Kansas-based CertTech, a mission-critical and safety applications company, has acquired Saginaw-based WTI, a custom test system development company. The acquisition is expected to further extend end-to-end test capabilities and regulatory compliance for clients worldwide. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.
The combined company expects to be able to better serve Fortune 500 companies and contractors in industries such as medical devices, automotive, off-highway, rail, space, aerospace, and defense.
Product development and regulatory compliance are dependent upon early and continuous testing. With automated test systems and simulated environments of the real world, engineers can uncover product performance details early in the development process, saving resources.
WTI’s capabilities complement CertTech’s in electronics and software test systems with WTI’s expertise in electromechanical test cell applications, including hydraulic fluid power and dynamometer/rotating equipment applications with a focus on hardware in the loop simulations. CertTech provides support from regulatory compliance through maintenance and support.
“Joining CertTech is a natural fit for WTI and our clients,” says Matt Eurich, president of WTI. “Together, we’re better able to help engineering organizations gain a competitive advantage. Merging our highly complementary capabilities helps us to better serve clients in strategically planning test initiatives, getting critical insights from electrical and mechanical test data, and carrying test programs through to meet critical regulations and/or time-to-market goals.”
Both companies have relationships with key instrumentation companies.
CertTech plans to continue to grow its national footprint. Its Michigan locations are in Clarkston and Saginaw, and it has locations in Kansas, New Mexico, North Carolina, Colorado, Washington, and Washington, D.C. Its headquarters are in Lenexa, Kan. It provides electronics and software test automation services, test systems, and product solutions in highly regulated industries.
The single focus of WTI, formerly Wineman Technology Inc., is to design and develop test equipment for advanced research and development, functional test labs, and manufacturing.