Q-par Angus Ltd. has been acquired by Solid State plc. Q-par and will now be known as Steatite Q-par Antennas. It intends to remain 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 and 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, “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 and the company will be launching a number of new wideband antenna products during the remainder of 2013.

“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.