Proceq SA of Switzerland acquires 100 percent interest in CNS Farnell Ltd.

Schwerzenbach, Switzerland, August 26, 2009 — Proceq SA of Switzerland, maker of portable precision instruments for quality testing of concrete, metal and paper/film rolls in the construction, manufacturing and engineering consulting industries, has acquired 100 percent interest in U.K.-based CNS Farnell Ltd. CNS Farnell manufactures quality-testing products that are complementary to Proceq’s offerings.

Proceq and CNS Farnell are world-leading brands and the acquisition of CNS Farnell will further strengthen Proceq’s position as a global leader in the development and supply of quality testing instruments. CNS Farnell has an excellent reputation, built up in part by innovative products such as Pundit, which uses ultrasonic testing technology to detect cracks and other defects in concrete.
CNS Farnell customers will automatically benefit from Proceq’s prompt customer service and widespread distribution network. Proceq has own subsidiaries in Switzerland, the United States, Singapore, China, United Arab Emirates, Brazil and Russia.

For more information about Proceq, visit www.proceq.com. For additional information about CNS Farnell, visit www.cnsfarnell.com.

About Proceq

Proceq was founded in 1954 and manufactures quality nondestructive portable testing instruments for metal hardness, concrete properties and paper roll hardness. Proceq invented the Equotip portable metal hardness tester and the world’s first portable concrete test hammer, the Schmidt concrete test hammer. The SilverSchmidt portable concrete test hammer belongs to the latest generation of Schmidt hammers. Proceq also produces other concrete test equipment, such as the Profometer 5+/Profoscope Rebar Detector and covermeter, the Canin+ Corrosion Analyzing Instrument and the Tico Ultrasonic Instrument.

About CSN Farnell
CNS Farnell is a global market leader in ultrasonic NDT equipment for use in the ceramics and civil engineering materials testing markets. CSN Farnell makes world-renowned test equipment such as the Pundit, Pundit Plus, and Erudite. These are all manufactured in the UK by CNS Farnell and distributed worldwide.

Contact: Chris Martin
Belniak Media, Inc.
630.670.2745
630.790.0011
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