GE Industrial Systems, Plainville, Conn., recently expanded its European presence when it signed a definitive agreement with the Seghers Group to purchase UPS manufacturer Euro-Diesel. Expected to close in the third quarter of 2002 and subject to regulatory approval, the business will become part of GE Digital Energy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Included in the deal are the rights to Euro-Diesel’s No-Break KS rotary UPS product family, which includes units ranging from 100kVA to 2,000kVA.

The Liege, Belgium-based company engineers, manufactures, and installs rotary UPS systems and other power quality equipment for applications like computer networks, financial institutions, radar installations, and hospitals.