Energy consultancy and testing and certification firm KEMA is acquiring the Czech firm Zkusebnictvi (Zku) from OEZ, a subsidiary of Siemens.

Prague-based Zku specializes in the short-circuit testing of medium-voltage electricity transmission and distribution equipment. The firm's high-power lab supports clients from Europe as well as Turkey, Russia, South Africa and Brazil.

The acquisition reinforces KEMA's position as global leader of the market for short-circuit testing services and provides the company with direct access to the Central and East European markets.

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