Takeover

North American deal sees Ametek buy Canadian 3D measuring firm Creaform

| Editor: Eric Culp

One example of a Creaform handheld 3D scanner at the Control show in Stuttgart, Germany.
One example of a Creaform handheld 3D scanner at the Control show in Stuttgart, Germany. (Source: Culp)

The target company is well-known for handheld scanning technology.

US-based Ametek has announced its acquisition of Creaform, a developer and manufacturer of portable 3D measurement technologies and a provider of 3D engineering services, for approximately $120 million.

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Based near Québec City, Canada, the privately held Creaform has annual sales of approximately $52 million, according to Ametek, a manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices with annualized sales of $3.6 billion.

The new parent noted that Creaform is the industry leader in stand-alone portable 3D scanners with several families of handheld 3D scanners, portable coordinate measuring machines and related accessories used in reverse engineering, dimensional inspection, precision manufacturing, non-destructive testing, automated quality control and 3D printing. The Handyscan 3D, a handheld laser scanner used to perform non-contact measurement, leads the market in capability and portability, Ametek said.

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