Acquisition will accelerate environmental simulation expansion at ESL Technology in Nova Scotia and will strategically broaden J-Squared Technologies’ suite of product offerings and services 

J-Squared Technologies Inc., a provider of rugged embedded computing systems headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with design and manufacturing operations in Toronto, Denver and Atlanta, today announced its acquisition of environmental simulation laboratory ESL Technology Inc. based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. 

Ron L’Esperance, President of ESL Technology, said, “Our team is very proud to have built ESL into a leading provider of environmental simulation in Atlantic Canada. Moving ESL into the J-Squared group ensures ESL has the support to expand its workforce and simulation capabilities in Nova Scotia in order to address increased demand from industry not only throughout Atlantic Canada but North America.” 

“This is a logical step for us and for ESL,” said Jeff Gibson, CEO of J-Squared Technologies. “As we extend over a decade of annual growth we continue to add additional capabilities that enhance our value proposition for customers in our target vertical markets.” 

Tom Kelley, COO of J-Squared noted, “We are very excited to bring the world class team at ESL Technology under the J-Squared umbrella as well as providing J-Squared with a meaningful expansion in Atlantic Canada so that we can better address the growing military, marine and aerospace industries in this region.” 

ESL Technology Inc. will continue to operate independently as a wholly owned subsidiary of J-Squared. 

About ESL Technology Inc. 

ESL Technology is a leading environmental simulation lab in Atlantic Canada. Be it testing, inspections or certifications, the experienced engineers and specialized technicians at ESL are ready to support innovative projects. For over 30 years, the most innovative companies in the most performance-critical industries have trusted ESL to ensure their products are developed and perfected in compliance, on time and on budget. 

About J-Squared Technologies Inc. 

J-Squared provides rugged embedded computing systems for the military, aerospace, mining, oil & gas, transportation and industrial markets through its four divisions: (i) Custom Integrated Embedded Systems Solutions; (ii) Octagon Systems’ hyper rugged hardware for critical independent systems; (iii) Distribution for specialty embedded systems and technologies; and (iv) Maintenance Repair and Overhaul for high performance electronics.