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Q-par Angus Limited is Acquired by Solid State plc.
Q-par Angus Limited has been acquired 1st May 2013, by Solid State plc, an AIM
listed supplier of industrial / ruggedised computers, specialist electronic components and battery
power solutions to the electronics market.
Q-par, will now be known as Steatite Q-par
Antennas, and will remain as one of Europe's leading microwave engineering experts specialising
in the design and manufacture of ultra-wideband antennas, subsystems, antenna components and
Q-par established in 1973, operates in the EW, SIGINT, Test and Measurement
markets and has a global client list including several UK and overseas government organisations,
1st tier defence companies and system integrators who operate in a wide variety of areas including
ELINT, COMINT, EMC, and Spectrum management.
Commenting on the acquisition, John Lavery,
Managing Director of Steatite Ltd, said, “Q-par is an excellent fit for Steatite, offering a
broadening of specialist products and services. We see this as a complementary match.”
Richard and Jenny Holliday founders of Q-par said about the acquisition, “We are delighted
Solid State plc have acquired the business and will provide an ideal environment for Q-par to
grow and to move into new and interesting fields, as well as giving fresh opportunities to the
Q-par will continue to build upon a very successful year, with a strong order
book, and increasing opportunities around the globe. Q-par will be launching a number of new
wideband antenna products during the remainder of 2013, and will be exhibiting at a number of
events including EW Europe 2013, Cologne, 50th Annual AOC Symposium and Convention, Washington
DC, and the European Microwave Week, 2013 at
“We are looking forward
to being part of the Steatite family. The growing opportunities this presents are exciting and
bode well for the future,” said Q-par's General Manager, John Coad.
Solid State plc (SSP):
Solid State plc (SSP) is a leading value added group
of companies providing specialist distribution, design-in and manufacturing services to those
acquiring industrial/rugged computing products, battery power solutions and electronic components
for use in harsh environments.
Serving niche markets in oil & gas production, medical,
construction, security, military and field maintenance, Solid State acts as both a distributor
to OEMs and bespoke manufacturer of specialist units to clients with complex requirements.
Headquartered in Redditch, Solid State employs over 130 staff across four sites. Solid
State operates through two main divisions: Solid State Supplies and Steatite.
was established in 1971 and admitted to AIM in June 1996.
Mr. Robert Lowther
Sales and Marketing
Steatite Q-par Antennas
tel: +44 1568 612318
Steatite Q-par Antennas
Barons Cross Laboratories
HR6 8RS, UK
tel: +44 1568 612138
fax: +44 1568 616373
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