MANCHESTER, UK — Three years after the successful launch of its Abrasive Blast Equipment Division, Elcometer announced the acquisition of Sagola SA, a leading manufacturer and supplier of paint spray equipment. Headquartered in Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain, Sagola is a second-generation family business that has a 65-year history in the design, manufacture and sales of spray guns, pumps and filtration systems for the automotive and industrial refinishing sectors.

“We are delighted to welcome Sagola into the Elcometer family,” said Michael Sellars, Managing Director of Elcometer. “Sagola’s industry leading range of high-quality spray guns, pumps and filtration systems for the automotive and industrial markets sits perfectly alongside Elcometer’s range of blast, coating inspection and ultrasonic NDT equipment and takes Elcometer closer towards their strategic objective of providing a comprehensive range of products to meet their customers’ requirements – throughout the coatings process.”

Alejandro Sanchez, CEO and owner of Sagola SA, said, “Elcometer’s values and growth plans are an ideal for everyone at Sagola. Elcometer’s global office and distribution networks will allow Sagola to expand into new markets whilst allowing everyone at Sagola to focus on their continued growth in the automotive refinishing sector.”

“This is great news to the customers of Elcometer and Sagola and the coatings industry as a whole,” said Enrique Sanchez, Operations and Research Director and Owner of Sagola, “I am delighted that both Alejandro and I will continue to work at Sagola, as we enter the next chapter together.”