ST. LOUIS - Emerson Climate Technologies acquired Vilter Manufacturing LLC, a privately held compressor manufacturer based in Cudahy, Wis. Vilter compressors are used in a wide range of industrial refrigeration systems. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Vilter has a well-respected brand that will enhance our presence in the food processing and cold storage segments of the refrigeration industry,” said Ed Purvis, executive vice president and business leader of Emerson Climate Technologies. “This acquisition will allow us to expand our existing industry-best product offering and strengthen our position in the refrigeration industry.”

Vilter will become a part of Emerson Climate Technologies’ Refrigeration Division, which provides commercial refrigeration products and solutions. The acquired company produces a complete line of compressors for industrial refrigeration and gas compression applications including reciprocating and single screw compressors. Its products are sold globally through 72 United States and 31 international distribution locations.

“Vilter is a technology leader in energy-efficient, environmentally-conscious solutions in its industry,” said Ram Krishnan, president, Refrigeration Division of Emerson Climate Technologies. “We see great growth opportunities for both organizations as Vilter joins the Emerson team.”

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Publication date:06/15/2009