Canadian Manufacturing

Montreal-based Averna acquires mechanical tester Nexjen Systems

The merger will expand Averna's presence in the U.S. market



MONTREAL—Averna, an industry-leading developer of test solutions and services for electronics device-makers worldwide, announced today that it has acquired 100 per cent of U.S.-based Nexjen Systems for an undisclosed amount.

Nexjen Systems is a full-service integrator with expertise in mechanical test systems, RF automated test equipment, industrial control, measurement & monitoring systems, and automation control panels.

Nexjen Systems, a division of Jenkins Electric Co., was created in 2005 to service Jenkins Test & Measurement customers in the southeast region. Located in Charlotte, N.C., Nexjen Systems is a National Instruments Alliance Partner. Nexjen Systems’ president, Darren Lingafeldt, and vice-president, Brian Esque, will continue to participate in the day-to-day operations and expansion plans as Averna employees.

“Averna is extremely pleased to announce the acquisition of Nexjen Systems and welcomes its employees to the team,” stated François Rainville, vice-president of Sales & Marketing for Averna.

“Nexjen Systems represents an exceptional opportunity to expand Averna’s presence in the Eastern USA in each of our major market segments as well as tap new resources, solutions, and expertise to offer an extended Test & Quality Solution portfolio.”

Founded in 1999, Averna offers specialized and innovative test solutions for the aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, defense, life sciences, telecom and transportation industries.

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