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Classification society Rina acquiring Edif Group

Classification society Rina acquiring Edif Group
Italian classification society Rina has acquired technical inspection and engineering consultancy company the Edif Group.

Edif businesses include the ERA engineering consultancy and the NDE testing, inspection and certification business, and Rina said the acquisition would increase its international footprint, especially in the UK and US, and increase its profile in the marine industry.

“This acquisition is strategic and fits very well with Rina due to Edif’s profile in the marine industry,” said Ugo Salerno ceo of Rina.

“Due to the complimentary nature of the business, integration will be straight forward, resulting in a wider geographical footprint and immediate business gains.”

Following the deal Rina will employ about 3,000 staff and 1,500 associates in over 80 offices in 163 countries.