BOSTON – Industrial Physics Inc., a leader in test and measurement equipment, has purchased C&W Specialist Equipment Ltd., which specializes in the development and manufacture of corrosion test chambers. C&W will become part of TQC Sheen B.V., a manufacturer of lab equipment to test and inspect surface and adhesion properties of paint and coatings.

Industrial Physics’ portfolio of brands addresses critical test and measurement needs of customers in a broad range of industries with an emphasis on packaging and packaging-related applications including food and beverage, metal cans, flexible packaging, paper and plastics, paints and coatings, medical devices, and consumer electronics. Industrial Physics is a portfolio company of Union Park Capital, a private-equity firm that specializes in industrial technology investments.

Nigel Cremer founded C&W Specialist Equipment Ltd. in 1978. The company has experienced significant growth over the years by providing high-quality and innovative products. With the addition of C&W Specialist Equipment Ltd., TQC Sheen B.V. has a more complete portfolio of products to serve customers requiring paint, coatings and surface analysis.

 “With a large installed base of test chambers and strong brand recognition in the industry, we are very excited to add the C&W product line to the TQC Sheen product portfolio,” said Antoon van Osch, Managing Director of TQC Sheen B.V.

Nigel Cremer, Managing Director of C&W, will continue as Managing Director reporting to van Osch. “I am delighted to have Nigel join the TQC Sheen team. Nigel and his team are respected industry veterans with a strong track record of delivering high customer service and reliable products to global customers that are typically also buying from TQC Sheen,” he said.