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Atlas Copco to acquire US based cryostat manufacturer Montana Instruments

Date Announced: 30 Aug 2022

Nacka, Sweden -- Atlas Copco has agreed to acquire Montana Instruments Corporation. The company provides cryostat solutions for customers involved in physics research and low temperature technology solutions.

Montana Instruments Corporation is a privately owned company with 38 employees, located in Bozeman, Montana, USA. In 2021, the company had revenues of approximately MUSD 12 (MSEK 106*).

A cryostat is a system used to cool an object to very low temperature and enable measurement of various properties. The Montana Instrument cryostats can attain temperatures down to 4 Kelvin (minus 269 Celsius or minus 425 Fahrenheit) without the use of liquid cryogens. The cryostats are typically used to observe and characterize quantum physics in cold materials.

“The acquisition will allow us to further extend our existing presence in the cryogenic markets and with our R&D customers,” said Geert Follens, Business Area President Vacuum Technique. “It also provides an additional channel into quantum technology related markets where commercial applications are starting to grow.”

The purchase price is not disclosed. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2022.

“Merging with Atlas Copco presents us with a unique opportunity to capitalize on strong strategic synergies and is an exciting step forward for our employees and our shareholders,” said Montana Instruments CEO Mark Carroll.

The company will become part of the Scientific Vacuum Division within the Vacuum Technique Business Area.

“The merger with Atlas Copco is great for our employees, our brand, and our customers,” said Montana Instruments founder Luke Mauritsen. “This partnership provides horsepower for our strategic roadmap and is good for the State of Montana. I'm tremendously grateful for what this opportunity provides.”

About Atlas Copco GroupGreat ideas accelerate innovation. At Atlas Copco we have been turning industrial ideas into business-critical benefits since 1873. By listening to our customers and knowing their needs, we deliver value and innovate with the future in mind. In 2021, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK111 and at year end about 43 000 employees.

About Montana InstrumentsSpecialists in the world of cold science automation, Montana Instruments designs, manufactures, and supports optical cryogenic systems for quantum materials research and the quantum computing, sensing, and networking industries.


Atlas Copco
Sickla industriväg 19
131 54 Nacka
Phone: +46 8 743 80 00
Montana Instruments Corporation
101 Evergreen Drive
MT 59715, USA
Phone: +1 406-551-2796

E-mail: info@atlascopco.com

Web Site: www.atlascopco.com

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