Fluitron, Inc., an industrial gas compression manufacturer, has purchased Bethlehem Hydrogen, Inc., a manufacturer of integrated hydrogen compression, dispensing and storage services. Ara Partners, a private equity firm, sponsored Fluitron’s purchase.

Bethlehem Hydrogen provides engineering and design services for hydrogen systems and manufactures services in the United States and India to sell to customers globally.

The purchase marks the first step in building a global platform of hydrogen infrastructure for Fluitron. The two firms will work together to provide cost-competitive and high-quality hydrogen services.

“We have been very impressed by BHI’s track record over the past decade in providing cutting-edge integrated hydrogen systems,” said Bob Chiccarine, vice president at Fluitron. “BHI has many years of experience providing integrated hydrogen systems to customers around the world.”