Northern Balance Ltd. (UK) – Leeds based Gem Scientific has acquired the ISO accredited weighing specialist Precision Instruments who will become part of the Gem Group with immediate effect. This is the third acquisition Gem have made within the past two years with the backing of investment partner Solingen Private Equity.
The acquisition of Precision Instruments allows Gem Scientific, through previous acquisition Northern Balance, to extend the capability of its calibration business, providing a competitive edge whilst offering a greater range of services and support to its customer base throughout the UK.
Established in 1970, Precision Instruments offers calibration, legal verification and sales of weighing equipment along with expert knowledge and service to the laboratory, medical, industrial and education sectors.
With over 45 years’ experience, Precision Instruments has built a strong reputation for its technical expertise, outstanding personal customer service and support throughout the whole service and calibration process.
Sam Jones, Managing Director of Precision Instruments said, “It is my pleasure that we can now announce our new partnership with Northern Balance, and becoming part of the Gem Scientific Group. The additional support from the experienced team at Northern Balance will allow Precision Instruments to continue its calibration, service, legal verification and sales of weighing equipment, whilst offering new services including UKAS calibrations and an enhanced product portfolio”
Northern Balance is one of the leading independent UKAS accredited balance and scales specialists in the North providing core solutions for the supply, service, calibration and repair of weighing equipment. They have maintained their UKAS accreditation for over 25 years and are one of the few companies to attain this high standard for on-site calibration of non-automatic weighing machines. They became part of the Gem Scientific Group in December 2016.
Gem Scientific has been supplying specialist laboratory products to the UK, Ireland and Europe for over 20 years and work collaboratively with the world’s leading brands and manufacturers to offer a comprehensive range of scientific consumables and instruments. Their attention to detail and responsiveness, along with knowledge of the marketplace has helped set them aside from the competition.
Justin Welton, Managing Director of Gem Scientific and Northern Balance said "This is a great opportunity for all the companies within the Gem Scientific Group to employ their respective expertise. The partnership between Northern Balance and Precision Instruments substantially enhances the Group’s ability to provide world leading brands of Weighing equipment whilst building on our reputation as one of the UK’s leading independent Weighing specialist offering impartial advice, quality products and first-class support.
Sam Jones will be taking up his new role as Technical Director for the Group and I very much look forward to welcoming Sam to the team and working with him to further to develop this marketplace.”
The latest acquisition by the Gem Scientific Group is part of an ambitious development plan to service the growing life sciences, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, education, manufacturing and medical technology sectors across the UK and Ireland.