IMS joins Microwave Techniques, creating a global leader in industrial microwave heating and drying systems for both solids and fluids. The group now consists of Ferrite Microwave Technologies, MEGA Industries, and IMS.
GORHAM, Maine and NASHUA, New Hampshire –
Microwave Techniques, LLC (MT), the parent company of both Maine based Mega Industries (MEGA) and New Hampshire based Ferrite Microwave Technologies (FMT) is pleased to announce that it has acquired all of the assets and IP of Raleigh, North Carolina based Industrial Microwave Systems, LLC. (IMS) from Laitram, LLC.
These two long-time leading microwave systems brands are recognized worldwide for innovative and robust designs and reliability. The combination of the two brands creates a global leader in high power 915 MHz microwave heating and drying systems for both solids and fluids.
A Global Leader in Industrial Microwave Systems
The merging of the brands, IP and products related to IMS’s Single-Mode Continuous Fluid and Solid Processing Systems and Ferrite’s Multi-Mode Batch and Continuous Tempering and Drying Systems into the Microwave Techniques portfolio offers customers a one stop source for lab and commercial scale microwave systems covering:
Tempering | Drying | Heating | Cooking | Bonding | Curing | Reacting | Cracking |Sterilizing
Belt/Continuous | Batch | Fluid/Slurry Heating | Lab Systems | Single-Mode | Multi-Mode
Transmitters/Generators | Combiners | Circulators | Magnetron Tubes
6kW to 1.2MW | Custom Development & Modeling | Global Support
About the IMS & Microwave Techniques Acquistion
Microwave Techniques, LLC was established after the 2020 merging of MEGA and FMT and now adds IMS’s fluid heating and continuous belt-based systems to its portfolio. With three manufacturing facilities in Maine and New Hampshire, Microwave Techniques is unique in the microwave industry by combing the design and manufacturing of the most advanced high power microwave components with end-to-end industrial microwave system development.
The high power microwave components design and manufacturing division is based in Gorham, Maine. The industrial microwave systems group is based in Nashua, New Hampshire. The systems group is moving into a new larger facility this fall to support IMS production and its continued growth.
“We are excited to add IMS’s team and innovated portfolio of patented products into the group,” said Scott Knoll, a partner with Microwave Techniques ownership group. “We have always seen strong demand for fluid-based microwave systems so adding IMS’s patented fluid applicator unit is highly strategic and combining with our rapidly growing components business we can now offer all segments of the high power microwave industry a one stop shop for components, systems and specialized microwave design services.”
Deal terms have not been announced. The combined company will continue to use the various brand names (MT, MEGA, FMT, IMS, MCi and FXR) and employ over 100 people with over 100,000+ SF of production capacity across the multiple facilities in Maine, New Hampshire and North Carolina.
About Microwave Techniques, LLC
Microwave Techniques, LLC is a holding company and global leader in high power microwave components, transmitters and systems. Microwave Techniques operates multiple divisions, product lines, and facilities across Maine, New Hampshire and North Carolina. The microwave components division headquarters is in Gorham, ME, and the microwave systems division headquarters is in Nashua, NH.
Learn More: Microwave Techniques Website
About Industrial Microwave Systems
Industrial Microwave Systems (IMS), a Microwave Techniques company, is a leading designer of innovative, patented microwave systems for continuous flow manufacturing processes that require rapid and uniform heating and drying. IMS lab solutions at 2450MHz and production systems at 915MHz. Industrial Microwave Systems (IMS) supports clients across a wide variety of industries. This includes: chemicals, food processing, industrial products, nonwovens, textiles and mining. IMS is the original developer and leading provider of fluid/slurry microwave heating systems.
Learn More: Industrial Microwave Systems Website | IMS Joins Microwave Techniques in July 2021
About Ferrite Microwave Technologies
Ferrite Microwave Technologies (FMT) is a Microwave Techniques company with two primary business groups. The components group delivers high-power circulators, isolators, loads, windows, and several other legacy FMT microwave components. The systems division produces large-scale solutions for tempering, cooking, heating, and drying systems. In addition, FMT offers standalone microwave generators to transmit power to the systems. The systems group uniquely offers replacement parts (such as magnetron tubes), as well as on-site service and maintenance repairs to its thousands of customers across the globe.
Learn more: Ferrite Components Website | Ferrite Systems Website
About Mega Industries
Mega Industries (MEGA) is a Microwave Techniques company, and global leader in the manufacture of high-power microwave component solutions. Mega produces a comprehensive line of RF & Microwave components, as well as subsystems and assemblies. This includes rigid and flexible waveguides, coaxial components, ultra-high vacuum components, and broadcast components. Mega specializes in high-power, high-quality components in waveguide sizes WR28 to WR2300. Mega has clients in the scientific, medical, radar, industrial, broadcast, and commercial sectors.
Learn more: Mega Industries Website
About Anania & Associates
Anania & Associates (A&A) is a Maine based and regionally focused private equity management firm that partners with management teams acquiring and building companies with a high potential for growth and long-term sustainability. Founded in 2008, AAI focuses on supporting its current portfolio companies. This includes: Microwave Techniques, LLC, Mega Industries, Ferrite Microwave Technologies, Industrial Microwave Systems, Elmet Technologies, LLC, Lighthouse Imaging, LLC, and Polymer Laboratories & Solutions, LLC.
Learn more: Anania & Associates Website
To learn more about our expanded capabilities through the acquisition, please reach out with any questions you may have.