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Ametek acquires Creaform

News International-French

30 Oct 2013

Ametek announces that it has acquired Creaform, a developer and manufacturer of innovative portable 3D measurement technologies and a provider of 3D engineering services for approximately $120 million. Based near Québec City, Canada, the privately held company has annual sales of approximately $52 million.

Creaform is one of the industry leaders in stand-alone portable 3D scanners. These optical devices are used in a growing number of applications to create accurate 3D models and measurements of a wide range of objects. Its products include several families of handheld 3D scanners, portable coordinate measuring machines and related accessories that are widely used in reverse engineering, dimensional inspection, precision manufacturing, non-destructive testing, automated quality control and 3D printing. The Handyscan 3D, a handheld laser scanner used to perform non-contact measurement, leads the market in capability and portability.

Creaform has its headquarters and manufacturing operations in Lévis, Québec. It operates innovation centers in Lévis and Grenoble, France, and has direct sales operations in the United States, France, Germany, China, Japan and India. It joins Ametek as part of its Electronic Instruments Group (EIG) - a leader in advanced monitoring, testing, calibrating, and display instruments with 2012 sales of $1.9 billion.

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