The Leeds based company has acquired the UKAS accredited balance and scales specialist Northern Balance who will become part of the Gem Group with immediate effect. This is the second acquisition Gem have made within the past twelve months.

The acquisition of Northern Balance, established in 1971, allows Gem Scientific to consolidate and expand the capability of its calibration business, providing a competitive edge whilst offering a greater range of services and support to its customer base throughout the UK.

Northern Balance are the leading independent UKAS accredited balance and scales specialists in the North providing core solutions for the supply, service, calibration and repair of weighing equipment.

Northern Balance is a UKAS accredited calibration laboratory, one of the few companies to attain this high standard for on-site calibration of non-automatic weighing machines. UKAS accreditation is a reflection of the competence, impartiality and integrity of the business, assuring clients they will receive the highest quality of service.

With over 45 year’s experience the company has built a strong reputation for its technical expertise, excellent personal customer service and support throughout the whole service and calibration process.

Hayden Rouse, Managing Director of Northern Balance added, “We believe that by joining the Gem Group, we can deliver greater value to our customers while being in a better position to expand and develop new customer relationships. Gem brings a broader portfolio of products and services to our customers. As a much larger organisation with a good reputation within the industry, Gem will also provide our employees with greater opportunities for career advancement and development. We expect this to be a very successful partnership.”

Gem Scientific has been supplying specialist laboratory products to the UK, Ireland and Europe for over 19 years and work collaboratively with the world’s leading brands and manufacturers to offer a comprehensive range of scientific consumables, instruments, hygiene systems and chemicals for supply into all industry and education sectors.

Justin Welton, Managing Director of Gem Scientific said the acquisition furthers our growth strategy in the UK, and marks another significant step forward for Gem Scientific. Once again, the expertise of the team and the reputation of Northern Balance were critical aspects of the acquisition.

The acquisition is part of an ambitious expansion plan to service the growing life sciences, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, education, manufacturing and medical technology sectors across the UK and Ireland.

This is a great opportunity for our two companies to utilise their respective expertise. It will improve our product and service offering for all clients whilst enhancing our local and national presence whilst continuing our excellent customer service across the group.

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