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Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group acquires Asepco Corporation

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG), a specialist in niche peristaltic pumps and associated fluid path technologies, has acquired Asepco through its parent company Spirax-Sarco Engineering, for £7 million (€9.6 million). Asepco, based in California USA, specialises in the design and manufacture of high purity aseptic valves and magnetic mixers for the bioprocessing industry.

Asepco joins a product range comprising Watson-Marlow pumps, Watson-Marlow tubing, Flexicon filling systems, BioPure single-use tubing connector systems, Alitea OEM pumps, MasoSine process pumps and Bredel hose pumps.

Steve Joy, Asepco president, will remain in his role. Prior to joining Asepco, Joy had previous experience of founding and growing a business with Jensen Fittings.