McCrometer is pleased to announce the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Automata Inc., based in Nevada City, CA, a leader in satellite and radio telemetry, software and sensors for agricultural and rural water.
Combined with the earlier acquisition of Adcon Telemetry, McCrometer also has established a new business unit, McCrometer Connect™. This new business unit will focus on developing and selling complete wireless solutions for agriculture and rural water management applications.
“The combination of Automata and Adcon gives McCrometer a 1+2 punch in this space. While both companies have experience across a wide variety of products, it is the combination of Automata and Adcon’s communication options and sensor portfolio that separates us from the competition”, says Melissa Aquino, General Manager of the McCrometer Connect business unit. “Given our combined platform, we are able to deliver tangible value, such as improved yield and water savings, to irrigation districts and large farms.”
According to Kerry McCall, President of McCrometer, “We are uniquely positioned to provide our customers with superior solutions in this market – with the flexibility to match their application needs, communication options and budget. We will be able to build on McCrometer’s strong flow meter installed base and heritage in the agricultural, municipal and industrial markets.”
With over 55 years of experience in flow meter design and manufacturing, the Automata and Adcon businesses provide McCrometer with established product platforms in a growing product category. Since 1975, Automata Inc. has manufactured complete system solutions, including satellite and radio telemetry, software, and sensors for agricultural, rural water and industrial applications. These products are proven management tools in agriculture, irrigation monitoring, pump and water well supply systems.
McCrometer’s facilities facilities now include: headquarters in Hemet, CA, a manufacturing and service center in Aurora, NE, one of the world’s largest volumetric calibration laboratories in Portersville, CA and two new telemetry systems and sensors facilities in Davis and Nevada City, CA. These facilities are staffed by expert flow measurement and telemetry and sensor engineers, technicians and specialists with hundreds of years of collective expertise agricultural applications and instrumentation. The company’s leading-edge engineering, advanced manufacturing and continuous improvement quality systems continue to deliver flow meters and turn-key wireless telemetry systems offering simple installation, superior performance, low maintenance and low instrument life-cycle costs.