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Transcat expands service biz in Canada via acquisition

Dispersion Laboratory’s robotic control capability provides a key differentiator in mass calibration


Transcat Inc., Rochester NY, a leading provider of accredited calibration and compliance services and distributor of professional grade handheld test, measurement and control instrumentation, has acquired Dispersion Laboratory Inc. through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Transcat Canada Inc.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The addition of Dispersion, which focuses on the life sciences and pharmaceutical market, further advances the firm’s leading market presence throughout Canada.

Headquartered near Montreal, Dispersion operates a state-of-the-art facility offering fully-accredited services for the calibration, repair and product sales of weights, balances, temperature instruments and liquid handling devices.  Dispersion is accredited ISO/IEC 17025 by the Standards Council of Canada pursuant to the rigorous audit process of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).  Dispersion is currently serving Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia regions.  Co-founders Pierre Trépanier and François Auclair will remain with Transcat.

“Dispersion is an excellent strategic fit for Transcat, aligning well with our strategy to grow in highly regulated industries, primarily the life sciences,” says Lee D. Rudow, president & CEO of Transcat. “We are also gaining the only laboratory in Canada offering automated mass calibrations under robotic control, enabling us to offer the highest level of quality and precision, which is highly valued by the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries.”

Pierre Trépanier, added, “Combining our unique capabilities with Transcat’s leading market position in Canada will allow us to provide greater support and a full suite of turnkey metrology solutions to our customers.”

Transcat has been expanding its service business in Canada, initially with its acquisition of Cal-Matrix Metrology in 2013, serving the Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec markets, followed by Ulrich Metrology in 2014.  Those businesses specialized in the aerospace, electronics and general manufacturing industries.