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[post_date] => 2019-02-14 09:05:39
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[post_content] => Eddyfi Technologies, a world leader in advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) technologies based in Quebec, has acquired Inuktun, a well-known developer and manufacturer of remotely operated crawlers and camera systems. This acquisition marks the sixth for Eddyfi in the past 32 months.
Headquartered in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Inuktun offers robotic systems that bridge the gap between NDT inspectors and the physical world, helping customers ‘see the unseen’ and safely go beyond physical inspection limitations. With 30 years of industry experience, the company has 70 employees and office locations in Houston, Texas and significant presence with partners in Aberdeen, Scotland and Perth, Australia.
“For several years now, we’ve been looking to partner with NDT companies that can help advance the capabilities of our products,” says Colin Dobell, president and CEO of Inuktun. “This transaction links us with one of the best. Our systems and technology are suitable to many of Eddyfi Technologies’ current customers and the combination of the two companies will strengthen our position as an industry leader and allow us to offer truly unique solutions by combining some of the industry’s best NDT products with our mobile robotic solutions. The future opportunities are seemingly endless. It’s very exciting.’’
The acquisition benefits Eddyfi’s technology portfolio, enlarges its customer base, broadens the possibilities for synergies and product development, and adds a team of talented and world-class NDT inspection experts to the group. “We are very happy to welcome Colin and the innovative people of Inuktun to Eddyfi Technologies,” says Martin Thériault, president and CEO of Eddyfi. “Their high-quality products, together with their expertise and the standards they established in the industry, further complement our company. We are making a significant bet that the combination of Inuktun robots with our sensors and instruments will meet the increasing needs from asset owners. Customers can now select from a range of standard Inuktun crawlers, cameras and controllers to create their own off-the-shelf, yet customised, solutions.’’
Sales and service for Inuktun systems, training, product rentals, equipment calibration and repair, as well as support services will now be provided by the enlarged Eddyfi Technologies team. All Inuktun staff will join Eddyfi, with those in the US relocating to Eddyfi’s offices in Houston.
Eddyfi Technologies, established in 2009, pursues the goal of “developing eddy-current array technology to its full potential”. Today, the company provides what it says are the most advanced NDT technologies in the world, helping OEMs, asset owners and service companies enhance productivity, save lives and protect the environment. The company’s mission is to push the limits of advanced NDT to new heights by featuring various NDT modalities and investing massively in product advancement.
In 2014, Eddyfi was recognised as being the emerging company of the year in the field of NDT equipment by Frost & Sullivan. In 2016, the company’s pulsed eddy current solution Lyft® was awarded the Global New Product Innovation Award, again by Frost & Sullivan.
[post_title] => Eddyfi: Closing the gap
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Eddyfi Technologies has acquired Inuktun, a manufacturer of robotic systems, which should help the company to offer more refined solutions