The acquisition extends the Applus+ network of metrology laboratories and improves its geographical coverage in Spain. Applus+ consolidates its leadership position in the metrology sector in Spain.
Barcelona, 18th July 2017. – Applus+, a global testing, inspection and certification company, strengthens its metrology services with the acquisition of AC6, a laboratory located in Pamplona, Spain. This acquisition extends the Applus+ network of metrology laboratories and improves its geographical coverage across the country.
AC6 has more than 14 years of experience and a workforce of 18 specialised professionals, with a long track record and technical expertise in the metrology sector. AC6 is accredited by Spain’s National Accreditation Body to provide calibration services in eight different technical areas. The laboratory boasts an extensive, well-established client portfolio.
“The incorporation of AC6 allows us to consolidate our leadership position in the Spanish metrology sector and to offer a more local service to industry”, said Jordi Brufau, Executive Vice President of the Laboratories Division.
Applus+ is the leading company in Spain’s industrial and legal metrology sector. At present Applus+ calibrates more than 65,000 instruments a year and is the company with the largest number of service areas accredited by the National Accreditation Body. Applus+ has an extensive network of laboratories and offices providing calibration services in Spain, as well as mobile laboratories allowing it to offer services throughout the country.
About Applus+ Group
Applus+ is one of the world’s leading companies in the testing, certification and inspection sector. It provides solutions for clients in all types of industries to ensure that their assets and products meet the quality, health & safety and environmental standards and regulations.
Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Applus+ operates in more than 70 countries and has a workforce of 19,000. Applus+ operates through four global divisions, all of which operate under the Applus+ brand name. During the 2016 fiscal year, Applus+ recorded revenue of 1,587 million euros and an adjusted operating profit of 141 million euros.
Applus+ is listed on the Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia stock exchanges. The total number of shares is 130,016,755.
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