We are excited to announce that MSA has acquired SMC, a leading provider of FGFD instruments and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. This acquisition enables MSA to accelerate its strategy to enhance worker safety and accountability through the use of cloud technology and wireless connectivity; a key focus of the company's recently established Safety io™ subsidiary. MSA launched Safety io in 2018, primarily to leverage the capabilities of its portable gas detection portfolio as it relates to cloud connectivity.
"Today, the safety industry is placing greater focus on connectivity and remote monitoring to enhance worker safety. With SMC on board, we can fast track our connectivity technology from Safety io into infrastructure applications for FGFD systems," Nish Vartanian, MSA President and CEO said.
Over the past several weeks, MSA has been focused on developing a cross-functional integration process designed to ensure the success of the acquisition. They are looking forward to putting this plan into action. MSA and SMC will share the details of their combined strategy as it is finalized.