Spirax-Sarco acquires Bio Pure in £8.5m deal

spirax160The steam control and pumping specialist Spirax-Sarco Engineering has acquired Portsmouth-based Bio Pure Technology for £8.5 million.

Bio Pure,which specialises in the design and production of advanced single use tubing connector systems for the biopharmaceutical industry, will operate as part of Spirax-Sarco’s Watson-Marlow Pumps Group (WMPG).

Cheltenham, Gloucester-based Spirax-Sarco said WMPG already had a strong commercial relationship with Bio Pure, jointly promoting Watson-Marlow tubing and Bio Pure connectors to shared customers.

The company said the acquisition strengthened WMPG’s presence in both the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries..

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About Ken Hurst

Ken Hurst began his career as a journalist in London over 30 years ago, working on a range of publications before moving on to weekly newspaper production in the newly-independent Zambia of the 1970s. He returned to the UK where his work included spells on newspapers and magazines, before moving to head up Norwich Union’s corporate affairs division. In the 1990s he moved on to freelance, co-own and publish the B2B audio magazine Sound and front the BBC radio Yesterday’s Papers programme. There followed six years as Business Editor at Britain’s biggest selling regional daily newspaper, The Eastern Daily Press, where he led an award-winning team and for whom he still writes a weekly socio/political comment column. Subsequently, he was Group Editorial Director at CBM, responsible for its UK and US magazine output – including The Manufacturer magazine – research-driven industry reports and live events content. Currently he is Contributing Editor at Works Management magazine publisher Findlay Media and Chairman of the consumer publishing house TNT Multimedia Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the British Association of Communicators in Business.
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