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Trescal Build-up in the UK

10 June 2009

Trescal becomes Nr 1 in calibration services in the United Kingdom thanks to the acquisition of ASAP Calibration and QEMS assets from QinetiQ Group. The acquisition consists of 3 laboratories and around 10 LCS (local customers support) spread throughout the country giving Trescal a best-in-class service range and a greater geographical coverage

The acquisition consists of 3 laboratories and around 10 LCS (local customers support) spread throughout thecountry giving Trescal a best-in-class service range and a greater geographical coverage. Indeed, the broadspectrum of technical skills and related accreditations enable the group to cover just about all customers' measurement requirements with a highly experienced and qualified team of 130 engineers.

2008 turnover was around £13 million achieved with customers in Aerospace, Defence, Automotive,Transportation and Pharmaceutical industries.

"Trescal now benefits from a leading position in the UK market, whilst also reinforcing its European leadership.This acquisition consolidates our "one-stop-shop" offer for test & measurement equipments in the UK andembodies our strategy to accompany our industrial customers wherever they are located." Olivier Delrieu,Trescal CEO.

"In less than eighteen months since we acquired the company, six acquisitions were made in 6 different countries consolidating Trescal as the European leader of calibration services. Astorg has been a proactiveshareholder supporting the Management of Trescal to implement this successful build-up strategy and the Management of Trescal united their strengths efficiently to reach this objective." Xavier Moreno, President of Astorg Partners.

"ARJIL is delighted to contribute to Trescal's European leadership in calibration, having identified this opportunityand advised the Company during exclusive negotiations with QinetiQ." Henri Bouvatier, Associé d'ARJIL -Groupe Altium.

With this last acquisition, the European network of Trescal reaches 45 calibration laboratories offering a truly unique range of calibration services.

 
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