Industrial Physics, a provider of test and measurement instruments, has announced the acquisition of a UK-based specialist in quality control measurement systems and metrology for packaging industry, Torus Group. 

Torus Group’s portfolio spans across metal and rigid packaging measurement, particularly in the food and beverage sectors. 

The company has recently expanded into plastic packaging and medical devices.  

The acquisition is a key milestone for Industrial Physics, enhancing its capabilities as a quality partner across various end markets.  

It will drive the company’s growth strategy outlined by chief executive officer, Barry Lyon, during his appointment in July 2023. 

Industrial Physics CEO Barry Lyon said: “Packaging innovators need reliable test and measurement solutions to navigate rapid development across the packaging industry today and ensure the quality and safety of their products. 

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“We are proud to be guiding customers with this across various end markets and remain active in sourcing opportunities to widen the range of our solutions. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry and localised support teams in place for customers across industries globally, Torus Group is a perfect addition to support our purpose: protecting the integrity of brands and products.” 

With this acquisition, Industrial Physics’ global customer base will now have access to a broader spectrum of solutions, including advanced metrology services and machine enclosure support. 

Torus Group business development group director Chris Freshman said: “Joining Industrial Physics is an exciting opportunity for Torus Group. Our shared commitment to quality, safety, and innovation will deliver significant benefits for our customers 

“We are eager to integrate with Industrial Physics’ global infrastructure and offer an expanded suite of measurement systems and localised support.”