Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Apr. 04, 2015
Business Combinations [Abstract]  

18) Acquisitions


On January 14, 2015, the Company purchased 100% of the equity of Armstrong for approximately $52.6 million in cash. Armstrong, located in Itasca, Illinois, is a leading provider of engineering, design and certification solutions for commercial aircraft, specializing in connectivity, in-flight entertainment, and electrical power systems. Armstrong will be included in our Aerospace segment. This transaction was not considered material to the Company’s financial position or results of operations.

Astronics Test Systems

On February 28, 2014, our wholly owned subsidiary, ATS, purchased substantially all of the assets and liabilities of the Test and Services Division of EADS North America, Inc. for approximately $69.4 million in cash, including a net working capital adjustment of approximately $16.4 million. Located in Irvine, California, ATS is a leading provider of highly-engineered automated test systems, subsystems and instruments for the semiconductor, commercial electronics, commercial aerospace and defense industries. ATS provides fully customized testing systems and support services for these markets. It also designs and manufactures test equipment under the test instrument brands known as Racal and Talon. The acquisition strengthens our service offerings and expertise in the test market. This subsidiary is included in our Test Systems segment. The purchase price allocation for this acquisition has been finalized. Purchased intangible assets are deductible for tax purposes.