Applus+ acquires French laboratory A2M Industrie, specialists in materials testing

24/03/2019
    The Applus+ Laboratories Division strengthens its position as a strategic supplier to the aerospace industry. A2M Industrie widens the network of Applus+ materials testing laboratories into France.
    MADRID, 25th of March 2019. Applus+, the global testing, inspection and certification company, has acquired A2M Industrie, an independent materials testing laboratory. A2M Industrie provides high-added-value services to the aerospace, industrial and nuclear sectors. With this acquisition, Applus+ broadens its network of materials testing laboratories and strengthens its position as a strategic provider to the aerospace industry.
     
    The A2M Industrie laboratory is located near Lyon and has a turnover of around €3 million and employs more than 25 people.
     
    A2M Industrie is accredited by Nadcap and Cofrac, authorised to carry out testing for the nuclear industry and one of the few European laboratories approved by the Safran Group.
     
    “The incorporation of A2M Industrie expand our European network of laboratories serving the aerospace industry and reinforces our position as a provider of high-added-value services to aircraft engine manufacturers and their own providers,” declares Jordi Brufau, Executive Vice-President of the Laboratories Division.
     
    According to Cyril Romagny, Managing Director of A2M Industrie, “Joining the Applus+ Group gives us the chance to develop our company both commercially and technologically. Partnering with Applus+ will help us to expand our product range and open up to the European market. We are convinced that this acquisition will offer great benefits to our clients."
     
    A2M Industrie will join the Applus+ Laboratories Division, which provides high-added-value technological services to industry, in particular the aerospace industry.
     
    About the Applus+ Group
    Applus+ is one of the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification companies. It provides solutions for customers in all types of industries to ensure that their assets and products meet health and safety, quality and environmental standards and regulations.
     
     
    Applus+ operates in more than 70 countries and employs 22,800 people. It operates through four global divisions, all of which provide services under the Applus+ brand. In 2018, Applus+ recorded a total revenue of €1,676 million and an adjusted operating profit of €171 million.
     
     
    Applus+ is listed on the Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia stock exchanges with a total of 143,018,430 shares.
     
     
    ISIN: ES0105022000
    Symbol: APPS-MC
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