Sydor Instruments acquires SABRE Ballistics

Sydor Instruments aims to significantly grow its newly acquired SABRE Ballistics business by introducing the ballistics testing product line to the U.S. through its customer base in the security and defense industries.

Rochester’s Sydor acquired the UK-based ballistics equipment  firm this month, doubling the size of its international customer base, with a projected 50 percent increase in revenues. Sydor will pair its existing high-speed image capture products with SABRE’s portfolio of more 60 products, along with complete design, installation and training services.sydorlogoIII

As  part of the deal, and to ensure a smooth transition, Sydor Instruments President Michael Pavia will also take on the role of Managing Director of SABRE Ballistics. David Balfour, formerly Managing Director of SABRE Ballistics, will now become U.K. Operations Executive, and Martyn Eccles, formerly Technical Director of SABRE Ballistics, will now become U.K. Engineering Manager. Both Balfour and Eccles will remain with the company for an extended period of time to ensure continuity and a smooth transition.

“The acquisition of SABRE Ballistics significantly expands our international footprint to 33 countries around the world. We will continue to offer SABRE’s comprehensive portfolio of more than 60 products along with complete design, installation and training services that have always been a hallmark of the company,” Pavia said. “In addition we will now be able to offer the Sydor Ballistics Imaging systems to current SABRE customers. We also expect to significantly grow the SABRE Ballistics business by introducing their product portfolio to the U.S. through our customer base in the security and defense industries.”

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