REINACH-BASEL, Switzerland (May 31)—Conveyor and transmission belt manufacturer Habasit A.G. has purchase Charles Walker Holdings Ltd. of Bingley, England, for an undisclosed amount, the company reported. Charles Walker Holdings, also a manufacturer of transmission and conveyor belting, will continue with its separate sales force and management in the U.K. Both companies make goods for food processing, logistics and automobile applications. "We are pleased to welcome Charles Walker into the Habasit family and look forward to working with the management to further develop the business," the company said. The Habasit Group has 18 operations throughout the world, with divisions in the Americas, Africa, Australia, Asia and Europe.