging technology. The company designs and engineers sophisticated on-production machines, test machines and off-production machines for the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry.

“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. “The synergies within our group make this addition a great fit to broaden our product portfolio with Galileo’s assembly and testing solutions.”

The acquisition agreement provides for management continuity over the company’s business activities with no change in day-to-day business or contacts. Galileo’s CEO and President Giovanni Gonfiantini and Sales Director, Piero Poggiali, will remain with 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.”