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AMETEK Land celebrates 70 years in business

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AMETEK Land, which supplies temperature-measuring equipment to the cement and other industries, marked 70 years of business in July, after its founding as Land Pyrometers Ltd in Sheffield, UK, in 1947.

Born as a spin-off from Sheffield-based cutlery maker, T. Land & Son, the company would later become Land Instruments International, before its acquisition by a US-based supplier of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, AMETEK Inc., in 2006.

The company would be using the anniversary to “develop products that are geared not only to our current core business sectors in heavy processing industries, but also the next generation of manufacturing,” said Justin Smith, Managing Director of AMETEK Land.

“These products will be affordable, as well as help industries to meet the demands of an increasingly competitive world,” continued Smith, who took up his current position in 2015 after working the AMETEK Land’s parent company since 2006.

“There are major opportunities for the business to grow, as customers work towards meeting ever tighter emissions controls and reduce their energy usage,” Smith concluded. “The use of our products is hugely diverse and we see opportunities for our infrared and environmental products to become an even more integral part of how industrial plants operate.”

AMETEK Land is part of the Process & Analytical Instruments Division of AMETEK Inc. Based in Pennsylvania, US, AMETEK reported sales of US$1.06 billion in 2Q17, an increase of 9% year on year.

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