STAFFORDSHIRE, England — The Schunk Group recently announced the acquisition of Ascott Analytical Equipment, a manufacturer of corrosion testing equipment.

Established over 30 years ago, Ascott is a leader in the world of corrosion testing. Weiss Technik, a subsidiary of the Schunk Group, recognized the strength and growth of Ascott, and it was determined that the two companies would complement each other to create opportunities for both brands around the world.

Adrian Wain, Managing Director of Ascott Analytical, said, “There is a natural synergy between Ascott and Weiss Technik and we’re very excited about the future.  Going forward, with the combined resources and expertise that we now have; we will go from strength to strength”

Dr. Arno Roth, CEO of the Schunk Group, added, “Ascott is a very good fit for the Schunk Group. With this purchase, we are significantly expanding the market position of our subsidiary Weiss Technik in the field of corrosion testing”

“Weiss Technik and Ascott together are number three in the global market for corrosion testing equipment, the two companies complement each other perfectly,” said Peter R. Manolopoulos, member of the Executive Board of the Schunk Group and responsible for Weiss Technik.

Manufacturing and the day-to-day operation of Ascott will continue at the company’s Tamworth, England, factory and head office, where the news of the acquisition was announced and representatives of the Schunk Group were welcomed to Ascott.

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