Trescal, the international specialist in calibration services has acquired Primo Instrument. Based in Montreal, Canada, Primo Instrument is a leading supplier of test and measurement equipment. A one-stop shop laboratory, the company offers the complete 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.
This acquisition will bring €7m in additional turnover to Trescal, led by its CEO Olivier Delrieu. Primo’s three founders – Pierre Tétrault, Michele Sardella and Tony Antonitti – will stay in their current positions to continue to lead the growth of the business.
Guillaume Caroit, Trescal Deputy CEO, said, “We are thrilled to have Primo Instrument joining Trescal. 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.”
Tétrault added: “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. We are very proud to join what is the worldwide leader in calibration services.”
This deal was completed with the support of Trescal’s majority shareholder, Ardian, the independent private investment company. This is Trescal’s 14th build-up following Ardian’s takeover in July 2013. Thibault Basquin, Managing Director of Ardian Mid Cap Buyout, added: “Trescal begins 2016 just as it finished 2015: pursuing its ambitious growth strategy. Primo Instrument’s presence in Canada brings a new attractive country to the group and reinforces its presence in North America.”