Fluke Corporation Acquires DH Instruments

EVERETT, WA -- Fluke Corp., a worldwide leader in portable, professional electronic test tools, announced the acquisition of DH Instruments Inc. (DHI). DHI is an industry leading manufacturer of high performance pressure and gas flow standards, including calibration process software. DHI also offers A2LA accredited pressure and gas flow calibration services, as well as metrology training courses at their facility in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Under the agreement, DHI will become part of the Fluke Precision Measurement division, joining the Fluke calibration product and service teams. According to Tom Johnson, Fluke's Precision Measurement vice president, "DHI is well known for their innovative solutions in pressure and flow calibration. This high-quality product portfolio complements the Fluke line of dc/low frequency ac electrical, RF and temperature calibration products and allows us to offer customers an even broader range of integrated solutions and services." Fluke Precision Measurement encompasses a broad selection of standards, calibrators, data loggers, general-purpose test instruments, software, training, and global support and service.

"In Fluke, we have found a partner who matches our commitment to quality and to the customer," said Martin Girard, DH Instruments president. "As part of the Fluke organization, we can strengthen our operations and expand further into new markets around the world. We are excited about the opportunity to better serve our existing customers and to reach more prospective new customers."

"This is a great move for both companies," confirms Barbara Hulit, Fluke president. "DHI products reinforce our business on several fronts, helping expand the breadth of our precision measurements business and also helping provide stronger support for other products in our range of test tools. Combined, our businesses will thrive, satisfying more customers worldwide."

Product and Customer Coverage
The DHI product line is focused on metrology solutions and includes primary and transfer standards for pressure and gas flow calibration, accessories, training and services. These include PG7000 automated pressure balances, FPG very low pressure standards, a full range of digital pressure controllers and pressure monitors, and molbloc/molbox gas flow calibration systems. Customers include national labs, aerospace, the military, and manufacturers who rely on precise pressure standards to support their manufacturing processes. These are much the same customer base as addressed by Fluke's other calibration and test tools businesses.

DHI Instruments, Inc.
DHI was founded in 1980 with one objective: To provide superior calibration solutions through innovative technology, first rate service, and uncompromising metrological integrity. DHI will continue to be based in Phoenix, Arizona, with its existing management team. Their existing service centers will be enhanced with the Fluke worldwide service organization. For more information, contact DH Instruments, 4765 East Beautiful Lane, Phoenix AZ 85044-5318, call (602) 431-9100, fax (602) 431-9559, or email [email protected]. Visit DHI's web site here.

Fluke Corporation
Fluke Corporation is a world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools, calibration equipment and software. Fluke products are used by technicians and engineers in service, installation, maintenance, manufacturing test and quality functions in a variety of industries throughout the world. Founded in 1948, Fluke distributes its products in over 100 countries. The company's international headquarters are in Everett, WA, USA, with European sales and service headquarters located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Fluke is a wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation.

For more information:
Larry Wilson
Public Relations Manager
(425) 446-5671
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