Test & Measurement


Q-par Angus (UK)
Founded in1973, Q-par Angus, located in Leominster, Herefordshire (not far from Birmingham), are world leaders in the Research, Design, Development and Manufacture of Microwave Antenna Systems and Components for Military, Security, Space & Civilian applications.
Issued: 2nd May 2013
Q-par Angus Limited is acquired by Solid State plc.
Q-par Angus Limited has been acquired 1st May 2013, by Solid State plc, an AIM listed supplier of industrial/ruggedised computers, specialist electronic components and battery power solutions to the electronics market.
Q-par, will now be known as Steatite Q-par Antennas, and will remain as one of Europe's leading microwave engineering experts specialising in the design and manufacture of ultra-wideband antennas, subsystems, antenna components and consultancy.
Q-par established in 1973, operates in the EW, SIGINT, Test and Measurement markets and has a global client list including several UK and overseas government organisations, 1st tier defence companies and system integrators who operate in a wide variety of areas including ELINT, COMINT, EMC, and Spectrum management.
Commenting on the acquisition, John Lavery, Managing Director of Steatite Ltd, said, "Q-par is an excellent fit for Steatite, offering a broadening of specialist products and services. We see this as a complementary match."
Richard and Jenny Holliday founders of Q-par said about the acquisition, "We are delighted Solid State plc have acquired the business and will provide an ideal environment for Q-par to grow and to move into new and interesting fields, as well as giving fresh opportunities to the staff."
Q-par will continue to build upon a very successful year, with a strong order book, and increasing opportunities around the globe. Q-par will be launching a number of new wideband antenna products during the remainder of 2013, and will be exhibiting at a number of events including EW Europe 2013, Cologne, 50th Annual AOC Symposium and Convention, Washington DC, and the European Microwave Week, 2013 at Nuremberg, Germany.
"We are looking forward to being part of the Steatite family. The growing opportunities this presents are exciting and bode well for the future," said Q-par's General Manager, John Coad.