28 October 2014

Bertin Technologies signs a protocol with a view to acquiring Saphymo

Bertin Technologies signs a protocol with a view to acquiring Saphymo


Bertin Technologies, a subsidiary of the French industrial group CNIM, is strengthening its range of instrumentation equipment and systems by acquiring the Saphymo Group. This take-over would take effect in early January 2015.

Saphymo is a key French provider of instrumentation solutions for detecting and measuring ionizing radiation. Saphymo is active in 3 sectors: the nuclear industry, the environment and defense and security. Based at Saint-Aubin on the Saclay plateau next Paris, it has 3 other sites in France as well as 2 subsidiaries located in Germany and in Italy.

Bertin Technologies is at the fore front of French technological and industrial innovation and has been investing for a number of years in the area of state-of-the-art instrumentation systems, recently winning contracts with major players in the space (vehicle-based sensing and soil test rigs) and defense sectors (Megajoule laser alignment system). Since it is involved in laboratory instrumentation, Bertin Technologies is also one of the leading French companies engaged in detecting chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats .

The two companies will both maintain their current workforce and operating sites. Together Bertin Technologies and Saphymo will be able to develop both technological and commercial synergy in their product ranges in the nuclear and CBRN sectors. They will therefore form a coherent unit with a strong presence on the international stage and active in markets which have grown considerably in recent years as a result, on the one hand, of lessons learnt from the Fukushima disaster and, on the other, from persistent terrorist CBRN threats.

Saphymo has been a key player in ionizing radiation monitoring for 60 years. The company is involved in numerous aspects of radiation detection and measurement. Its product ranges are associated with personal protection and process and environmental monitoring: dosimetry, portable radiation protection, contamination monitoring, fixed channels, access control and environment. Saphymo’s products and solutions, designed for constrained industrial environments, are used in the nuclear industry (nuclear power plants, fuel cycle, etc.) and also in many other sectors: defense, security, environmental monitoring and track&trace.Based in Saint-Aubin in the Paris region, the Saphymo group has 160 employees and reported a turnover of just over €20 million in 2013. It also has sites in Grenoble, Thiron-Gardais and Bègles. It has two subsidiaries in Germany and in Italy.

To learn more, visit Saphymo website