07 March 2011

Stork acquires Ultrasound (New Zealand) Ltd assets

Stork, a global asset integrity management services provider for the Chemical, Oil & Gas and Power industries, announced today that it has acquired substantially all of the assets and existing business of Ultrasound (New Zealand) Ltd, a New Zealand company specializing in non destructive testing (NDT) and inspection services.

“This acquisition supports our corporate strategy by allowing us to offer best-of-class asset optimization services to a broader customer base,” said Doug Meikle, President & CEO, Stork. “It also strengthens Stork’ position as a market leader in New Zealand, enhancing our service portfolio through our Integrity Solutions & Services Business Line.”

Through the acquisition 16 NDT and inspection services specialists, based in New Plymouth have joined Stork’s CooperHeat treatment services and equipment organization in New Zealand.

“This is a winning proposition,” said Andy Briston, Senior Vice President Middle East, North Africa & Asia Pacific. “Stork is all about thinking and doing on behalf of its customers. By strengthening our NDT and inspection services offerings in New Zealand, we will be able to ensure reliable production and reduced risk for those who need it. It’s a great fit.”