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Keller buys US instruments business

12 Apr 17 Keller has expanded its instrumentation and monitoring capability with the acquisition of North America-based Geo-Instruments.

Geo-Instruments supplies, manufactures, installs and integrates monitoring systems for buildings, excavations, bridges, railways, roads, tunnels, dams, embankments, and slopes. The company is based in Rhode Island, with offices in New York, Washington DC, Seattle and San Francisco.

Keller said that instrumentation and monitoring is increasingly sought by clients to control construction quality or monitor structural, ground or environmental properties such as vibration or noise during project execution.

"This is an important step in strengthening our global capability in instrumentation and monitoring; helping us innovate and scale our operations, and supporting the trend for increasing technology in our market," said Joseph Hubback, Keller group strategy director and global lead for Keller's global instrumentation and monitoring brand Getec. "The acquisition fits well within Keller's strategic framework driving growth, leveraging the scale of the group and enhancing operations."

GEO-Instruments will operate as a division of Getec and be led by its former owner, Pierre Gouvin, as president. Getec in North America will fall under the management of Keller company Hayward Baker.

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