Ellab Expands Validation Services in Ireland with the Acquisition of Autocal
Today, Ellab announces the acquisition of the activities of Autocal Ireland Ltd. (“Autocal”), an Irish validation service company with 10 employees based in Dublin. This is Ellab’s 3rd acquisition in Ireland and the 8th globally since EQT joined in September 2019.
Autocal is a high-quality validation service provider to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries and is considered a premier source for validation professionals for projects of all sizes, specializing in all areas of thermal validation and project management. The company has a proven track record over the past 27 years of delivering high-quality services to its customer base in Ireland.
The acquisition of Autocal fits with Ellab’s corporate strategy of expanding its field services in key markets. In line with this strategy, Autocal will be merged with Ellab Ireland, which will expand the field service team in Ireland to 31 engineers and 37 employees in total for Ellab Ireland and approximately 580 employees for the Ellab Group. With the Autocal team joining the Ellab family, the ambition is to continue to serve and grow the customer base throughout Ireland.
The entire Ellab Group will benefit from Autocal’s strong experience and customer relationships while strengthening Autocal to become part of a larger organization. This further enables Autocal to access Ellab’s equipment base while leveraging the Ellab brand, customer relationships and infrastructure.
The Co-owner and Director of Autocal, Paul O’Hare, will continue as Director of field services.
Ellab provides world-leading validation, monitoring and calibration solutions and services, as well as GMP consulting, to life science and food manufacturing companies across the globe – allowing us to build confidence in consumer safety, together. In September 2019, Ellab was acquired by the EQT Mid Market Europe Fund (“EQT”).