CET Acquires Omega Calibration Labs

As part of a continuing period of success, leading infrastructure organisation, CET UK, has undertaken its second acquisition in just a matter of weeks, acquiring Omega Calibration Laboratories, which is set to provide customers with a broader range of services.

CET UK, a leading supplier of outsourced services to the construction and insurance sectors, has acquired Chesterfield-based Omega Calibration Laboratories, which provides complete calibration solutions on-site or in the laboratory for a series of calibration services including electrical, dimensional, temperature, pressure, testing and repairs.

The acquisition follows quickly in the footsteps of another recent purchase of Construction Testing Solutions (CTS), a specialist testing service focusing on material, soil and aggregates testing and inspection, which mirrors CET’s own area of expertise. Both buyouts, which have been financed by CET’s own cash resources, form part of a wider growth strategy to develop an integrated set of services undertaken by CET, with Omega Calibration Laboratories aligning with its current testing offer to further extend its niche revenue streams.

Bob Blunden, CEO of CET, commented: “As part of our ongoing commitment to our customers, innovation and development is central to our proposition and acquiring Omega Calibration Laboratories was a natural fit which follows just weeks after our purchase of CTS. We’re constantly looking to strengthen our offer and providing a comprehensive service to our customers is central – the company was not only a good strategic fit but enables us to provide an added-value service.

“Omega Calibration is a long-established company in Chesterfield and we will be working closely to integrate our teams and ensure a seamless transition into the CET group. The company already has a fantastic management team and we were impressed by the depth of expertise across the organisation, so we’re looking forward to incorporating the skills and capabilities of the company in line with our own growth plans, while continuing to offer an exceptional service to our customers.”

Supporting the UK infrastructure, civil engineering, construction, property and insurance industries, CET’s services can be divided between two core divisions – CET Infrastructure and CET Property Assurance. Offering a comprehensive testing, monitoring and surveying service, CET Infrastructure delivers onsite and off-site materials and geoenvironmental services, while CET Property Assurance provides round the clock emergency response, drainage services and mapping and repair.