Founded in 1967, Roctest is a leading developer and manufacturer of measurement and sensing technologies designed for fundamental as well as complex civil and industrial engineering applications.
The Roctest Group designs, manufactures and markets sensors and high-precision measuring instruments for the civil engineering market and applications in the energy, healthcare and process control industries. We are recognized for our leading-edge technology, the quality of our technical expertise and our product development capabilities for challenging and demanding environments.
The Roctest Group offers an unparalleled range of customized solutions combining both traditional vibrating wire technology and state-of-the-art fiber optics.
For just a fraction of the total investment cost in new or ageing infrastructure, whether a bridge, tunnel, dam, waterway, high-rise building, an industrial transformer, pipeline or even an oil tanker, our sensors and measuring instruments reduce the risk of damage to infrastructure and the environment, excessive wear and tear in machinery, and even loss of life.
Our leadership position in the research and development of cutting-edge ultra-miniature pressure sensors for applications in scientific research and healthcare reduces intrusive surgery, improves patient care and ultimately saves lives.
With offices in North America and Europe and a well-established distribution network in more than 75 countries, the Roctest Group’s products are at work today in more than 100 countries around the world.
Geomation’s field data acquisition and control solutions help customers take physical measurements in harsh and remote environments.
In June 2010 Roctest acquired the assets of Geomation Inc, of Denver, CO. “The acquisition of the Geomation product line is consistent with our strategy of offering the most complete toolbox of solutions to our customers,” said Francois Cordeau, President & CEO of Roctest Ltd. “The Geomation product line will allow direct data acquisition of our geotechnical instruments as well as integrate seamlessly with our recently released monitoring service SHMLive. I am very pleased to be able to add leading technology with decades of proven results in the field and millions of dollars invested in its development.”
Data acquisition systems are a required element of the structural health monitoring system of all major civil engineering projects. Roctest has traditionally provided that aspect of the implementation through partnerships with third parties, including Geomation. Roctest will now be able to offer customers a more comprehensive solution based on its own in-house technology.
Geomation was founded in 1982 to satisfy the need for improved methods of obtaining timely physical measurements from the field. Its System 2300 was the first networked system designed specifically to overcome the barriers inherent in collecting data automatically from instrument clusters deployed within and around dams. The recently updated OutDAQTM generation uses industry standard communication protocols and is more cost effective and reliable for dispersed outdoor installations.
John Klebba, founder and CEO of Geomation, has committed to join Roctest in order to facilitate the transition of the manufacturing site to St-Lambert, to support the training of the Roctest sales channel and to continue the promotion of the Geomation product line.
“I am very excited about Roctest’s ability to offer unique solutions to our customers,” said John Klebba. “With the industry’s most complete product line of geotechnical instruments and structural health monitoring solutions, as well as worldwide distribution capabilities, Roctest should be able to expand the market for Geomation products.”