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Business Acquisition - Bladestop

4:54PM, 25 Oct 2016 | ASSET


The Board of Directors of Scott Technology Limited (“Scott”) is pleased to announce that the Company has signed a conditional agreement to purchase the business assets of BladeStop Pty
Limited (“BladeStop”).

BladeStop is bandsaw safety technology used in the meat processing industry and will sit alongside Scott’s expanding suite of meat processing applications which focus on improving safety, efficiency, and yield. BladeStop is uniquely designed to reduce the risks of serious injury by mechanically stopping the bandsaw blade when the unit senses that a person has come in contact with the blade.
Upon sensing contact with the operator, the blade stops operating within 15 milliseconds which can be a huge difference between just having a small skin cut and an amputated finger. The technology was developed in conjunction with Meat & Livestock Australia, while Scott has also contributed to its continued development over the last eighteen months. Bladestop has worldwide application in the processing of different species of animal and can be used by high volume processors through to
lower volume butchery and supermarket environments.

BladeStop was nominated as a finalist for Health and Safety Invention of the Year at the 2015 Worksafe Victoria Awards.

Further information and a demonstration video can be found at:

Scott’s Australian subsidiary, Scott Automation & Robotics Pty Limited, currently manufactures and sells the BladeStop technology under license and will be the Scott entity which acquires the BladeStop business assets.

The purchase price will consist of an up-front payment of A$6m, plus the vendors will share in the BladeStop earnings for an agreed period. The purchase price is structured to retain knowledge of the technology within the Scott business and to align the interests of both the vendors and Scott.
Final settlement will be take place upon the vendor fulfilling certain pre-conditions of sale and is expected to be completed within the next two weeks.

Yours faithfully

Stuart McLauchlan
Ph +64 3 477 8192

Chris Hopkins
Managing Director
Ph +64 3 478 8110