NTS Announces Acquisition of Qualtest, Inc.

orlandoNational Technical Systems, Inc. (“NTS”), a leading independent provider of environmental simulation testing, inspection, and certification solutions in the United States, announces that it has acquired Qualtest, Inc. of Orlando, Florida. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Established in 1986, Qualtest is an internationally accredited, full-service testing provider with approximately 27,000 square feet between two testing facilities in Orlando. The acquisition of these facilities, which will become NTS Orlando, further strengthens NTS’ leadership in environmental simulation testing and expands its nationwide network of testing capabilities, including dynamic, climatic, EMI/EMC, hydraulic, and pneumatic testing.

“The addition of Qualtest brings to NTS an excellent team of industry professionals with a solid reputation for their expertise and customer service,” noted William C. McGinnis, President and CEO of NTS.

Fritz Depenthal, President of Qualtest, Inc., said “Having known NTS over the years as industry leaders and friendly competitors, we couldn’t be more pleased to be joining the NTS family, and I look forward to playing our part in NTS’ future success.”

“NTS clients in Florida and the surrounding states will benefit from the convenience of NTS Orlando and the added capabilities we now bring to the region,” McGinnis said. “The addition of two facilities in central Florida further enhances our ability to be responsive to customer testing needs and increases the “one-stop shop” capability for which NTS has become known. This is an excellent acquisition and further establishes us as the largest and most comprehensive environmental simulation testing laboratory network in the U.S.”

NTS is a portfolio company of Los Angeles-based Aurora Capital Group.

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