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NDC Diversifies into Metals Business

IRWINDALE, CA | NDC Infrared Engineering, a leading manufacturer of web gauging equipment for the plastics, rubber, nonwoven, and extrusion-coated businesses, acquires the Alleur, Belgium-based IRM Group, manufacturers of high-technology measuring systems for the metals industries.

IRM will be aligned within NDC Infrared Engineering worldwide. Jean-Marc Philippet, managing director for the IRM Group commented: "We are delighted to become part of NDC Infrared Engineering. The metals systems business is a solid market where accurate measurement is essential. Our unique technologies are designed to maintain a leadership position within the business and to provide our customers with exceptional results."

Bromley Beadle, president of NDC Infrared Engineering, comments: "IRM has established a very successful business with its excellent technologies and proven product range. Now, with this investment, combined with NDC's global measurement and control reputation, we look forward to expanding and developing IRM's market position and to lead NDC into the metals business."

NDC currently employs over 200 people and has a global sales and service network representing the America's, EMEA, China, Japan and AP. In addition, over 60 local distribution partners support NDC Infrared products worldwide.

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