Test firms Wandel & Goltermann and Wavetek merge

Test firms Wandel & Goltermann and Wavetek merge
Steve Bush
Communication test gear makers Wandel & Goltermann and Wavetek are to merge – without job losses in the UK.
“Both companies are looking to expand,” said W&G spokesman David Whitfield, “You have to be a big player in the market and this deal will make us number two world wide, after Hewlett Packard.”
W&G manufacture in the UK, but Whitfield insists there will be no reduction in staff. “The companies’ product ranges have almost no overlap. Wavetek are strong in cable and mobile test, we are strong in LAN, transmission and fibre-optic test,” he said, “Many companies use mergers as a way of cutting costs. We want to be bigger. In the last six months we have increased the size of our sales and service staff by 50 per cent.”

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