Meggers Become Choosers

Big acquisition brings two powerhouses together in Megger, Baker

Megger Group Limited will purchase the Baker Instrument business from SKF Group, it announced today in a press release. This marks significant growth for Megger; as it acquires one of the more prominent companies in electric motor and rotating machine test and condition assessment in Baker. Baker had been part of SKF since 2007.

For over 50 years, the Baker Instrument business has been fluent in electrical motor testing; becoming, as Megger says “a recognized leading brand and position in this area.” Specifically, Baker pioneered stress testing for motors and dynamic testing for predictive maintenance. Baker’s parent company, SKF, is one of the premier bearing manufacturers in the world, and is not included in the acquisition.

Jim Fairbairn, Chief Executive Officer of Megger, stated “We are excited to acquire a recognised industry leader with equipment and online testing capability that will complement Megger’s product range. We look forward to working with the Baker team to drive continued growth and innovation”

Megger, founded in 1889 in Dover, England, UK, has U.S. headquarters in Dallas, Texas, and Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The Dallas facility processes power cable infrastructure testers, S1 series insulation testers, low resistance testers, relay test sets, Watthour test sets, CT testers, Primary high current testers, motion breaker analyzers, TORKEL test sets, VIDAR test sets and water leak detection. The Valley Forge facility repairs and calibrates Tan Delta test sets (Power Factor), TTRs, MTOs, BITEs, DC dielectrics, DLROs, insulation testers (including S1 series and MIT series) , DETs, Power Quality, TDRs and cable fault equipment.

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