NDC Infrared Engineering (Irwindale, CA), a leading manufacturer of web gauging equipment for the plastics, rubber, nonwoven, and extrusion coated businesses, has acquired the IRM Group (Alleur, Belgium), a leading manufacturer of high-technology measuring systems for the metals industries.
"IRM has established a very successful business with its excellent technologies and proven product range." said Bromley Beadle, president of NDC Infrared Engineering. "Now, with this investment, combined with NDC's global measurement and control reputation, we look forward to expanding and developing IRM's market position and to lead NDC into the metals business."
IRM will become aligned within NDC Infrared Engineering worldwide. "We are delighted to become part of NDC Infrared Engineering,” said Jean-Marc Philippet, managing director for the IRM Group. “The metals systems business is a solid market where accurate measurement is essential. Our unique technologies are designed to maintain a leadership position within the business and to provide our customers with exceptional results."
The IRM Group is headquartered near Liege, Belgium and employs about 70 people providing a comprehensive range of products to test the flatness, width, thickness, edge profile, and coatings of metals.
NDC Infrared Engineering's headquarters are in Irwindale, CA. The company currently employs more than 200 people. A global sales and service network represents the America's, EMEA, China, Japan, and AP. In addition, more than 60 local distribution partners ensure that NDC Infrared products are supported around the world.
NDC Infrared Engineering is part of Spectris plc, a precision instrumentation and controls company.
For more information, visit www.ndcinfrared.com.