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Bacharach, Inc. finalizes acquisition of competitor Parasense

May 19, 2017 | By HPAC Magazine

Bacharach, Inc., global manufacturer of refrigerant gas leak detection and monitoring instruments, and combustion and emissions analyzers, has announced the completion of the acquisition of Parasense, Inc.

A privately-owned ISO 9001:2008 accredited small business provider of engineering and technical services, Parasense develops, manufactures and supports refrigeration detection and monitoring equipment for the food retail and military segments of the refrigeration and air conditioning markets.
“Parasense has an exceptional reputation in refrigeration monitoring in the food retail sector and provides integrated energy management systems and remote data management to ensure energy efficiency, food safety, reduced waste and operating costs savings.”  said Doug Keeports, president of Bacharach. “This aligns well with Bacharach’s strategic plan and focus on market leadership in instrumentation and expertise of refrigerant monitoring,  as well as complementing Bacharach’s strengths in the combustion and emissions analysis markets.  We are happy to welcome the Parasense team and look forward to continuing to grow our combined businesses.”

Located in Quedgeley, England, the Parasense manufacturing and design operations are under the direction of Dan Radford, Managing Director and include sales and support resources for their European and export customer base.  In North America, Parasense supports their market position with distribution, assembly, service, sales and training in its Stanardsville, Virginia facility under the direction of Michelle Collier, Chief Operations Officer.  The combined leadership of Michelle and Dan, along with their staff, brings over 30 years of industry experience to the Bacharach team.

As the management team works to leverage the combined strengths of the two businesses, Parasense and Bacharach will continue to operate business as usual under their existing structure, company name, contacts and customer and supplier interactions.


Bacharach has been operating for over 100 years, with headquarters located in New Kensington, PA, and manufacturing and distribution facilities located in Dublin, Ireland and Toronto, ON. Bacharach continues to expand its fixed and portable product portfolio and global market presence to design, deliver and service gas measurement and monitoring solutions. The company’s core applications are chiller plants, supermarkets and food retail, food and beverage processing, residential and commercial heating and cooling, government HVAC/R, conditioned occupied spaces, refrigerated storage, white goods manufacturing, boilers and generators, industrial appliances, commercial and industrial plants, power generation engines, commercial refrigeration and data rooms.

Parasense is an innovator in providing engineering and information technology solutions designed to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve performance and achieve sustainability goals. Using accurate measurement techniques, combined with predictive and intelligent analytics, Parasense helps customers to make informed decisions to manage business ethically and profitably.



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