Applus+ strengthens its presence in the aerospace sector in the USA, broadening both its network and its product offering in a key market.
MADRID, 8th January 2019.
Applus+, the global testing, inspection and certification company, has acquired US-based Talon Test Laboratories, specialists in non-destructive testing (NDT) for the aerospace sector. With this acquisition, the Energy & Industry Division strengthens its presence in the United States while also broadening its network and range of services in this strategic field. Thanks to Talon Test’s expertise in ultrasonic testing, Applus+ will now be able to offer a complete comprehensive range of NDT products and services to this market.
Established in 1999, Talon Test Laboratories operates in Chandler-Phoenix (Arizona) and Indianapolis (Indiana). Talon is a highly respected testing vendor for the aerospace industry in the United States and employs more than 50 people and has a turnover of $4.5 million.
Following this acquisition, Applus+ will see its position as a provider of inspection services bolstered throughout the full aerospace chain, from the sector’s suppliers through to the primary aircraft and engine manufacturers.
Ramón Fernández Armas, Executive Vice President of the Energy & Industry Division added, “With this latest acquisition that is aligned to our growth strategy, we are expanding the expertise and range of high-technological-value services that we offer to the aerospace industry.”
Paul Teagle, CEO of Talon Test Laboratories commented, "We are a good fit for Applus+. By joining them we now have the opportunity to offer our services to a greater number of clients, both nationally and internationally. Applus+ is interested in expanding its testing services and we are excited about the synergies. We look forward to continued growth with Applus+ and to providing comprehensive testing services to leading manufacturers.”
About the Applus+ Group
Applus+ is one of the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification companies. It provides solutions for customers in all types of industries to ensure that their assets and products meet health and safety, quality and environmental standards and regulations.
Applus+ operates in more than 70 countries and employs 20,700 people. It operates through four global divisions, all of which provide services under the Applus+ brand. In 2017, Applus+ recorded a total revenue of €1,583 million and an adjusted operating profit of €143 million.
Applus+ is listed on the Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia stock exchanges with a total of 143,018,430 shares.