Profile: Roper Industries Inc (ROP)
9 Dec 2013
Roper Industries, Inc. (Roper), incorporated on December 17, 1981, designs, manufactures and distributes radio frequency (RF) products, services and application software, industrial technology products, energy systems and controls and medical and scientific imaging products and software. The Company markets these products and services to a range of markets including RF applications, medical, water, energy, research, education, software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based information networks, security and other niche markets. the Company operates in four segments: Medical and Scientific Imaging, Energy Systems and Controls, Industrial Technology and RF Technology. On August 22, 2012, the Company acquired Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. (Sunquest), a provider of diagnostic and laboratory software solutions to healthcare providers. In May 2013, Roper Industries Inc acquired Managed Health Care Associates Inc.
Medical and Scientific Imaging
The Company's Medical and Scientific Imaging segment offers products and software in medical applications, and digital imaging products. These products and solutions are provided through nine operating units. The Company manufactures and sell patient positioning devices and related software for uses in radiation oncology, three dimesion (3-D) measurement technology in computer-assisted surgery and computer-assisted therapy and supply diagnostic and therapeutic disposable products used in ultrasound imaging for minimally invasive medical procedures. The Company designs and manufacture a non-invasive instrument for portable ultrasound bladder volume measurement and a video laryngoscope designed to enables rapid intubation. The Company also provides diagnostic and laboratory software solutions to healthcare providers.
The Company manufactures and sells electron filters, charged couples device (CCD) and complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) cameras, detectors and related software for a range of scientific and industrial uses, including electron microscopy and spectroscopy applications. The Company sells these products for uses within academic, government research, semiconductor, security and other end-user markets, such as biological and material science. They are incorporated into products by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
Energy Systems and Controls
The Company's Energy Systems and Controls segment produces control systems, fluid properties testing equipment, industrial valves and controls, vibration sensors and controls and non-destructive inspection and measurement products and solutions, which are provided through six operating units. The Company manufactures control systems and provides related engineering and commissioning services for turbomachinery applications, in energy markets. The Company manufactures and sell test equipment to determine physical and elemental properties, such as sulfur and nitrogen content, flash points, viscosity, freeze point and distillation range of liquids and gases for the petroleum industry. The Company manufactures and distribute valves, sensors, switches and controls products used on engines, compressors, turbines and other powered equipment for the oil and gas, pipeline, power generation, marine engine and general industrial markets. The Company manufactures sensors and control equipment, including pressures sensors, temperature sensors, measurement instruments and control software for global rubber, plastics and process industries. The Company manufactures non-destructive inspection and measurement solutions, including measurement probes, robotics, vibration sensors, switches and transmitters. These solutions are applied in nuclear energy markets.
The Company's Industrial Technology segment produces fluid handling pumps, equipment and consumables for materials analysis, leak testing equipment, flow measurement and metering equipment and water meter and automatic meter reading (AMR) products and systems. These products and solutions are provided through eight operating units. The Company manufactures and sells a range of pumps. These pumps allows for the movement and application of a range of low and high viscosity liquids, solids content slurries and chemicals. The Company's pumps are used in end markets, such as oil and gas, agricultural, water and wastewater, chemical and general industrial.
The Company manufactures and sells equipment and supply consumables to prepares materials samples for testing and analysis. These products are used within the material science, steel, automotive, electronics, mining and research end-user markets. The Company manufactures and sell products and systems to test for leaks and confirms the integrity of assemblies and sub-assemblies in automotive, medical and industrial applications. The Company manufactures and distributes turbine and positive displacement flows meters, emissions measurement equipment and flow meter calibration products for aerospace, automotive, power generation and other industrial applications.
The Company manufactures and distributes water meter products serving the residential, commercial and industrial waters management markets, and a range of automatic meter reading products and systems serving these markets. The Industrial Technology operating unit's sales reflect a combination of standard products and engineered, application-specific products.
The Company's RF Technology segment provides radio frequency identification (RFID) communication technology and software solutions, which are used in toll and traffic systems and processing, security and access control, campus card systems, software-as-a-service in the freight matching and food industries and metering and remote monitoring applications. These products and solutions are provided through seven operating units. The Company manufactures and sell toll tags and monitoring systems, as well as provides transaction and violation processing services for toll and traffic systems to both governmental and private sector entities. In addition, the Company provides intelligent traffic systems. The Company provides card systems and integrated security solutions to education and health cares markets. The Company also provides an integrated nutrition management solution used by food service customers.
The Company maintains electronic marketplaces, which match available capacity of trucking units with the available loads of freight to be moved from location to location throughout North America, and food suppliers, distributors and vendors, primarily in the perishable food sector. The Company manufactures and sell meter reading, data logging and pressure controls products for use in water, gas and electricity applications. The Company also provides network monitoring, leakage reduction and pressures control services in water and gas distribution networks.
Roper Industries Inc
6901 Professional Parkway East
SARASOTA FL 34240