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Exova Acquires Western Technical Services

08 December 2015

Exova Acquires Western Technical Services

Exova Group has acquired Western Technical Services (WTS) a specialist provider of non-destructive testing and inspection of components and equipment in the food, dairy, brewing and pharmaceutical industries.

According to Exova, WTS offers a range of laboratory and on-site services including its patented Accusense System that identifies leaks in heat exchangers used extensively in dairy and beverage production. The proprietary test method is already deployed throughout Europe and America and presents significant market extension opportunities.  

WTS counts leading organisations including ABInBev, Dairycrest, Carlsberg and Premier Foods among its customers.  

The company says it also supports a number of industries through structural and engineering inspection services including ultrasonic testing, weld procedure and material hardness surveys, as well as the inspection and repair of manufacturing equipment.

Paul Barry, European Managing Director for Exova said, “Acquiring Western Technical Services brings new, proprietary capabilities to our existing non-destructive testing business and supports our strategy to provide both a wider range of services to existing customers and access to new markets.

“We have now successfully integrated a number of businesses into our Group, underlining our strategy of extending the reach of our business and developing our service offering through acquisition in the sectors we serve from facilities in 32 countries worldwide.”    

 


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