Paris, September 12, 2023 – EKOSCAN INTEGRITY, a leading industrial tech group specialized in developing solutions for the assessment and monitoring of infrastructure integrity, is excited to announce the acquisition of AUT Solutions, an established expert in the field of automated ultrasonic testing (UT) systems based in Houston, Texas. This strategic move marks an important step forward for EKOSCAN INTEGRITY in expanding its manufacturing footprint in the US market and forging even stronger connections with its US-based customers.
Founded in 2008 with a vision to deliver the most advanced automated UT inspection systems, AUT Solutions has established itself as a trusted partner for inspection service companies, seeking cutting-edge inspection tools and professional support for advanced inspection. The company’s expertise lies in the development of state-of-the-art automated scanners, empowering customers with enhanced non-destructive testing (NDT) capabilities and increased process efficiency.
Through the acquisition of AUT Solutions, EKOSCAN INTEGRITY will increase its exposure to the US market and proximity to US-based customers, extend its manufacturing capabilities in North America and complement its automated scanner product portfolio while joining forces for future product development and innovation, enabling the group to closely cater to the unique needs of its global customer base and provide exceptional support and services.
“The integration of AUT Solutions into the EKOSCAN INTEGRITY family opens up exciting opportunities for us. Not only do we gain access to additional manufacturing capacities and expand our product portfolio, but we also have the privilege of collaborating with a team that shares our passion for innovation. Together, we will drive the development of cutting-edge PAUT solutions, empowering industries with even more effective and efficient inspection tools,” – said Hugo Cence, CEO of EKOSCAN INTEGRITY.
“Being now part of the EKOSCAN INTEGRITY strengthens our NDT DNA. With the strong synergies of EKOSCAN’s industry leading technologies, AUT will now enhance its scanners and crawlers with advanced PAUT imaging technologies to offer complete customized solutions. There’s a bright future ahead and I’m very pleased with this strategic merger,” – said Matias Castaneda, President of AUT Solutions.
AUT Solutions will be integrated in EKOSCAN business unit, the product and NDT equipment division of the group which has recently consolidated the electronics expertise of SOCOMATE.