Detectortesters acquires flow testing equipment manufacturer The Hose Monster Company

May 21, 2024
Robert Campbell [right] and Mike Toby [Left]
Robert Campbell [right] and Mike Toby [Left]

Detectortesters expands portfolio with Illinois-based acquisition

Detectortesters, a portfolio company of Inflexion Private Equity Partners, announced the acquisition of The Hose Monster Company, a leader in flow testing equipment manufacturing.

Founded in 1993 and based in Lake Zurich, Illinois, The Hose Monster Company provides market-leading products for fire pump, standpipe, and fire hydrant testing.

The company’s solutions ensure water-based fire protection systems perform as required during fires, helping save lives and property.

The Hose Monster Company has a strong reputation for innovation, recently launching The Smart Monster line, which advances the flow testing market into the digital age.

Robert Campbell, CEO of Detectortesters, commented: “We are excited to welcome The Hose Monster Company into the Detectortesters Group.

“Throughout their 30 years in business, they have been constant innovators who have sought to improve standards within the industry.

“Their ambitions and values match strongly with those of our own, and we look forward to collaborating with the talented team in Illinois to strengthen the business even further.”

Benefits of the acquisition for the fire protection community

Mike Tobey, CEO of The Hose Monster Company, highlighted the positive impact of the partnership: “The partnership with Detectortesters is a hugely positive development for everyone connected with The Hose Monster Company.

“This partnership will enable us to reach the global fire protection community in a way we could not before, bringing our reliable, accurate, and efficient flow testing products to new corners of our planet and making the world a safer place.”

Tobey also expressed enthusiasm for future collaborations: “I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish for our customers with the addition of Detectortesters’ advanced engineering and technical development expertise.

“They are well-positioned to take what we have done with the new Smart Monster line and supercharge its capabilities.”

Future prospects and industry impact

This acquisition marks Detectortesters’ third in recent years, reflecting the company’s commitment to expanding its portfolio and enhancing its customer offerings.

Campbell noted: “This is our third acquisition in recent years, and we look forward to other similarly exciting additions that complement our customer offerings in the future.”

The integration of The Hose Monster Company’s innovative products and Detectortesters’ engineering capabilities is expected to drive significant advancements in the fire protection industry.

The collaboration aims to enhance the performance and reach of both companies’ products, ultimately contributing to safer environments worldwide.

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