Ametek acquires Quebec manufacturer

Tuesday October 29, 2013
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Ametek, Inc. has acquired Creaform, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of portable 3D measurement technologies and a provider of 3D engineering services, for approximately $120 million. Based near Québec City, the privately held company has annual sales of approximately $52 million.
Creaform's products include several families of handheld 3D scanners, portable co-ordinate 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.

Creaform's headquarters and manufacturing operations are in Lévis, Québec. It operates innovation centres 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.

Ametek is a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices based in Berwyn, Penn.

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