Press Release

Dickson Completes Merger with Oceasoft

January 2020 – We are pleased to announce that on December 17, 2019 Dickson, a Chicago based environmental monitoring company, completed the merger with Oceasoft SA and Oceasoft, Inc.

The merger is fully in line with Dickson’s strategy to accelerate its development in the European and US environmental monitoring markets.  Oceasoft provides Dickson with additional expertise in innovative products and services. We decided to seek a merger because we believe that a larger organization will allow us to provide a wider array of products and services to our customers.  Oceasoft and Dickson were founded on a strong research and development platform and a commitment to quality and customer service. By joining forces, the larger scale will enable further investments in our already strong platforms and greatly expand our geographic reach.   

Dickson was founded in 1923 and sold its first temperature chart recorder in 1938 to Chicago University.  Today, Dickson offers a complete range of environmental monitoring products ranging from basic loggers and chart recorders to the cloud based, highly intuitive Dickson One data logger.  Dickson has experienced dramatic growth and now is a leader in the environmental monitoring business in North America.  

As a result of the merger in North America, there are several important items we want to bring to your attention:

  • The Oceasoft Ewing, New Jersey facility is moving to the Dickson Headquarters in Addison Illinois during the first quarter of 2020.  The Dickson office / warehouse will offer a full complement of services including a full calibration lab with increased capacity, quality control, accounts receivable and customer service. 
  • Dickson has retained the Oceasoft North America team.  We will continue to operate under the Oceasoft Brand and your current contacts will remain in place and will not change.
  • Our existing phone numbers will remain the same.  We will alert you to any changes that may occur in the future. 

If you have any questions about this exciting news and what it will mean for you, please feel free to contact us at any time. We look forward to introducing you to some of our new products and services very soon.

About Dickson

Dickson is a leading Test & Measurement compliance partner that develops environmental monitoring systems (temperature, humidity, pressure, and other variables) to meet regulatory requirements and protect products for various markets including: health services, pharmaceutical, medical devices, and food & beverage. For more information, please visit dicksondata.com.

About Oceasoft

Based in Montpellier, France, Oceasoft designs, calibrates and markets intelligent and connected sensors to monitor physical parameters such as temperature, humidity, CO2 levels and differential pressure for the life sciences and agri-food markets. The company offers a complete vertical offering, from the sensor to the information system, by mastering sensors and calibration, radio frequency transmission, and development of software platforms. For more information, please visit oceasoft.com/fr.

About May River Capital

May River Capital is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on investing in lower middle-market, industrial growth companies. May River Capital invests in high-quality industrial growth businesses, including precision manufacturing, engineered products, specialized industrial services, and value-added industrial distribution services. For more information, please visit mayrivercapital.com.