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Olympus NDT Acquires Innov-X Systems Inc.

July 21, 2010
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WALTHAM, MA - Olympus NDT has acquired Innov-X Systems Inc., a manufacturer of portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analytical instruments based in Woburn, MA. Innov-X Systems instruments provide real-time, nondestructive material analysis in applications ranging from metal sorting, lead paint detection, and alloy verification to analysis of oil, fluids and minerals.

With this acquisition, Olympus NDT has taken an important step towards its continuing commitment of becoming the world leader in nondestructive testing (NDT) and related inspection technologies. The addition of X-ray fluorescence analytical instruments augments the company’s existing portfolio of ultrasound, eddy current, and remote visual instruments that include flaw detectors, thickness gages, systems, videoscopes, scanners, probes and related accessories.

Innov-X Systems Inc. will be operated it as a business division of Olympus NDT, retaining its current management team and employee base.

Olympus NDT Chief Executive Officer Toshihiko Okubo says, “The decision to acquire Innov-X Systems was based on the complementary product portfolios of both companies. This is yet another significant step for Olympus in becoming the world leader in the manufacture and distribution of inspection devices that enhance safety, security and productivity and that also contribute to society.”

Innov-X Systems Chief Executive Officer Don Sackett says, ”We are extremely honored to be part of the Olympus organization, which is so well respected throughout the world. Innov-X has newly introduced an X-ray fluorescence product platform that is both high performance and rugged and is a great fit with the nondestructive testing and remote visual inspection technologies of Olympus. I look forward to the synergies and opportunities to extend our technological leadership and quality created by the joining of these two companies.”

Olympus NDT manufactures innovative nondestructive testing instruments that are used in industrial and research applications ranging from aerospace, power generation, petrochemical, civil infrastructure and automotive to consumer products. Leading edge testing technologies include ultrasound, ultrasound phased array, eddy current, and eddy current array. Its products include flaw detectors, thickness gages, in-line systems, automated systems, industrial scanners, pulser-receivers, probes, transducers, and various accessories. Olympus NDT also distributes remote visual inspection instruments and high speed video cameras in the Americas.

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