FORT COLLINS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In-Situ® Inc. announced today the acquisition of PR Aqua Supplies Ltd., a leading aquaculture solutions provider based in Nanaimo, BC, Canada. PR Aqua designs and integrates comprehensive systems for water treatment and fish handling in the public and private sectors on a worldwide basis. The partnership with PR Aqua adds to In-Situ Inc.’s sales, service, and training expertise in the aquaculture market.
“The acquisition of PR Aqua complements our aquaculture strategy by allowing us to significantly increase our portfolio of aquaculture products and services,” said Bob Blythe, President and Chief Executive Officer of In-Situ Inc. “PR Aqua’s diverse engineering, equipment, and manufacturing knowledge has allowed their clients to achieve industry leading efficiencies and productivity from intensive aquaculture production. We are very fortunate to be able to partner with them.”
“All of us at PR Aqua are excited about joining the In-Situ team,” notes Wayne Gorrie founder and CEO of PR Aqua. ”In-Situ is committed to making the investment in PR Aqua to take what we started to the next level and beyond. As part of In-Situ Inc., we will be able to bring their world-class analytical instrumentation to our clients. The expanded product line brings our clients access to In-Situ Inc.’s Rugged Dissolved Oxygen (RDO®) technology in addition to their broad portfolio of other water quality and quantity instrumentation. Our experience, knowledge and expertise with intensive aquaculture systems coupled with their knowledge of water quality give us an edge in providing advanced technologies to meet our clients’ production expectations.”
This strategic acquisition strengthens In-Situ Inc.’s presence in the aquaculture market, which began with the 2009 acquisition of Integrator Aqua Systems, Inc., a provider of solar-powered monitoring systems and aquaculture management solutions. Operationally, the existing PR Aqua office in Nanaimo, BC, will remain open and will retain all existing personnel. The acquisition will benefit communities in Colorado and Nanaimo as a variety of new jobs will be created.
ABOUT IN-SITU INC.
In-Situ Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and rents environmental and aquaculture monitoring systems. For over 40 years, we have provided water monitoring markets with innovative solutions. From aquaculture management to aquifer characterization, In-Situ products provide accurate results and reliable operation even in harsh conditions. In-Situ offers world-class technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through its global network of regional offices and distributors. In-Situ Inc.'s headquarters are located in Fort Collins, Colo., USA.
Please visit www.in-situ.com or call 1-800-446-7488 or 970-498-1500.
ABOUT PR AQUA SUPPLIES LTD.
PR Aqua has been an industry leader in aquaculture for over 20 years specializing in water treatment and fish handling solutions to the public sector, private enterprise and research institutions around the globe. PR Aqua specializes in developing culture systems, influent treatment and effluent management design solutions for aquaculture facilities. We provide a full spectrum of specialty design services extending from project conception to construction completion and commissioning. From research facilities to hatcheries and growout operations, PR Aqua is the most comprehensive solution provider in the aquaculture industry.