CHINA: EZ-mat becomes part of Verder Scientific
14th October 2019
Verder Scientific, based in Germany, in late September formally agreed to acquire all shares in EZ-mat, a Chinese distributor of materials testing equipment. Following this transaction, Verder Scientific becomes sole owner of the Chinese company.
EZ-mat already represents two of the Verder Scientific product lines for metallographic preparation and hardness testing, ATM and Qness. The acquisition is therefore founded on a longstanding successful cooperation between the two companies and is expected to further strengthen the position of Verder Scientific in the Chinese market.
With its 35 employees, EZ-mat has gained a reputation for providing customers with the full range of material testing solutions. In addition to comprehensive knowledge regarding products and applications in the field, EZ-mat will provide Verder Scientific with direct access to relevant customer sectors.
As Verder Scientific is already represented with its own company, Verder Shanghai Instruments and Equipment Co., Ltd, for the other product lines in China, the acquisition of EZ-mat provides an opportunity to merge sales channels and benefit reciprocally from each other’s contacts. Verder Shanghai currently maintains four offices with a staff of 50 in China and with the combined EZ-mat workforce aims to become a major player in the distribution of quality control equipment. The new setup will allow Verder Scientific an opportunity to close more strategic, global deals with key accounts in China, the world’s second largest economy.
Verder Group earlier this year acquired the Japanese MicrotracBEL Corporation and the Amercan Microtrac, Inc. from Nikkiso Co. Ltd. This move has allowed Verder’s Scientific Division to extend its portfolio with product lines for particle characterisation by laser diffraction, dynamic light scattering and surface analysis. www.verder-scientific.com