As per Interlink, Calman has decades of experience in membrane switches and printed electronics as well as an accomplished engineering and product development team
Interlink Electronics, Inc. recently announced the acquisition of all of the stock of Calman Technology Limited, an independent electronics manufacturing company based outside Glasgow, Scotland. Calman is over a 25-year-old player in the field of design and manufacture of membrane keypads, graphic overlays and printed electronics. It is learnt that the purchase price was around $5 million.
Excited to add Calman’s products, customers and manufacturing capabilities to Interlink’s robust sensors portfolio and resources, Steven N. Bronson, Chairman, President, and CEO of Interlink remarked: “As the second acquisition in the last three months, we view this as further validation of our acquisition program to expand upon Interlink’s world-class diversified portfolio of cutting-edge sensor and printed electronic technologies.”
As per official notes, completing this acquisition brings Interlink’s estimated annual revenue run rate up to around $14 million, compared to around $7.5 million for 2022.
“This acquisition meaningfully advances Interlink’s resources and product offerings and gives us a significant presence in Scotland that allows us to complement our manufacturing capabilities in China and expand our sales program into Europe. With Calman, we add engineering talent and know-how in printed electronics that are difficult to replicate. Additionally, Interlink will now have the opportunity to capitalize on customer requests for products integrating both Interlink’s sensors and Calman’s membrane switches,” added Mr Bronson.
CEO of Calman, John Dobson said, “Our team is very excited to join the Interlink family, and we look forward to building on our history and leveraging Interlink’s expertise and global reach to expand our markets and our product offerings.”
Interlink Electronics is a leading global HMI, sensor, and IoT solutions provider. In addition to standard product offerings, Interlink claims to produce in-house system solutions for custom applications by utilizing its expertise in materials science, manufacturing, firmware, and software.
UK-based Calman Technology Limited is an independent company with over 25 years of experience in the design and manufacture of membrane keypads, graphic overlays and label products, operating across the UK and Europe.