Industrial Utility Efficiency

EXAIR, BETE Announce Strategic Merger


EXAIR, a leader in engineered compressed air solutions and static elimination, and BETE, a renowned engineered spray nozzle and spraying systems manufacturer, are excited to announce a definitive merger agreement under which EXAIR has acquired BETE. This landmark combination promises to do what both companies have been doing for decades – create something that has never existed before – and to do it with an unprecedented market appeal.


EXAIR and BETE have announced a strategic merger.


The EXAIR/BETE merger will allow both companies to significantly enhance product offerings and customer engagement. The combined market reach and engineering capacity will drive innovation and product value to a worldwide network of customers, distributors, resellers and OEMs. This merger also enables a diversified portfolio of products by integrating BETE’s pioneering technologies and engineering acumen with EXAIR’s deep knowledge of compressed air products. This synergy will address a broader spectrum of market demands, fostering a new era of invention.

With a strengthened go-to-market strategy, the merger enhances both companies’ ability to provide high quality, precision engineered products to all levels of the market, big or small. EXAIR and BETE will be able to bring unparalleled support to large scope projects, OEM relationships, a worldwide network of distributors and directly to end users.

“For our valued customers and partners, this merger means improved service, new products and competitive prices. You will benefit from the combined expertise of two industry giants coming together to deliver comprehensive solutions that meet your needs,” said Kirk Edwards, President of EXAIR.

“We are committed to a seamless integration process, focused on our shared vision of quality, advanced engineering and service. We look forward to bringing together our teams, cultures and communities. We are, without a doubt, better together,” said Tom Fitch, President of BETE.



EXAIR was incorporated in 1983 as a manufacturer of compressed air-operated products to solve problems in industrial plants. Its product line includes Vortex Tubes and applied products utilizing Vortex Tubes, Air Amplifiers, Air Knives, air-operated vacuums, ionizing products for static elimination, and liquid atomizing nozzles for product cooling, coating, cleaning and painting. EXAIR is an American-owned company located in a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit


About BETE

Since 1950, BETE has sold over 10,000,000 nozzles into deep sea, deep space and everywhere in between. The company is a pioneer in all areas of spray nozzle engineering, manufacturing and applications. The BETE difference is the company’s unparalleled ability to respond quickly to any spraying challenge, simple or complex, anywhere in the world. For more information, visit