MECNOV ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH MIDAS-NDT SYSTEMS

QUEBEC, May 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Mecnov NDT Systems announced today that it has finalised an agreement with UK-based Midas-NDT Systems to collaborate on the sales, promotion and manufacturing of ultrasonic inspection systems for advanced composite materials used in aerospace applications.

The collaboration between the two companies, which manufacture automated inspection systems for a variety of industries such as aerospace, automotive, oil & gas, aims to diversify revenues for Mecnov and expand Midas-NDT's geographical bases.  Since the agreement was concluded in February 2011, Mecnov and Midas-NDT have been actively bidding conjointly on various projects.

''It is an ideal match for both Mecnov and Midas-NDT" says Erick Pelletier, VP of Business Development, "since our combined portfolios and expertise will benefit both our companies.'' He went on to say that the addition of the Midas-NDT ultrasonic inspection systems to Mecnov's offering, would serve to complete their offering for existing and potential clients.

James Boaden, Chief Executive Officer of Midas-NDT adds "our association will allow us to introduce our industry-recognised inspection systems to North and South American markets.''

Both companies will be exhibiting together at the upcoming SAMPE 2011 show (Society for the Advancement & Material Process Engineering), to be held from May 23rd to 26th in Long Beach, California, where exhibitors include leading advanced composite manufacturers for the aerospace industry.

Automated non-destructive testing (NDT) systems are used by manufacturers of primary structures and components for aircraft, high-speed railroad transportation, oil & gas prospection and production, nuclear power generation and many other applications. Ultrasound, radiography and visual or infrared imaging are amongst the technologies used to perform NDT inspections in the manufacturing environment.

ABOUT MECNOV NDT SYSTEMS

Mecnov NDT Systems, a division of Mecnov, Inc., provides non-destructive testing (NDT) automated systems to manufacturers serving the aerospace, automotive, oil and gas and power generation industries. Mecnov's industrial-strength handling and inspection systems meet the stringent requirements of heavy industry clients, while providing the necessary accuracy and resolution required by lighter industries. As an independent NDT solution provider, the company uses the latest available inspection technologies and offers our customers leading-edge inspection solutions. Earlier this year, Mecnov announced the acquisition of Contour Dynamics Inc. in Wichita, Kansas.

ABOUT MIDAS-NDT SYSTEMS

Midas-NDT is a company based in England dedicated to the design, manufacture and world-wide supply of automated ultrasonic inspection systems. Offering a turnkey solution, Midas-NDT manufactures all aspects including the mechanical system, electronics, software, ultrasonic instruments and transducers. With over thirty years of experience within the aerospace industry, Midas-NDT can offer a comprehensive range of standard products or can tailor solutions to meet individual customer requirements.

SOURCE MECNov

For further information:

Media inquiries:

Erick Pelletier, Vice President, Business Development, Mecnov Inc.
T: +1 (418) 837-7475
F: +1 (418) 837-7653
erickpelletier@mecnovndt.com
www.mecnovndt.com.

James Boaden CEO, Midas NDT Ltd
T: +44 (0) 1600891357
F: +44 (0) 1600891263
sales@midas-ndt.co.uk 
www.midas-ndt.co.uk

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