Tasi Group has bought Bonfiglioli Engineering, creating what it claims is the largest leak testing and quality inspection technology firm in the world.
The deal adds Italy-based Bongfiglioli’s range of testing machines and visual inspection technologies – which are used in quality applications in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage sector – to those offered by existing Tasi subsidiaries Cincinnati Test Systems and ALPS.
Spokesman Sergio Bonsi told in-Pharmatechnologist.com that: “As part of our DNA, Bonfiglioli Engineering is an independent brand, well known in the market and we will continue in the same core business.”
“Tasi has now become the world’s largest group for Leak Testing and combined inspection machines” he continued, adding that this large scale coupled with a strong financial position will enable the firm to invest in R&D and after sales support.
The acquisition expands Tasi's workforce to 600 employees, 30 per cent of whom are engineers, according to Bonsi who added that the group's global network of offices will "grant us leadership in the leak testing markets the world over" citing India, China and the Americas as targets.