ITW to Acquire Instron Corporation
October 7, 2005
Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) signed an agreement with Kirtland Capital Partners to purchase Instron Corp., a leading worldwide supplier of instruments, software and services for the testing of materials and structures. Terms of the pending transaction were not disclosed. ITW is a manufacturer of highly engineered components and industrial systems. The company consists of approximately 650 decentralized operations in 45 countries and employs about 49,000 people.