Weiss Technik North America buys Dynavac


Weiss Technik North America has acquired all the stocks of Vacuum Technology Associates, doing business as Dynavac.

Dynavac supplies high‐performance vacuum systems for space simulation and thin film deposition. Its products are sold primarily to the Aerospace, Defense, and precision optics industries.

Dynavac’s thermal vacuum systems simulate the harsh environmental conditions needed to test space flight hardware.

The acquisition combines the latest technologies in areas environmental test chambers, thin film deposition, and thermal vacuum chambers. According to Weiss Technik it makes the company the largest manufacturer of environmental and space simulation systems worldwide.

“We welcome Dynavac to the Weiss Technik family,” said Robert Levert, CEO of Weiss Technik North America. “Given Dynavac’s impressive 40+ year history and established reputation in the space simulation market, the decision was a clear choice.

“This partnership further expands our business in the vast Aerospace & Defense industry and offers customers a wider range of products and services to meet their testing requirements.

Dynavac will continue to do business using its own branding as a separate legal entity of Weiss Technik North America. All of Dynavac’s employees and existing facilities in Hingham and Rockland, Massachusetts will be retained.

Tom Foley, the previous owner of Dynavac and its President, will carry on directing the company’s business, continuing to manufacture its products with the same exceptional performance, reliability, and service customers have come to expect.

“This acquisition supports our initiatives for significant and sustainable growth of Dynavac and will bring further enhancements and innovation to our space simulation and thin film deposition products. We are very excited to join the Weiss Technik family and remain dedicated to supporting our customers in the US and US allies abroad with solutions designed to meet and exceed their expectations,” said Tom Foley, President of Dynavac.

The addition of Dynavac to the Weiss Technik family allows customers to access the broadest range of solutions and benefit from a one‐stop destination for all their environmental and space testing requirements, said the company.

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