UST Announces the Acquisition of Aldetec, Inc.

United States Technologies, Inc. (UST), a privately owned manufacturing, engineering, design and repair services business located in Fair Lawn, announced today its purchase of Aldetec, Inc. (Aldetec), a Sacramento, California based company that specializes in the design, engineering, development, testing and manufacture of state-of-the-art, customized RF and Microwave Amplifiers, Up/Down Converters, Modulators, DLVA’s, Synthesizers from 20MHz to 40 GHz used in the Military/Defense, Telecommunications and Space industries.

Aldetec’s RF/Microwave business is highly complementary to UST’s product and services portfolio and strengthens UST’s entrance into higher frequency, integrated complex RF/Microwave assemblies. The purchase of Aldetec, Inc. combined with the recent acquisition of Broadband Wireless, LLC creates a dynamic and synergistic alliance of resources to provide customers with a full complement of RF/Microwave design expertise, engineering and manufacturing services for military/defense, space and commercial business segments. The newly formed RF/Microwave Group will be led by Jeffrey Russ, RF/Microwave Group President, who will oversee all activity for growth and profitability.

Commenting on this transaction, Gary Grutkowski, president of UST stated, “This transaction accelerates and dramatically expands our market presence for the design and manufacturing of high quality, cost-effective RF and Microwave components. Adding to our business product offering and portfolio is the capability to provide Hi-Rel space Transceivers, Power Amplifiers and Control products. This is an exciting day for UST, and we are pleased to be joining forces with Aldetec.”

Gary adds, “This acquisition will create an industry leader with the scale, customer relationships, innovative product and technology to drive exceptional growth and a clear path forward towards success.”

Jeffrey Russ, RF/Microwave Group President, added “We are very pleased to be part of the UST/Broadband family and look forward to the strategic expertise each company provides. The potential for design between the organizations is very exciting and provides a whole new realm of support for existing and new customers. Aldetec has always considered itself an extension of our customer’s engineering departments by providing unsurpassed personal support in new designs. Now that we have teamed with UST and Broadband Wireless, the possibilities seem limitless.”

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