Element has successfully completed a number of high quality acquisitions since 2011.
These acquisitions have significantly extended Element's technical capability, operational capacity and geographic footprint as part of our on-going strategy to satisfy our clients' future testing requirements and also in support of our mission to become the world's most trusted testing partner.
The acquisitions we have made to date are:
National Technical Systems
The acquisition of NTS has further enhanced Element’s capability to be a partner throughout the product lifecycle for its customers. It strengthened Element’s growing platform in North America and enhances capabilities in telecoms, connected automotive, medical device and battery testing.
Singapore Test Services
Element acquired leading testing, inspection, calibration and certification provider, Singapore Test Services (STS). This acquisition strengthened Element’s position and growth plans in Southeast Asia.
Element bolsters presence in Singapore with acquisition of FOSTA Group
Element bolsters position in the North American mobility market with acquisition of Trialon Corporation
Element acquires Energy Assurance to establish battery testing leadership
Element strengthens pharmaceutical and biotech capability with JMI Laboratories acquisition
Impact Analytical, Inc.
Element acquired Impact Analytical, Inc. further expanding its life sciences footprint in North America.
Arch Sciences Group
Element acquired Arch Sciences Group (Arch), a leading provider of analytical services and laboratory solutions to customers in the pharmaceuticals sector.
Element acquired AIRCOM Labs, a leading conformance testing provider to the wireless devices market’s primary network operators.
Kalibrierdienst Kopp GmbH
Element acquired Kalibrierdienst Kopp GmbH (KDK), a market-leading calibration and measurement services provider, significantly strengthening the Group’s calibration business in Germany.
Analytical Lab Group
Element acquired industry leading pharmaceutical testing business, Analytical Lab Group (ALG), significantly strengthening Element’s market position in pharmaceutical testing in North America and another important step in growing its Life & Health Sciences segment.
PCTEST Engineering Laboratory
Element acquired industry leading connected technologies business, PCTEST Engineering Laboratory, significantly strengthening Element’s position in testing and certification services within the connected technologies market.
Aerotech Inspection and NDT Ltd
Element acquired Aerotech Inspection and NDT Ltd, a non-destructive testing (NDT) business providing radiography services to the aerospace industry.
Element acquired the product testing company EMV Testhaus GmbH to strengthen its position in the German automotive and medical markets.
Cobham Technical Services
Element announced the acquisition of Cobham Technical Services Lightning Testing & Consultancy, a recognized leader in the lightning test and consultancy business.
Orbit Industries, Inc.
Element announced the acquisition of Orbit Industries, Inc. in the United States, further strengthening the Group’s leadership position in non-destructive testing (NDT) for the aerospace industry.
Element acquired vohtec Qualitätssicherung GmbH (vohtec) on the 2nd July 2018, significantly strengthening its testing footprint for the European transportation sector
Element announced the acquisition of NDT Limited, one of the UK’s leading materials testing companies, significantly strengthening its non-destructive testing (NDT) services in Europe.
Metals Testing Company Ltd. Acquisition
Element acquired MetalsTesting Company (MTC), a non-destructive testing (NDT) service provider located in Connecticut, United States, on 19th December 2017
Exova Group plc Acquisition
Element acquired Exova Group plc, one of the world’s leading laboratory-based testing groups, on the 29th June 2017.
Defire Holdings Pty Ltd
Exova Group plc (now owned by Element Materials Technology) acquired Defire Holdings Pty Ltd (Defire), a Sydney–based fire safety engineering consultancy business.
Medical Device Testing Services (MDTS)Acquisition
Element entered into an asset purchase agreement with Medical Device Testing Services (MDT), of Minnetonka, MN, USA, a specialist provider in Mechanical Testing and Materials Characterization for the medical device sector, on April 4th 2017.
TÜV SÜD Melbourne, Florida, USA
Element entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of TÜV SÜD Melbourne, FL, USA, a laboratory that specializes in EMI testing for Commercial, Aerospace and Defense applications, on April 3rd 2017.
Durkee Testing Laboratories Acquisition
Element acquired the assets of Durkee Testing Laboratories of Paramount, California, USA, a long-established provider of metallurgical investigation, mechanical testing and chemical analysis services.
MTEC Mechanical Testing Services Acquisition
Element acquired the assets of MTEC Mechanical Testing Services, an independent metallurgical testing laboratory in Houston, Texas, USA.
TEAMS S.L. Acquisition
Element acquired TEAMS (Testing and Engineering of Aeronautical Materials and Structures ) S.L. in Seville, Spain, a Nadcap accredited, specialist provider of destructive and nondestructive materials and component testing services and Tier 1 supplier to Airbus.
DNV GL's German Material Testing Laboratories Acquisition
Element acquired DNV GL's German materials testing laboratories in Hamburg, Muelheim a.d.R., Herne and Stuffgart/Esslingen, employing over seventy engineers specialized in materials testing, metallurgy and failure analysis.
Northwest EMC Acquisition
Element acquired Northwest EMC, a US Product Qualification Testing company with EMC laboratories in Oregon, California, Washington, Minnesota and Texas, providing testing services including EMC/EMI, radio devices (wireless), medical device, DO-160, MIL-STD and automotive electronics.
Cascade TEK Acquisition
Element acquires Cascade TEK, a Product Qualification Testing business with laboratories in Colorado, USA and Oregon, USA, providing service to the Global Aerospace sector.
TRaC Global Acquisition
Element completes the acquisition of Product Qualification Testing company TRaC Global Ltd, UK a leading provider of testing services to the Aerospace, Defense, Medical Device and Telecommunications sectors.
Environ Laboratories Acquisition
Element further expands its capabilities with the acquisition of Environ Laboratories LLC, Minneapolis, USA, a Product Qualification Testing business that specializes in servicing the Global Aerospace Sector.
Accutek Testing Laboratory Acquisition
Element acquires Accutek Testing Laboratory, Cincinnati, USA, a materials testing business with extensive experience in serving the Aerospace and Medical Device sectors.
Element acquires Gesellschaft für Entwicklung und Versuch Adlershof mbH (GEVA), Berlin, Germany to strengthen its position in the European Aerospace Testing Market
Delsen Testing Laboratories Acquisition
Element acquires leading composites testing laboratory, Delsen Testing Laboratories, Glendale, USA to further strengthen its position in the Global Aerospace sector.
Sherry Laboratories Acquisition
Element acquires Sherry Laboratories, Daleville, USA one of the largest independent materials testing businesses operating in the USA with experience in servicing the Aerospace, Defense, Oil & Gas, Transportation and Environmental sectors.
Element acquires Materials Engineering Research Laboratory Limited (MERL), Hitchin, UK a world class provider of polymeric materials, adhesives, components and structures testing services to the Oil & Gas, Aerospace and Transportation sectors.
Element acquires MAR-TEST, Cincinnati, USA a specialist provider of high-quality mechanical testing services to the Aerospace, Defense, Power Generation and Medical Device sectors.
Detroit Testing Laboratory (DTL) Acquisition
Element acquires Detroit Testing Laboratory (DTL), Warren, USA a leading provider of product qualification testing services to the Aerospace, Defense and Transportation sectors.