In-Situ Inc acquires the UK’s leading groundwater monitoring equipment provider Waterra UK Ltd

In-Situ® Inc. acquired the UK’s Waterra UK Limited, a leading UK groundwater monitoring equipment provider. In-Situ Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and rents environmental equipment for monitoring the quantity and quality of groundwater and surface water. The investment is expected to add sales, service, and training expertise in the European groundwater sector to the In-Situ Inc. portfolio.

Bob Blythe, President and Chief Executive Officer of In-Situ Inc, said the acquisition of Waterra complements In-Situ’s business by giving it the ability to sell affordable, high-quality products and services in both the UK and Europe.

Under the deal, Peter Dumble, Managing Director for Waterra, will remain as Managing Director of the subsidiary. In-Situ Inc.’s training programs will benefit from Peter Dumble's hydrogeological expertise, said the firm. Dumble noted that, as part of In-Situ Inc., Waterra will be able to significantly broaden its product range and services to its UK and Irish customers and expand its offerings further into Europe.

According to Dumble, the investment presents a great match of businesses and one that will bring new and exciting opportunities to the firm’s staff and customers alike.

This strategic acquisition significantly strengthens In-Situ Inc.’s presence in the UK and Irish markets, particularly in the groundwater sector and provides a platform for growth into other established European markets that require monitoring equipment. Waterra customers will gain access to a broader portfolio of water monitoring equipment. Operationally, Waterra and In-Situ resources in the UK and Irish markets will merge. The existing Waterra office will be the administrative and sales center for the UK and Ireland and will retain all existing personnel.

In-Situ Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and rents environmental equipment for monitoring the quantity and quality of groundwater and surface water. From advanced aquifer characterization, to long-term monitoring, to economical data collection, In-Situ boasts instruments that provide accurate results and reliable operation even in harsh conditions. In-Situ Inc.'s headquarters are located in Fort Collins, Colo., USA.

Waterra offers groundwater monitoring equipment to leading environmental consultancies, contractors, researchers, blue-chip organizations, government and environmental agencies. Waterra is associated with the highly successful and respected series of Groundwater Monitoring Training Courses held annually at the University of Cranfield. The Waterra office is located in West Midlands, United Kingdom.

In-Situ Inc. boasts dedication to innovation and offering expertise in the design and deployment of world-class water monitoring systems.

2 Feb 2011.