Badger Meter Inc. purchased Cox Instruments LLC of Scottsdale, Ariz. and its subsidiary companies Flow Dynamics and Exact Flow. Cox Instruments and its subsidiaries are suppliers of industrial flow measurement instrumentation worldwide. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


The acquisition combines the resources of the three flow measurement companies into a wholly owned subsidiary of Badger Meter, which will go by the name of Cox Flow Measurement Inc. and continue to operate from Scottsdale, Ariz. The Cox management team will remain with the company.

Cox Instruments and Exact Flow manufacture precision flowmeters used in applications such as aerospace, custody-transfer, and flow measurement calibration test stands. Flow Dynamics is a National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP)-accredited primary standard flow calibration laboratory, supplying both manufacturers and end-users with dependable calibration results.

According to Richard A. Meeusen, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Badger Meter, the acquisition of Cox Instruments and Flow Dynamics gives Badger Meter several new flow measurement technologies. “We believe that Cox’s high-end turbine meters for industrial and precision flow applications are a good fit for Badger Meter. Integrating these products with our existing flow measurement portfolio will open new market opportunities for us, while effectively leveraging the customer base of both companies. Cox has an excellent reputation in the industry and will be a great addition to Badger Meter’s line of global flow measurement solutions,” said Meeusen, in a prepared statement.