EA Elektro-Automatik EA-BT 20000 triple-output battery tester.

EA Elektro-Automatik joins Tektronix within the Fortive Group

  • The US-based Fortive Group has completed the acquisition of EA Elektro-Automatik (EA) Holding GmbH, a German company specializing in power test solutions.
  • EA joins Tektronix, Fluke and the Keithley brand in the Fortive Group.
  • With this $1.45 billion acquisition, the American conglomerate has strengthened its offering in the field of electronic test and measurement.

Founded in 1974, EA Elektro-Automatik (EA) is a German company specializing in power electronics test solutions for energy storage, electric mobility and renewable energy applications.

EA develops and manufactures programmable laboratory power supplies, high-power mains adapters, electronic loads, battery test systems, etc. Headquartered in Viersen, North Rhine-Westphalia, the company employs over 350 people.

Fortive is a US-based group of companies operating in three strategic segments: Intelligent Operating Solutions, Precision Technologies and Advanced Healthcare Solutions. Group companies design, develop, maintain, manufacture and market professional and technical products, software and services. Tektronix, a specialist in oscilloscopes, Keithley, a specialist in laboratory multimeters and source meters, and Fluke, a specialist in portable electrical test instruments, are all part of the American group.

Headquartered in Everett, Washington, Fortive employs over 18,000 people in research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administration, in more than 50 countries worldwide.