Lifting, rigging and material handling company The Crosby Group LLC, Dallas, TX, has completed its acquisition of Straightpoint UK (SP), a manufacturer of load cells and force measurement equipment. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The acquisition includes SP’s manufacturing facility and headquarters, co-located in Hampshire, UK, which will become Crosby’s center of excellence for load monitoring and measurement, in addition to key personnel based in the United States.
David Ayling, SP’s former CEO, will oversee sales, marketing, and product development functions for all load monitoring equipment. He will report to Robert Desel, chief commercial officer at Crosby, the company said.