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Pressure and temperature switches: WIKA acquires Cella
Klingenberg, April 2014.
WIKA has acquired Ettore Cella S.p.A. The Italian company is specialised in providing high-quality pressure and temperature switches for process instrumentation.
Cella products have been part of the WIKA portfolio for years. With the integration of Cella into the group of companies, WIKA sets the course for targeted developments in this instrument category. The product offering is primarily aimed at customers in the chemical/petrochemical industry, oil & gas industry, as well as the energy and water/wastewater industry. The pressure and temperature switches, which will still be sold under the label Cella, have ATEX approval and are certified for safety-critical applications per SIL IEC 61508.
The company Cella was founded in 1897 by Ettore Cella in Milan and had been family-owned since then. About 50 people are employed at the current location in Bareggio near Milan. The turnover in 2013 was approximately 5 million euros.
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