Trescal acquires ISOCAL Elektronische Geräte GmbH in Austria

11 Feb 2013

Trescal, the international specialist for calibration services, reinforced its geographical and technical coverage in Central Europe with the acquisition of Isocal GmbH, a leading calibration service provider in Austria.

With a turnover of € 2.5 million, Isocal has 17 employees across 2 laboratories located in Vienna and Graz. They are specialized in electrical, temperature and pressure calibration with on-site teams servicing clients in the Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical and Electronics sectors.

The high level of skills and accreditation in low frequency power, including the particularities of AC power, high voltage, DC/AC current and the broad range in temperature accreditation (-80° to 660°C) enhance Trescal ‘s technical offer in Central Europe.

«This new acquisition consolidates our position in Central Europe enabling us to serve our customers in the neighbouring countries. It reinforces our “one-stop-shop” offer in calibration services for test and measurement equipment and broadens our accredited domain offering. » says Guillaume Caroit, General Secretary Trescal Group.

Gerald Kern, founder of Isocal says "The integration of ISOCAL into the Trescal organisation will enlarge our calibration service offer to our customers and will give our teams the ability to share best practises and expertise with a common goal to better serve our clients. This merger will support the continuous and sustainable growth and strengthen the leading position of ISOCAL in Austria as in the surrounding countries. We are very glad, to become part of the Trescal family!.”.

Remi Carnimolla, 3i Partner, and Xavier de Prévoisin, 3i Director, commented: "We are delighted to announce this new acquisition abroad: once again, Trescal shows how a proven model can develop despite a challenging business environment. With 3i’s support, Trescal continues its international expansion to strengthen its leading position and create an integrated group to serve its global clients”.

With this acquisition, Trescal offers a wide range of calibration services through an unequalled worldwide network that reaches over 62 own calibration laboratories. This is the twelfth acquisition of the group since 2007 in 10 different countries.

About Trescal (www.trescal.com)
Trescal, international specialist in calibration provides a broad range of services for the test and measuring equipment market. Trescal are represented in 16 countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Singapore,  Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, Romania and Tunisia. Supplementing the standard technical services (verification, calibration and repair of T&M instruments), Trescal offer their expertise for the implementation and acquisition of measurement systems, customised equipment pool management software solutions, metrology and technical support, and training. Trescal operate in 62 calibration laboratories and employ over 1,500 people across the world. Trescal service 25,000 customers in various sectors such as Defence, Aerospace, Aeronautics, Automotive, Power Generation & Utilities, Electronics Manufacturing, Communications and Medical & Chemistry. Trescal’s pro forma sales for 2012 reach 157 million Euros.

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Contacts

Trescal
Guillaume Caroit (General Secretary), guillaume.caroit@trescal.com, +33 (0)1 56 70 36 10 
Catherine Bourdoncle (Communications Director), catherine.bourdoncle@trescal.com, +33 (0)4 42 46 99 66
Timo Grünewälder (General Manager Trescal GmbH), timo.gruenewaelder@trescal.com, +49 6151 9344 456

3i
Kable Communication: Catherine Kablé, catherine.kable@kable-cf.com, + 33 (0)1 44 50 54 75
Anna Casal, anna.casal@kable-cf.com, + 33 (0)1 44 50 54 76