BSI strengthens position in Australia with acquisition of NCS International

BSI, the business standards company, today announced it has completed the acquisition of NCS International (NCSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of The National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia.  NCSI offers a variety of internationally recognized business verification, assessment and certification programs across industry sectors including food, health and services, mining and utilities.

The acquisition of NCSI complements and expands BSI’s strategy to offer a greater range of integrated services from a single provider in Australia and significantly broadens the footprint and scalability of the operations with offices in each of the major state capitals.  It also enhances BSI product offering by providing new certification expertise in the key sectors of agri-food and healthcare, not only in Australia but globally.

Howard Kerr, Chief Executive at BSI comments: “This acquisition meets the BSI growth strategy, strengthens our expertise in food security and healthcare sectors and will enable Australian clients to better embed habits of excellence in all aspects of their business.   

“We have confidence in the resilience and long-term prospects for the Australian economy, a country where we first collaborated with Standards Australia in the 1930’s.  We’ve supported clients in Australia for over 25 years, certifying our first client in 1986 and strengthened our presence in 2006 when we acquired Benchmark Australia.  This acquisition further demonstrates our commitment to invest in our Australian business, to deliver greater benefits to Australian industry and to help clients compete more effectively domestically and through our global network.”