Piezo Kinetics Inc. Completes Acquisition of
Channel Technologies Group’s Ceramics Division
BELLEFONTE, Pa., April 11, 2017 – Piezo Kinetics Inc., the leading manufacturer specialty piezoelectric ceramic elements and assemblies, has announced the acquisition of Channel Technologies Group’s (CTG) Ceramics Division’s assets, including all powder formulations and inventories of finished products.
“This acquisition will directly expand our overall capabilities and help us meet our customers’ growing needs,” said Brian Kivisto, executive vice president of the Crest Group. “These new assets will enable us to offer new formulations and expand our processing capabilities for ceramics and powder manufacturing, and provide spherical grinding expertise.”
ABOUT PIEZO KINETICS
Piezo Kinetics (PKI) is the leading North American manufacturer of specialty piezoelectric elements and assemblies. Through our strong technological positions, we offer the following to our customers:
- Piezoceramic Shapes – Standardized and Customized
- Engineering Collaborations
- Value-Added Manufacturing
- Value-Added Services
- Piezoceramics Material Developments – Application Specific Performance
Piezo Kinetics manufactures piezoelectric crystals and products that are the heartbeat of piezoelectric transducers, piezo pick-ups, piezoelectric actuators, and piezoelectric generators in a multitude of applications. Our piezoceramic products are manufactured from lead zirconate titanate (PZT), lead metaniobate, and other piezoelectric materials.
PKI is located in Bellefonte, PA near Penn State University. We have a rich history in collaboration with the PSU Applied Research Laboratory and work closely in piezo materials development. Our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility was opened in 2005 and expanded in 2012. PKI utilizes vertically oriented manufacturing processes, bringing high value products and services to many markets.
Piezo Kinetics was founded in 1979 as Nittany Piezo Ceramics. In 1996 PKI was acquired by The Crest Group, an international developer and manufacturer of specialty ultrasonic equipment, with headquarters in Trenton, New Jersey. The Crest Group is the largest privately held multimillion dollar ultrasonic technology company in the world.
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