AVT Reliability’s global reach strengthened by acquisition of Van Geffen
Leading Dutch asset condition monitoring specialist Van Geffen has become part of the AVT Reliability Group following its acquisition by Rotherham based AES Engineering Ltd.
The move brings one of the most specialised and experienced companies in the Netherlands into the fold of reliability focused companies owned by AES Engineering Ltd. The group also owns AESSEAL®, the world’s largest homogeneous designer and manufacturer of mechanical seals.
AVT Reliability, based in Warrington, Cheshire, has consolidated its position as a leading innovator in reliability products and services over the past two years, launching products such as the Machine Sentry™ cloud based condition monitoring system and EasyBrace™, the universal bracing system designed for the reduction of structural vibration in small bore pipes.
Van Geffen is a recognised leader in reliability and vibration monitoring services, specialising in the prevention and solving of problems with machinery, foundations and structures. In keeping with other businesses within the AES Engineering Group, Van Geffen is known for excellent service and quality.
Chris Rea, Group Managing Director of AES Engineering Ltd, said the acquisition of Van Geffen would allow both new and existing customers to benefit from a synergy of skills and service capabilities to help manufacturing companies reduce downtime and maintain and improve rotating machinery reliability.
He added: “We consider it to be a significant enhancement of the reliability services we can provide to our customers in Western Europe.
“Asset reliability products and services are a fast growing and rapid technology development area. The acquisition of Van Geffen is part of a strategic decision to develop AVT Reliability Ltd to become a global business which will both support and be supported by the global AESSEAL Reliability Group.”
The acquisition was completed in January 2020.