NMi buys UK test lab in first step for expansion

NMi buys UK test lab in first step for expansion

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By Nick Flaherty

Young Calibration is an expert in thermal fluid systems testing, component cleanliness and air flow calibration and the deal is the first step in NMi’s buy-and-build strategy.

“The Young Calibration acquisition strengthens our UK footprint and broadens our testing and calibration capabilities,” said Yvo Jansen, NMi CEO. “It’s unique expertise across multiple sectors, bolstered by technical knowledge, quality processes, and facility capacity provide excellent sales and operations synergies.”

New regulations in the automotive and motorsports sectors promise to usher in demand for increased testing requirements says NMi, which provides testing and certification for traffic sytems used by the Dutch government. “Given anticipated industry changes and the general growth of the calibration and thermal fluid systems market, NMi is a logical partner to help accelerate our growth with further accreditation services and expansion into the legal metrology field,” said Adrian Young, managing director of Young Calibration, based in Shoreham-by-Sea in the UK.

NMi, based in Delft, the Netherlands, was founded in 1937 and is the leading independent specialist for legal metrology testing and inspection services in Europe and specialises in type approval & certification, verification & calibration, and consultancy services and employs around 150 people around the world. 

The deal gives allows both organizations to regain or expand market access for their OEM clients post-Brexit, and the UK facilities allow NMi to expand its electrical vehicle charging system services and capabilities.

The Young Calibration laboratory provides UKAS accredited calibration services (Laboratory 0604) and thermal fluid component testing services to industries such as aviation, automotive, medical and environmental.

“We are extremely pleased to support NMi in the completion of its first acquisition since LLCP investment in the company,” said David Cowan, Sr Managing Director of backer LLCP. “This is a highly complementary and exciting opportunity for the company to both expand their capabilities and their geographical reach.”

“We congratulate Yvo Jansen and his team on their first acquisition. When we invested in NMi we saw enormous potential in growing the company both organically and through acquisitions and we are thrilled to see the success on both fronts,” said Wouter Snoeijers, LLCP Managing Director.

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