HUDSON, NH -- The Redfern Companies will acquire Hudson-based Equipment Technologies Inc. (ETI) for an undisclosed sum in a deal expected to close next month.

ETI, which sells and installs new equipment and offers maintenance services to the worldwide printed circuit board industry, will relocate to Insulectro's facility in Londonderry, NH.

Insulectro is the largest distributor of materials and services for PCB manufacturers in North America.

“ETI looks forward to taking this next step with Insulectro,” said Jon Pelletier, president, ETI. “In bringing UCE’s new equipment lines and our highly skilled technicians and pairing them with the Redfern Companies’ extensive portfolio of resources; we expect an unprecedented opportunity for growth and expansion. I feel this is a great opportunity for both ETI and our customers. I look forward to personally continuing with the new company and helping to grow and provide cutting edge solutions to our industry.”

Patrick Redfern, partner, Redfern Companies, said, “Effective Aug. 1, 2022, we will acquire the company ETI to augment our current offering of equipment sales and service. This is a big step toward supporting our customers as they automate their manufacturing process. Inclusive with ETI, Insulectro will be able to offer ‘connected factory’ solutions by bringing our world-class materials, and cutting-edge equipment along with our custom process control systems (provided by our Focus Tech chemical company) for every process in the fabrication facility.

“I am excited to welcome the ETI team to our family. Jon, who will remain president, has 30-plus years of equipment experience and strong relationships in the industry worldwide. ETI will relocate to our Londonderry, NH, facility to better leverage our resources and provide a base for the introduction of new equipment from Universal Circuit Board Equipment (UCE), which is a higher-end equipment manufacturer selling a variety of PCB manufacturing equipment, especially in the wet process area.

“We plan to combine our game-changing InduBond induction press offering with new offerings from UCE to expand dramatically into the new equipment sales market. Combining ETI’s connections and experience with our nationwide presence and reputation in the industry, we look forward to engaging our customers in new ways.”

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