ITW announces acquisition of Kester, Inc.
Jul 19, 2006
Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) announced that it has acquired all of the shares of Kester, Inc.. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
With estimated 2006 revenues of $175 million, Kester has a strong worldwide presence. Currently, more than 40 percent of the company's revenues emanate from Asia. The remaining revenues are North American, European and South American based.
ITW is a $12.8 billion in revenues diversified manufacturer of highly engineered components and industrial systems and consumables. The Company consists of approximately 700 business units in 48 countries and employs some 50,000 people.
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