Pressure and temperature switches: WIKA acquires Cella
Cella products have been part of the WIKA portfolio for years. With the integration of Cella into the group of companies, WIKA sets the course for targeted developments in this instrument category. The product offering is primarily aimed at customers in the chemical/petrochemical industry, oil & gas industry, as well as the energy and water/wastewater industry. The pressure and temperature switches, which will still be sold under the label Cella, have ATEX approval and are certified for safety-critical applications per SIL IEC 61508.
The company Cella was founded in 1897 by Ettore Cella in Milan and had been family-owned since then. About 50 people are employed at the current location in Bareggio near Milan. The turnover in 2013 was approximately 5 million euros.
WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG
Over the past 60 years, WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG has built a reputation as a renowned partner and competent specialist for any task in the field of pressure, temperature and level measurement. On the basis of a steadily growing efficiency, innovative technologies are applied when developing new products and system solutions. The reliability of the products and the readiness to face all challenges of the market have been the key factors for WIKA to achieve a leading position in the global market. Within the WIKA group 7,000 employees are dedicated to maintaining and improving technology in pressure and temperature measurement. Within our sales organisation you will find more than 500 skilled and experienced employees to talk to. More than 250 engineers and technicians are continually searching on behalf of WIKA to provide solutions for innovative products, improved materials and more economical production methods. In close cooperation with recognised universities, institutes and industrial companies solutions for specific applications are developed.