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Applus+ strengthens its presence in the infrastructure sector in North America through the acquisition of SKC in Canada It opens new opportunities in the North American power and civil infrastructure market, providing access to a wide and diversified client base.

03/12/2015

Barcelona, 2 December 2015. - Applus+, the global testing, inspection and certification company, continues to consolidate its presence in North America with the acquisition of SKC Engineering (SKC) located in Vancouver, Canada.  
SKC provides inspection and non-destructive testing services through its workforce of 30 people and boasts a wide and diversified client base in sectors such as power and civil infrastructure.  
With more than half of SKC´s activity in consulting for material, welding and structural engineering and the remainder in non-destructive testing services, SKC complements the current North American portfolio of activity.  
Annual revenue for this year is expected to be around 5 million CAD (€3.5 million). The transaction was closed yesterday and the business will join the new Applus+ Energy & Industry division, currently formed by Applus+ Velosi, Applus+ Norcontrol and Applus+ RTD.
“We are delighted to have made this acquisition. It allows us to enhance our operations in the important Canadian market, complementing our geographical footprint and giving us access to a wide and diversified client and sector database”, stated Fernando Basabe, CEO of Applus+.  
“To belong to one of the world sector leaders will allow us to progress and expand on the projects being developed by SKC. In addition it will increase our competitiveness in British Columbia which is a growth province for our sector”, said Mathew Smith, CEO of SKC. 
 
For further information: 
Applus+ Investor Relations:
Aston Swift              +34 93 5533 111      aston.swift@applus.com                                     
Media:
Kreab, Madrid
Susana Sanjuán         +34 917 027 170      ssanjuan@kreab.com
Francisco Calderón     +34 917 027 170      fcalderon@kreab.com  
 
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