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Q-par Angus Limited is Acquired by Solid State plc.

Steatite / Q-par Antennas

May 2, 2013

Q-par Angus Limited has been acquired 1st May 2013, by Solid State plc, an AIM listed supplier of industrial / ruggedised computers, specialist electronic components and battery power solutions to the electronics market.

Q-par, will now be known as Steatite Q-par Antennas, and will remain as one of Europe's leading microwave engineering experts specialising in the design and manufacture of ultra-wideband antennas, subsystems, antenna components and consultancy.

Q-par established in 1973, operates in the EW, SIGINT, Test and Measurement markets and has a global client list including several UK and overseas government organisations, 1st tier defence companies and system integrators who operate in a wide variety of areas including ELINT, COMINT, EMC, and Spectrum management.

Commenting on the acquisition, John Lavery, Managing Director of Steatite Ltd, said, “Q-par is an excellent fit for Steatite, offering a broadening of specialist products and services. We see this as a complementary match.”

Richard and Jenny Holliday founders of Q-par said about the acquisition, “We are delighted Solid State plc have acquired the business and will provide an ideal environment for Q-par to grow and to move into new and interesting fields, as well as giving fresh opportunities to the staff.”

Q-par will continue to build upon a very successful year, with a strong order book, and increasing opportunities around the globe. Q-par will be launching a number of new wideband antenna products during the remainder of 2013, and will be exhibiting at a number of events including EW Europe 2013, Cologne, 50th Annual AOC Symposium and Convention, Washington DC, and the European Microwave Week, 2013 at
Nuremberg, Germany.

“We are looking forward to being part of the Steatite family. The growing opportunities this presents are exciting and bode well for the future,” said Q-par's General Manager, John Coad.


About Solid State plc (SSP):

Solid State plc (SSP) is a leading value added group of companies providing specialist distribution, design-in and manufacturing services to those acquiring industrial/rugged computing products, battery power solutions and electronic components for use in harsh environments.

Serving niche markets in oil & gas production, medical, construction, security, military and field maintenance, Solid State acts as both a distributor to OEMs and bespoke manufacturer of specialist units to clients with complex requirements.

Headquartered in Redditch, Solid State employs over 130 staff across four sites. Solid State operates through two main divisions: Solid State Supplies and Steatite.

[borders/inc-300x250.htm]Solid State was established in 1971 and admitted to AIM in June 1996.


Contact Details

Communications Contact:
Mr. Robert Lowther
Sales and Marketing Manager,
Steatite Q-par Antennas
email: robert.lowther@q-par.com
tel: +44 1568 612318

Address:
Steatite Q-par Antennas
Barons Cross Laboratories
Herefordshire
HR6 8RS, UK
Web www.q-par.com
email: sales@q-par.com
tel: +44 1568 612138
fax: +44 1568 616373





Posted  5/3/2013

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