ProNES brings specialized battery test and quality expertise to Averna.
Montreal, QC — May 23, 2023 — Averna the leading global Test & Quality Solutions provider, announced today they have acquired the German company ProNES Automation GmbH. ProNES has been helping manufacturers efficiently produce better products for over 20 years. In this time, they have developed hundreds of customized automated quality solutions as well as their flexible test platform, batterieinspektor. ProNES’ current owner and CEO Jochen Weber will join the leadership team and oversee Averna sales and operations in Germany from the Landau office.
“We are proud to welcome ProNES’ customers and employees while providing our customers with additional solutions and a localized presence in Germany.” said Francois Rainville, Averna’s President and CEO. “Jochen and the entire ProNES team have achieved truly impressive successes in automation and smart manufacturing within the test engineering and battery test markets. We are excited to add their expertise to support the growing number of global battery manufacturers and expand their reach with Averna’s capacity.”
The global battery manufacturing equipment market is projected to grow to around $31 billion USD by 2030, at an annual growth rate (CAGR) of 31.63% from this year. The demand for lithium-ion batteries is increasing for several reasons, including the increase of electric vehicles and the growing demand for energy storage.
By adding a new office in Landau, Averna is well positioned to provide their range of innovative automated test, vision inspection and precision assembly solutions to their German clients. With an extensive history of medical device, life science and pharma packaging test and validation, this new location is perfectly situated to serve Germany’s notable medical technology community.
According to Jochen Weber, “As the CEO/founder of ProNES, my priority has always been to serve our customers and provide them with the best possible experience. Joining forces with Averna will enable us to better serve our customers worldwide and offer them an even broader range of test solutions. I am also convinced that it will bring our employees more opportunities to learn, grow, and advance their careers. I am excited about the future and the opportunities that this partnership will bring.”
Averna’s main shareholders Walter Capital Partners, Investissement Québec and W Investments Group LP, participated in the negotiation of this acquisition. This investment is consistent with their objective to further the international expansion of high-performing Quebec companies.
As a global Test & Quality Solution integrator, Averna partners with product designers, developers, and OEMs to help them achieve higher product quality, accelerate time to market and protect their brands. Founded in 1999, Averna offers specialized expertise and innovative test, vision inspection, precision assembly and automated solutions that deliver substantial technical, financial and market benefits for clients in the medical devices & life sciences, consumer products, automotive/transport, industrials, telecom and other industries. Averna has offices around the world, numerous industry certifications such as ISO 9001:2015, ITAR registration, and is partnered with NI, Eclipse Automation, PI, Keysight Technologies and JOT Automation. www.averna.com
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