100 Years of Doble: How Our Acquisitions Shaped the Industry
One of the most significant moments in our company’s history occurred when ESCO Technologies, Inc. bought Doble Engineering Company thirteen years ago. The new ownership brought cultural and technological affinities while providing Doble with additional resources to continually innovate, grow the business and welcome several companies into the family.
Each acquisition brought new products and solutions as well as new staff members with a wealth of knowledge and industry expertise. Doble is proud to offer these talented employees greater access to resources and new opportunities to contribute to our shared success.
Let’s quickly reflect on how each acquisition added value for clients, our company and the industry.
Xtensible Solutions (2012)
Xtensible’s expertise developing and implementing analytics solutions based on the International Electrotechnical Commission Common Information Model (IEC CIM) Standard, a common vocabulary and language for all aspects of the electric power industry, was a natural fit for Doble’s expanding product portfolio. Xtensible helps utilities understand and integrate their data into a consistent layer across the enterprise to drive value and growth.
Xtensible’s knowledge in software and data integration has also equipped Doble to further invest in dobleARMS, its asset risk management system, with powerful analytical tools and new assessment capabilities. The combination of Xtensible’s information management knowledge with Doble’s asset health expertise has given the industry even more support to lower asset lifecycle costs, understand where to allocate limited resources and improve the reliability of the grid.
ENOSERV pioneered the idea of a universal software platform for system protection testing, seamlessly bringing field and office systems together. Its automation tools ENOSERV RTS® and ENOSERV PowerBase® – natural complements to Doble’s suite of protection software and diagnostic test instruments – have enabled power and utility teams to work faster and meet the challenges of a time-sensitive relay testing and regulatory environment.
The evolving compliance landscape is notoriously difficult for utilities to navigate on their own. The acquisition of ENOSERV has strengthened Doble’s position to help clients quickly implement just-in-time solutions to meet new regulatory mandates while optimizing efficiencies for busy staff. We continue to invest in our protection solutions in areas we feel will enable our customers to excel.
Morgan Schaffer (2017)
Cultural alignment is crucial when bringing new teams together, which is why we found Morgan Schaffer’s shared vision, mission, reputation and values compelling, in addition to the technological similarities. Our clients today have the most trusted team of experts, robust services and advanced capabilities to drive their condition-based maintenance programs.
The most recognizable additions to Doble’s portfolio: Morgan Schaffer’s incredibly accurate online DGA Calisto™, which fits perfectly into our Calisto Condition Monitoring Platform, and Myrkos™, which offers lab quality field testing. The integrated, end-to-end monitoring platform we’ve created together is truly unmatched.
Vanguard Instruments (2017)
Just four months after acquiring Morgan Schaffer, Vanguard Instruments was brought under the Doble umbrella. Adding this premier test equipment provider to our portfolio gave our clients many new and rugged diagnostic instruments for maintaining critical assets, but the most noteworthy was Vanguard’s highly regarded, computerized extra high-voltage (EHV) circuit breaker analyzers. This product line brought new features to Doble’s existing circuit breaker test offerings, making it one of the most comprehensive set of circuit breaker testing tools in the market.
Manta Test Systems (2018)
Most recently, Doble’s acquisition of Manta Test Systems expanded the depth of our protection testing portfolio. Manta’s uniquely designed, self-contained protective relay testing systems offered our clients the ideal integrated system for testing and calibrating protection and control relays. Manta’s solutions have played a direct role in our mission of ensuring the reliable flow of power and have strengthened Doble by offering new opportunities and investments in product development.
Doble is committed to providing clients with the best tools to ensure grid reliability, safety and security, and all our acquisitions have and will align with this goal.
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