Ann Arbor’s Applied Safety and Ergonomics has been acquired by Rimkus Consulting Group, a provider of forensic engineering and technical consulting services based in Houston. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Applied is a consulting firm specializing in forensic investigations and litigation support, product safety and warnings consulting, time and motion studies, usability evaluation and testing, historic research and analysis, and time studies.
“This acquisition is consistent with Rimkus’ overall strategy and objective to grow our strategic practice areas as well as expand our core service lines,” says Curtis Brown, chairman and executive director of Rimkus.
Applied Safety and Ergonomics is an established human-factors consulting company that offers services to insurance companies, law firms, corporations, and government agencies. They assist clients in the resolution of claims and disputes as well as restoration design services, facilities risk assessments, and due diligence property condition assessments.
It operates more than 85 offices across the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom with more than 650 experts.
“Combined, our human factors team shares a deep commitment to bring value to our clients by providing unsurpassed consulting services,” says Robert Kocher, president and CEO of Rimkus. “This acquisition significantly expands the geographic reach of our human factors practice and service offerings in the United States.”