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Carlisle Acquires Micro-Coax

Maker of mission-critical, high-frequency coaxial wire, cable, and cable assemblies is a leading provider to defense, satellite, and test and measurement customers. 

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Carlisle Companies Incorporated announced the acquisition of Micro-Coax Inc., a leading global supplier of high-performance, high-frequency coaxial wire, cable, and cable assemblies for mission-critical RF/microwave applications for defense, satellite, test and measurement, and other industrial customers.

With annual sales of approximately $45 million and 235 employees, Micro-Coax has manufacturing facilities in Pottstown, Pa., and a joint-venture operation in Blackburn, UK. The company has been in business for more than 50 years and is a supplier to the world’s leading defense, aerospace, and electronics companies. Micro-Coax designs, manufactures, and sells customized, high-reliability wire and cable for signal transmission on defense, space, and satellite platforms and in high-end industrial equipment. The company’s well-known brands include UTiFLEX flexible microwave cable assemblies, UTiFORM hand-formable cable, M-FLEX cable assemblies, and ARACON metal-clad fiber.

The business will operate as part of Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, a global provider of specialty wire, cable, and interconnect components for commercial and military aircraft, avionics systems, in-flight entertainment, communications systems, and medical devices.

“We are excited about the acquisition of Micro-Coax, as the company adds capabilities and technology to strengthen our interconnect products business in very attractive sectors,” says Chris Koch, Carlisle’s president and chief executive officer. “Micro-Coax broadens our product, technology, and service ranges to our customers. This acquisition is consistent with our focus on higher-margin, highly engineered products and is an excellent fit with Carlisle. We are very pleased to welcome the Micro-Coax team to Carlisle.”

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