Danfoss has signed an agreement to acquire Chatleff Controls Inc. The agreement is expected to be finalized Oct. 1, 2007.

Chatleff Controls is based in Austin, TX, and markets connectors and distributors for the U.S. residential air-conditioning market. The company has 250 employees and had net sales of approximately $42 million in 2006.

“With Chatleff Controls joining Danfoss, we will become a solutions provider in this area in addition to being a component manufacturer. This is a natural result of a market movement in the direction of supplying thermostatic expansion valves (TXVs) assembled together with connectors and distributors,” says Kim Fausing, president, Danfoss Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning division.

“Danfoss and Chatleff Controls are both family-owned companies with strong and dedicated values that match each other well,” says Raymond G. Henderson, CEO and owner of Chatleff Controls.

Chatleff Controls will become part of the System & Assemblies business unit within the Danfoss Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning division.