Trescal, the international specialist in calibration services, has announced the acquisition of Metrosul, a leading calibration services provider based in Porto Alegre capital of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil.
This transaction consolidates Trescal’s geographical footprint and technical coverage in Brazil and has been completed with the support of Ardian, its majority shareholder.
Founded in 1995, Metrosul is Inmetro-accredited and has strong skills in dimensional, electricity, temperature, humidity, pressure and mass (scales). With a turnover of around six million reais (1.5 M€), the company employs 55 people and is mostly active in the Automotive, Utilities, and Food & Beverage sectors.
Metrosul founders, Nilo Ardais and Claudio Herman, will remain in their current positions to continue leading the growth of the business in the coming years.
This acquisition will bring Trescal’s network in Brazil to seven accredited calibration laboratories, with over 200 employees. It is the 17th acquisition since Ardian became its majority shareholder in July 2013.
Federico Levenson, General Manager for Spain & Latin America said: “With this acquisition, the Trescal footprint reaches the Brazilian Southern States - a relevant milestone in our South American development. With seven accredited labs spread over the three major Brazilian Regions, 12 accredited mobile labs and dozens of field engineers, delivering accredited services to our customers every day. Trescal has become a referent metrology service provider in Brazil.”
Nilo Ardais, the Metrosul founder said: “We are a best in class, well reputed lab in our Gaucho State. Nevertheless, in these global times we could no longer afford limiting our service delivery to one single state. Trescal is the suitable partner to help us to attain the next steps.”
Mario Cia, Trescal Brazil General Manager said: “Even with the hard times Brazil has come across, we experienced a huge growth in sales during 2016. Metrosul is the ideal platform to pursue our growth into the three Southern States in 2017.”