Salvo Technologies Acquires Graflex Inc.
Acquisition expands Salvo’s manufacturing and distribution capabilities
SEMINOLE, FL — [November 9, 2021] – Salvo Technologies Inc. has announced the acquisition of Graflex Incorporated (Jupiter, Fl), a designer and manufacturer of precision optical, electronic and mechanical devices to serve specialized commercial and government market requirements. The move further enhances Salvo Technologies’ in-house capabilities to produce and deliver its complete solutions to customers around the world.
As part of the acquisition, Graflex president Paul Ganther will retain his title and management responsibilities over Graflex.
“This acquisition continues Salvo Technologies’ strategy of vertical integration,” said Phil Buchsbaum, VP of business development at Salvo Technologies. “While upgrading our manufacturing capabilities, the addition of Graflex also upgrades our global distribution footprint for our new and existing products. Graflex has been a Salvo customer for years, and I have personally known Paul and his team for over two decades. The time was right to finally merge the organizations.”
“Graflex has been a leader in ruggedized optical solutions for almost 30 years,” said Paul Ganther, president of Graflex. “Our customers include U.S. security and defense customers, as well as foreign militaries worldwide. We have had a tremendous amount of growth over the past few years and joining the Salvo group of companies helps us maintain this trajectory. In addition, there are quite a few opportunities to offer both Salvo and Graflex customers access to new products. It is a very exciting time for us.”
The acquisition is official as of today. Salvo Technologies will continue to notify customers and suppliers of the news. There will be no change in service, supply or other operations in the near term.
About Salvo Technologies, Inc.
Salvo Technologies Inc. invests in and develops manufacturing companies serving the defense, security, medical, industrial and commercial markets. From its inception in 2007, it has grown into an organization with global reach and manufacturing capabilities on multiple continents. Its divisions provide a range of world-class products and services including imaging and sensing solutions with an emphasis on multispectral and polarimetric systems, high-reliability electronic and electro-optical components and assembly, optical filters, thin and thick film coatings and fire-control optics. Salvo Technologies is a privately held company headquartered in Seminole, FL. For more information, please visit www.salvo-technologies.com.
About Graflex Inc.
Graflex Incorporated designs, develops and manufactures products that are recognized worldwide as the most durable and highest performing available. Each and every item is built to exacting standards and able to withstand the harshest of environments without degradation throughout the life cycle. We not only design and build to world standards, we set the world standard. For more information, please visit https://graflex.com.