Rion acquires Norsonic, parent company of Scantek

Scantek, a US-based leader in sound and vibration measuring equipment sales, service and calibration and wholly-owned subsidiary of Norsonic based in Norway, announces that Norsonic has been acquired by Rion, a major manufacturer of sound and vibration equipment headquartered in Japan. With Norsonic’s strong market presence in Europe and Rion’s strength in Asia, both companies have been offering each other’s selected OEM products. In North America, Scantek has also been the distributor channel for Rion products.

Rion and Norsonic, two financially strong companies are joining forces with the aim to be the world’s leading supplier of measurement solutions for sound and vibration applications. The President & CEO of Rion, Kiyokatsu Iwahashi outlines: “We are convinced that acquiring Norsonic, a well-known company in Europe, with outstanding expertise, &D performance, and products, will help us achieve our objective of contributing to the world as stated in our corporate philosophy. Our goal is to become the world’s number one supplier.”

Norsonic’s Board of Directors chairman Svein Arne Nordby states, “It is the best owner Norsonic and its employees could have wished for. With Rion’s knowledge and reputation, I am convinced that our customers will continue to get the best products possible in the future”. The Norsonic CEO Steinar Bøhn continues: “Rion and Norsonic are both supplying sound level meters, data acquisition systems and data analysis software, however, with very little overlap.

Neither the products themselves nor the market distribution have seen much direct competition, hence, the synergies of this acquisition are great.”

Norsonic will continue as an independent company within the Rion group, and all operations will continue from the HQ in Norway. Customers will benefit from a strengthened R/D and marketing capacity with continued strong focus on local presence and customer support.

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