The exclusive rights to manufacture and sell Bally test equipment worldwide have been bought by SATRA for an undisclosed sum.

Bally, based in Switzerland, has designed and developed a small but prestigious range of test equipment - including the Bally Penetrometer and Bally Flexmeter. These have been sold globally and are recognised in a number of European and international standards for leather and footwear.

The addition of the Bally series of machines will complement SATRA's range of test equipment, making the technology centre the largest international supplier of test equipment for the leather and footwear industries SATRA claimed.

From Peter Embling, Shoestyle