LONDON, UK – February 4, 2015 – Exova Metech (now owned by Element Materials Technology), the specialist calibration and metrology division of Exova Group plc, has agreed an outsourcing deal with Sartorius-Werkzeuge, a leading provider of precision tool support services, to become its preferred supplier of calibration services.
Exova Metech will now take over Sartorius-Werkzeuge’s in-house calibration operation in Ratingen, Düsseldorf and will undertake the transfer of technology assets and six skilled personnel as part of the long term agreement.
With four existing calibration laboratories in Germany, the move will broaden Exova Metech’s capabilities and support access to new customers and markets across the country. It will also strengthen the company’s position as the leading third-party calibration provider in the Rhein-Ruhr region. Hans Åberg, managing director of Exova Metech, said: “Our deal with Sartorius-Werkzeuge underlines our position as one of the leading providers of technically demanding calibration services to German industry. This move extends our ability to support customers in new and existing markets and confirms our ambitions to extend the reach of our company through strategic acquisitions and alliances.” Hans Plattes, managing director at Sartorius-Werkzeuge commented: “Operating in the precision tool market our customers demand the highest standards of calibration services and our deal with Exova Metech secures the best partner for them. We will now be able to offer Exova Metech’s services to new and existing customers, confident they will receive the highest standards of technical service.” Sartorius-Werkzeuge, part of the global Würth Group, was formed in 1879 and employs over 180 personnel. It is headquartered in Ratingen, Germany and supports customers in the machining tool and machining industries.
In June 2017, Element Materials Technology acquired Exova Group Limited to create one, world-class global testing services partner. Element specializes in providing a comprehensive range of materials and product qualification testing, consulting, certification and calibration services to the global Aerospace; Fire Building Products; Infrastructure & Environmental; Oil & Gas; and Transportation & Industrials sectors.
Element’s expanded network of 6,200 Engaged Experts operate out of nearly 200 laboratories in more than 30 countries and are trusted by organizations to test and advise on the safety, quality, performance and compliance of their products, systems and operations.
Diana Milford, External Communications Manager
T: +44 (0) 131 333 8052 / +44 (0) 7768 884 954
Devan LaBrash, Pagoda Porter Novelli
T: +44 (0) 131 556 0770