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NSF International Strategic Registrations acquires AQA International

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June 2, 2011 — NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR), a global provider of management system registration solutions, recently purchased AQA International.

NSF said the move would widen its global footprint and North American presence, benefiting NSF-ISR and AQA-certified companies. The acquisition is part of NSF’s ongoing strategic growth plan for its management systems registrations division.

William Niedzwiecki, NSF-ISR president and general manager, said the acquisition would make the organization one of the world’s leading automotive systems registrars.

“Our clients and their suppliers will benefit from our combined expertise, a wider array of service offerings, an expanded auditor base, and the increased level of service and efficiency that will result as we incorporate the best practices of both companies,” he said.

Chuck Howell, CEO of AQA International, said he was enthusiastic about the synergies between the companies.

“This acquisition serves as a catalyst to create a solid organization that prides itself on being responsive to client needs, while providing more products and services and continuing to meet the increasing demand for management systems certification solutions throughout the global supply chain,” he said.

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