SPARC Research to Acquire Integrated Design Technology (DIT)


WARRENTON, Virginia, December 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – SPARC Research, an aerospace propulsion company located in Warrenton Virginia, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Design Integrated Technology (DIT), a leading manufacturer of high viscosity industrial mixers and propellant testing equipment, also located at Warrenton Virginia.

DIT was formed in October 1988 to design and manufacture helical mixers, pressure vessels, and solid propellant testing equipment. The Helicone range of mixers have been in production for over 55 years and are suitable for a variety of applications used in many industries around the world, including propellants and bio-absorbable polymers used in the pharmaceutical industry.

“The DIT represents an opportunity for SPARC Research to develop in the manufacturing and commercial sector, notably by establishing a substantial presence in the international market,” said Dr. Patrick hewitt, CEO of SPARC Research. “The acquisition of DIT fits perfectly with our ongoing facility construction project at Vint Hill, Virginia, which allocates a large portion of the floor space to manufacturing “.

“We are looking forward to joining the SPARC Research family,” said Stephen andrews, president of the DIT. “We’ve had a close relationship with many of the staff at SPARC Research for decades and it’s nice to see us all under one roof.”

The acquisition is expected to be finalized in early 2022.

About SPARC Research

SPARC Research was founded to advance the state of the art in rocket and air breathing technology development, preliminary design and demonstration of prototypes using modern multiphysics modeling tools. For more information, visit or contact: SPARC Research, 1 (540) 351-5121, [email protected]

About DIT

DIT is a leading manufacturer of high viscosity industrial mixers and propellant testing equipment, including an inventory of refurbished and rental mixers in stock. For more information, visit or contact: DIT, 1 (540) 349-9425, [email protected]



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