300-year-old yacht maker acquires Massachusetts millwork firm

A stair case from VCA, now a part of metrica, which is based in Germany and has its U.S. headquarters in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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The 300-year-old yacht maker, metrica, has acquired VCA lnc. from Northampton, Massachusetts. The company has been working for metrica lnc. for a long time and specializes in high-quality residential interior design and bespoke
furniture.

With metrica Massachusetts, metrica is now represented in the US with a production site. The company has international headquarters in Senden, Germany, facilities in Greifenburg, Austria, and an U.S. office in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Mark Mantione, CEO of metrica North America, told Travel Daily News International, “Like metrica, VCA is renowned for its technical expertise, sensitivity to design, and collaborative spirit. Our shared passion for solving unique challenges and delivering extraordinary results makes this both a meeting of passionate professionals and dedicated artisans.”

In a statement, the company said that this strategic acquisition is an important milestone on metrica's consistent path to
diversification and a positive development. "This strategic step enables us to support projects in the residential business segment on the US market with our own production capacities and thus further expand metrica's market share as a group.

"We expect a further strengthening of sales activities in the USA and thus further growth in our residential business and we are very pleased to be able to expand a good and efficient business in Northampton.

 

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