DORKING, England—Ace Products & Consulting L.L.C. will become the new North American sales, calibration and service partner for Wallace Instruments' range of materials testing equipment.
Ace, a rubber and silicone materials testing and R&D laboratory, will showcase Wallace's testing equipment at its 22,000 sq.-ft. facility in Ravenna, Ohio, and offer guidance on instrument selection, "advising customers on the best solutions to meet their requirements," the company said in a Jan. 19 release.
Wallace's equipment is used in quality control and R&D laboratories across the world. It has been supplying the rubber and plastics industries with testing equipment for almost 70 years across the whole supply chain, from NR producers to rubber product manufacturers from all industry sectors.
England-based Wallace Instruments designs and manufactures a wide range of testing equipment, measuring physical properties such as hardness, plasticity, viscosity, cure, compression and many other characteristics. It also manufactures laboratory and aging ovens, as well as specimen cutting press and preparation equipment.
Wallace Instruments managing director Chris Norval said he is looking forward to working with Ace President and CEO Erick Sharp and his team.
"(We) have been so impressed with the company's rapid expansion, values, ambition and vast technical expertise and experience," Norval said. "This will prove invaluable in supporting us to provide our customers with the highest levels of service in terms of instrument selection, upgrade options and technical support. Just as important are the aftersales services and I have complete confidence that ACE will provide our US customers with services that are second to none.'
"I am so excited to embark on this partnership with Wallace and look forward to being part of the company's plans to expand its U.S. customer base," Sharp added. "From my years of experience working in the global rubber industry I know that Wallace's equipment is trusted and relied upon by manufacturers to maximize their productivity in the most cost-effective way. I share Wallace's commitment to product development and improvement through innovation and admire its continuing investment in R&D so it can always meet customer expectations and adapt to changing requirements."