Further Consolidates European CBRN Expertise
Backed by Bertin’s owner FCDE [Fonds de Consolidation et de Développement des Entreprises], the transaction will create a leading European player in CBRN [chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear] detection, identification and monitoring equipment. The strategic move follows the successful integration of Exensor Technology AB (now Bertin Exensor) in 2018, and will further strengthen the company’s development axis in the Nordic arena. It will allow authorities, platform manufacturers, critical industries and first responders to access to a full portfolio of equipment and integrated solutions to counter rising CBRN threats.
“This new entity, which will be named Bertin Environics, will further increase Europe’s technological edge, on the battlefield and for population safety, while offering a unique sovereign capability to develop and manufacture in Europe high-end solutions for crisis management. The combination of Bertin Technologies and Environics’ respective portfolio of solutions, as well as geographical footprint, will be a force multiplier to prospect the fast-paced CBRN market,” commented Bertin President, Bruno Vallayer.
Environics Oy CEO Kirsi Hedman explained the transaction “values the history of our strong footprint in [the] CBRN business and is committed to a long-term development of our company. We are very enthusiastic about developing synergies between the two companies for the benefit of our customers, the Group and our personnel.”