Diba Industries Acquires Manifold Manufacturer VAS Integrated

manifold2July 20, 2015 – Diba Industries, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of precision fluid handling solutions for diagnostic, analytical and medical instruments, is pleased to announce the acquisition of VAS Integrated LLC of Berlin CT, effective May 19, 2015. VAS designs and manufactures custom manifolds and fluidics assemblies for diagnostic and analytical instruments, with special focus on diffusion-bonded acrylic or Ultem manifolds. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“VAS’ expertise in precision manifolds provides a key missing piece in our growing portfolio of offerings,” commented Diba President Joseph Plante. He continued: “More OEM manufacturers are asking for turn-key solutions – assembled modules complete with manifold, valves, pumps and tubing assemblies, tested and ready for integration into their equipment. Now with VAS, and working in partnership with Halma company Bio-Chem Fluidics, Diba can deliver complete system solutions with novel designs, competitive pricing and world-class quality.”

“We are looking forward to joining forces with Diba in order to better serve OEMs in the diagnostic and analytical sectors,” noted VAS President and Founder Chris Parzych. “Diba has a tremendous breadth of offerings and strong customer relationships which will enable VAS to grow faster,” Parzych continued. “We’re excited about the prospects for our combined business together.”

Parzych will join the Diba Board of Directors as Vice President for Business Development and Officer to ensure a smooth integration of the VAS business. The VAS manufacturing facility will remain in Berlin, CT and there should be no interruption in business for either Diba or VAS customers. “We’re thrilled to add Chris to our team,” noted Plante. “He has a technical mastery and reputation for performance and delivery which is unparalled in the industry.”

Diba Industries Inc. has provided diagnostic, analytical and medical device manufacturers innovative, precision fluid handling solutions for nearly 30 years. The company offers custom and standard probes, flared tubing assemblies, level sensors, heaters and fittings systems. Diba is headquartered in Danbury, CT with additional manufacturing in Cambridge, UK and Shanghai. Diba is a Halma Company (www.halma.com). For more information, visit www.dibaind.com or call 203-744-0773.

VAS Integrated, founded in 2007, has core technology in precision plastic machining, thermally bonded manifolds, micro machined fluidic component integration, assembly and testing. The VAS team has the expertise and experience to both design and manufacture the most challenging thermoplastic assemblies for applications ranging from sample preparation components all the way to fully integrated diagnostic fluidic manifolds.

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