BCF Technology, a provider of veterinary imaging equipment, and IMV Technologies, a leader in animal reproduction technologies, announced that they are joining forces under the IMV Technologies Group.
BCF Technology, based in Bellshill, Scotland, designs and manufactures ultrasound equipment for use on farms and by veterinarians.
IMV Technologies is based in L’Aigle (Normandy), France. Through the integration of BCF, IMV Technologies continues to widen its offering in the reproduction management sector and particularly in imaging. This strategy follows the June 2017 acquisition of ECM, a French veterinary ultrasound manufacturer, and the launch of AlphaVision, a video-assisted bovine insemination system.
BCF managing director Alan Picken will lead the imaging division of IMV Technologies and will become a member of the group management board.
Philippe Gravier, chief executive officer of IMV Technologies, said, “For over 50 years, IMV has been at the forefront of innovations in animal artificial insemination and embryo transfer. Following the acquisition of ECM earlier this year, the integration of BCF supports our vision to supply health status and reproduction-readiness tools to veterinarians, breeding technicians and livestock owners.”
The IMV Technologies Group is a leader in reproduction technologies, offering all of the solutions currently available for artificial insemination, embryo transfer and ultrasonography.
IMV was founded in 1963 by Robert Cassou, founder of the first French artificial insemination center for cattle in 1946. The group has operations in more than 130 countries and has established subsidiaries in the U.S., India, China, Italy and the Netherlands.
BCF Technology has been designing and marketing ultrasound scanners for more than 30 years and provides a range of diagnostic imaging solutions for veterinary and animal applications.