Mecnov NDT Systems acquires Contour Dynamics

Non-destructive testing (NDT) specialist Mecnov has acquired Kansad-based NDT supplier Contour Dynamics Inc.

Mecnov (Levis, Quebec, Canada), a provider of non-destructive testing (NDT) solutions, has acquired all the assets of NDT systems manufacturer Contour Dynamics Inc. (Wichita, Kan., USA).

Contour Dynamics is recognized for its expertise in multi-inspection scanners for mission-critical structures and parts of materials used in aerospace applications. Mecnov will operate its new new, fully-owned subsidiary under the name of Contour Dynamics and plans to transfer operations on March 31 from the current facility to a new one, also in Wichita. Kevin Simkins, former president of Contour Dynamics, will remain in charge of the operations.

Kennedy Gagnon, president of Mecnov, hailed the acquisition as an opportunity to allow the company to accelerate its expansion and market diversification. "Over the years, Contour Dynamics has delivered reliable automated NDT systems to numerous customers," he said. "It has a complementary product portfolio and is greatly respected within the industry. The high-level of customer satisfaction, which reflects a similar scale by which Mecnov judges its success, made this transaction an ideal fit for both companies. Our immediate objective is to commit the necessary resources to grow the business."