Alliance brings Titus and Rickard Air together.

RICHARDSON, Texas - Grilles and registers maker Titus has launched a technology alliance with Rickard Air based in South Africa, a supplier of variable-air-volume equipment. Rickard Air Diffusion also offers modular electronic control and thermally powered actuators.

Titus will use Rickard technology and integrate it across multiple products in the company's product lines.

"Our desire to penetrate this market opportunity was tempered by the large investment of time and effort we felt necessary to fully understand the technology and develop the correct solution set," said David Gau, vice president of Titus. "Towards that aim, our investigation of competitors led us to the understanding of what an excellent offering Rickard Air had. Through negotiations, we have secured an exclusive, long-term agreement between Titus and Rickard Air, which we see as being beneficial for both companies."