Jan 08 2016
Trescal’s purchase of Montreal-based Primo Instrument, a supplier of test and measurement equipment, brings the international specialist in calibration services an additional €7m in turnover.
Primo Instrument is a one-stop-shop laboratory offering a full spectrum of calibration services and is A2LA accredited across its multiple practice areas. Primo employs 35 people and is mostly active in the aerospace and automotive sectors. Primo’s three founders — Pierre Tétrault, Michele Sardella and Tony Antonitti — will stay in their current positions.
“Canada has always been a target for our geographical expansion as a large number of the group’s aeronautics and space customers are already located in this country,” says Guillaume Caroit, Trescal Deputy CEO. The acquisition expands Trescal’s presence to 20 countries: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, Morocco, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, Romania and Tunisia. The company operates in 80+ owned calibration laboratories and employs about 2,150 people around the world.
According to Primo Instrument founder Pierre Tétrault, “We were looking to be backed by a strong partner to continue our success story. Trescal brings us the expertise and the network we need to accelerate our growth.”