- Trescal, a global metrology services group, announces the acquisition of the American RS Calibration.
- This Californian laboratory, specialized in calibration, qualification and validation, is A2LA accredited.
RS Calibration offers calibration and validation services on site and in the laboratory, mainly in the life sciences field. The company operates for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries in accordance with FDA and cGMP requirements.
The Californian company, founded in 1995, is based in Pleasanton, northeast of San Francisco. It employs 41 people and had sales of $5.5 million in 2017.
Ralph Sabiel, its founder and managing director, will continue in his position to ensure the development of this new entity within the Trescal group.
This is the first acquisition since the acquisition of Trescal by Omers, the main shareholder of the Trescal group.
Ardian announced at the end of 2017 its intention to sell Trescal to the private equity investment activity of the Canadian pension fund Omers. The transaction was officalized on April 4, 2018.
Since July 2013, the investment company Ardian has been the majority shareholder of the Trescal group, which has acquired 32 laboratories throughout the world with its support since that date.