A partnership based on synergies & shared philosophies
In 2017, Acoem was in an early acquisition phase, looking for market share leaders to complement its noise and vibration arm, 01dB and bolster its newly created environment division.
It came across Ecotech, a relatively small but highly respected Australia & India-based company specialising in air quality and other forms of environmental monitoring including blast and water. Recognising the potential, what initially caught its attention was Ecotech’s growth trajectory, its strategic outlook and common values. The merger between the companies brought together two proven innovators in data science and engineering that share a mission to improve environmental, productivity and regulatory outcomes for government agencies, industries, academia and communities worldwide.
Ecotech – From backyard business to globally trusted brand
Engineer Robert Dal Sasso and his wife Judy began working out of their basement in suburban Melbourne, Australia in the mid-1970s. What started out as a decision to import data loggers from the United States to service a local environmental protection agency, became Ecotech, a company that solved problems and designed solutions to help thousands of government authorities, researchers and industries worldwide.
Ecotech was visionary when it came to anticipating new technology, identifying industry trends and travelling to remote parts of the planet to commission its equipment. The company was always positioned at the forefront of change, innovation and strategic decision making. Its monitors, sensors, loggers and complementary tools garnered a global reputation for reliability and excellence in the field or the lab. The Ecotech brand became synonymous with quality, exceptional customer service and durability.
Committed to solving global environmental problems
Driven by customer needs and industry demand, Ecotech focused on the research and development of a targeted range of air quality monitoring instruments and systems. Key characteristics across all Ecotech equipment were data accuracy, precision measurement and ease of use.
The multi-generational family-run company was a true pioneer in air quality monitoring. It continued to innovate and expand its capabilities by diversifying its operations and investing in an ISO 9001-accredited manufacturing facility in India. Between its Australian headquarters, regional satellite offices and India base, it developed market-leading environmental instruments including:
The Ecotech Serinus™ suite of gas analysers sets the benchmark for the sector. Over the years the number of Serinus™ instruments has continually expanded and now covers all major parameters from hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) to oxides of nitrogen (NO, NO2 and NOx) and carbon monoxide (CO).
The Ecotech high volume air sampler is renowned for its low power consumption, enhanced communication capabilities and robust housing. It delivers continuous, real-time and remote sampling of key particulate matter parameters (PM2.5, PM10 or TSP) across urban air quality networks.
Ecotech Congrego® is the only data logger developed specifically for environmental monitoring. Perfectly integrating with all Ecotech environmental monitoring instruments, it accurately captures and safely stores all important data in one place for easy retrieved and precise reporting.
Ecotech’s Spectronus™ is a prime example of the way Ecotech collaborated with the scientific community. The only multispecies greenhouse and other atmospheric trace gas and isotope analyser based on Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, it is the instrument of choice for researchers around the world and is ICOS-approved as a compliant and accurate technique for measuring greenhouse gases.
First introduced in 2009, Ecotech Aurora™ integrating nephelometers are the only instruments of their kind to be certified as accredited instrument for use across Europe’s Aerosol, Clouds & Trace Gases Research Infrastructure organisation (ACTRIS) facilities.
A brief Ecotech timeline
1976: Ecotech was established by Robert & Judy Dal Sasso as an analogue equipment servicing business 1978: First distribution of air quality monitoring analysers 1983: Commercialisation of first data logger 1989: Ecotech employed 10 staff 1992-94: Branches opened throughout Australia; exported to India, Mexico, Colombia & Malaysia 1995: Won first contract to supply air quality data reports 1999: Manufactured the EC9800 range & received NATA ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for air quality & emissions monitoring systems 2007: Staff grew to 100+ 2008: Inducted into the “Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame”; partnered with Hebei Sailhero to manufacture gas analysers in China 2009: Released the signature Serinus™ range of ambient gas analysers & the Aurora™ series of integrating nephelometers; exports grew to 60+ countries
2011: Won Governor of Victoria Innovation Excellence Award; partnered with Prof. David Griffith & the University of Wollongong to manufacture the Spectronus™ greenhouse gas & isotope analyser 2012: Nicholas Dal Sasso became Managing Director; acquired Alstom’s chemistry & environmental business 2013: Won Australian Export Awards: Environmental Solutions 2014: Launched operations in India (Ecotech Industries Pvt Ltd) & Ecotech New Zealand Environmental Ltd 2015: Acquired Ecotech Monitoring Solutions in Hyderabad, India 2017: Joined the Acoem environment division; exported to 80+ countries 2018: Acquired the laser alignment/condition monitoring arm of Statewide Bearings to form Acoem Industrial Reliability Australasia 2021: Changed its name to Acoem Australasia.
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