Transcat Significantly Expands Canadian Presence with Acquisition of Cal-Matrix Metrology Inc.


Transcat Significantly Expands Canadian Presence with Acquisition of Cal-Matrix Metrology Inc.

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Transcat, Inc. (NAS: TRNS) ("Transcat" or the "Company"), a leading distributor of professional grade handheld test, measurement and control instruments and accredited provider of calibration, repair, inspection and other compliance services, announced today that it has acquired Cal-Matrix Metrology Inc. ("Cal-Matrix"), a leading Canadian provider of commercial and accredited calibrations and coordinate measurement inspection services. Headquartered in Burlington (Greater Toronto Area), the acquisition greatly expands Transcat's presence in Southern Ontario, the largest market in Canada, and adds a lab in Montreal, Quebec.

Charles P. Hadeed, Chief Executive Officer of Transcat, commented, "We continue on our strategy of growing our Service segment both organically and through acquisitions. This acquisition gives us a significant presence in Canada's 'Golden Horseshoe' area, which includes Hamilton, Burlington and Toronto. Cal-Matrix's business philosophy and corporate culture aligns well with ours, and we are proud to have them join the Transcat team."

Cal-Matrix offers calibration services to clients who require calibration of their RF, DC low frequency, optics, mechanical, torque and pressure measurement equipment. Cal-Matrix maintains a comprehensive ISO/IEC-17025-2005 certified scope for calibration and coordinate measurement inspection.

Lee Rudow, President and Chief Operating Officer of Transcat, added, "Cal-Matrix has an extensive and stable portfolio of first-tier corporate clients with many of these clients having been associated with Cal-Matrix for many years. In order to continue this superior level of customer service, Cal-Matrix's management team and its nearly 30 employees have been retained by Transcat."

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


Transcat, Inc. is a leading provider of accredited calibration, repair, inspection and compliance services including analytical instrument qualifications, equipment and process validation. Targeted industries include life science, biotechnology, medical device, pharmaceutical and other FDA-regulated industries, industrial manufacturing, energy and utilities, chemical manufacturing and other industries. Throughout its 18 strategically located centers of excellence in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, Transcat delivers precise services with reliable turn-around times. The breadth and depth of measurement parameters addressed by Transcat's ISO/IEC 17025 scopes of accreditation are believed to be among the best in the industry.

In addition, Transcat operates as a leading distributor of professional grade handheld test, measurement and control instrumentation. Through its distribution products segment, Transcat markets and distributes premier and propriety brand instruments to nearly 15,000 customers. The Company offers access to more than 25,000 test, measurement and control products.

Transcat's growth strategy is to expand its product and service platform comprised of a balanced suite of test products and analytical, calibration, compliance, and validation services. The goal is to deliver specialized technical services with a quality assurance approach, which maximizes document accuracy and on-time job delivery. Transcat answers the call with cGMP, GLP, and GXP compliant services. Transcat can provide life science companies with a reliable alternative service and product solution to the OEMs and to the "generalist" service providers who cannot meet the client's specialized needs.

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