Ada, Mich.’s Burke Porter Group Acquires Italian Company


Burke Porter Group, a global supplier of intelligent testing, instrumentation, and assembly systems and solutions near Grand Rapids, Thursday announced it has acquired Italy’s Galileo TP Process Equipment S.r.l. Full terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Galileo specializes in vacuum, leak detection, and refrigerant charging technology. The company designs and engineers on-production machines, test machines, and off-production machines for the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry. It was founded in 1997 through the merger of Galileo Vacuum Tec and Tecnoplant S.r.l.

“We continue to see advances in intelligent manufacturing solutions across the industry. Galileo’s expertise and technologies align with our own and allow us to continue enhancing and expanding our technology platform,” says David DeBoer, CEO of Burke Porter Group. “The synergies within our group make this addition a great fit to broaden our product portfolio with Galileo’s assembly and testing solutions.”

The agreement provides for management continuity over the company’s business activities with no change in day-to-day business or contacts. Giovanni Gonfiantini, Galileo’s president and CEO, and Piero Poggiali, the company’s sales director, will remain with the company.

“Galileo has continued to grow and develop worldwide since the 1940s, and the opportunity to join the Burke Porter Group will support our growth in the U.S. and Asia,” says Gonfiantini. “We are eager to work closely with the BPG team to continue advancing our technologies and expanding our customer base globally.”

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