Roseville (California, US) / Lake Worth (Florida, US) / Aachen (Germany), August 2020:
HSA joins global environmental monitoring leader, and maintains its distinct identity and function within the KISTERS Group.
With the acquisition of HSA, KISTERS expands its knowledge and portfolio to offer end-to-end data solutions across the water cycle. The combination of deep levels of applied knowledge make available hardware, software, services and customized solutions for hydrometeorology, water quality monitoring, telemetry and remote sensing. Solutions support environmental, municipal, and industrial customers who want to implement the Internet of Things to save money, improve asset performance and reduce risks. The merger will improve delivery of customer support and services to KISTERS’ existing clients, as well as the visibility of both companies in North America.
Close cooperation and long-term partnership
For more than 20 years HSA has been a very close partner of the KISTERS Group member, HyQuest Solutions of Australia which provides high quality instruments, data loggers and communication technology for a spectrum of environmental monitoring programs. Many HSA clients already utilize products designed and manufactured by HyQuest Solutions.
HSA will become KISTERS’ instrumentation competency center as well as the logistic center for HyQuest Solutions in North America. All current HSA staff, located in Lake Worth, Florida will stay on board and under the direction of Peter Ward, who remains CEO of HSA. Customer contracts remain unchanged and will be continued by HSA and KISTERS North America.
Peter Ward states, "I am confident the acquisition by the KISTERS Group will generate significant synergies in expertise, sales and support. I look forward to continuing to deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction, even more competitive pricing and deepening our capacity to offer comprehensive solutions together."
"We have always had the highest admiration for the support and service the HSA team provides. We are very proud to now join forces in North America, and be one team," adds Klaus KISTERS, CEO of the KISTERS Group.
KISTERS is a group of IT companies with 500+ employees, headquarters in Aachen, Germany, and numerous national and international subsidiaries. KISTERS offers leading software solutions for the sustainable management of water, energy and air. Expertise, application and industry experience make KISTERS a much sought-after partner. KISTERS’ Water Solution is a framework for building efficient customer solutions based on modern technology and in-depth understanding of application areas and markets. The tailor-made solutions include, among others, surface and ground water monitoring, meteorology, water quality and urban drainage They are used worldwide by local, regional, national and supra-national authorities, associations, engineering offices and research institutions.
Hydrological Services America is a company dedicated to providing the highest quality hydro-meteorological equipment, solutions and services to our customers throughout the USA and Latin America. Based in Lake Worth, Florida, Hydrological Services America was founded on February 1, 1998 to operate as the exclusive U.S., Central & South American sales and customer support center for all products manufactured by HyQuest Solutions (formerly Hydrological Services Pty Ltd).