|St. Louis, MO – ASPEQ Heating Group LLC (“ASPEQ”), a leading provider of custom-configured electric heating and thermal management products, has acquired certain business assets of Spectrum, Inc. (“Spectrum”), based in Cleveland, OH. ASPEQ, headquartered in Saint Louis, MO, serves the industrial, commercial, military, marine, and transportation markets under longstanding INDEECO, Heatrex, AccuTherm, and Brasch brands. ASPEQ was acquired by Industrial Growth Partners in November 2019.
The acquired business assets and product lines include electric track switch heaters, hot air blowers, thaw shed heaters, and associated controls for the rail industry. With the addition of Spectrum, ASPEQ strengthens its market position within the rail industry and adds new Class 1 freight, regional, and commuter rail customers. The acquisition also provides new manufacturing technologies and capabilities to ASPEQ.
“The acquisition of Spectrum is a significant boost to our growing rail industry business. Combining these talented teams and solid product lines will produce tangible solutions for both transit and freight customers across North America,” said Dave Smith, ASPEQ’s President and CEO.
Acquisition Details – On February 17, 2021, ASPEQ acquired certain business assets and product lines from Spectrum. ASPEQ continues to seek add-on acquisitions that can enhance ASPEQ’s position as a leading provider of custom-configured electric heating and thermal management products. To learn more about ASPEQ, please visit www.aspeqheating.com.
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