LONDON, UK – February 19, 2015 – Exova Group plc (now owned by Element Materials Technology), the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, has signed a five-year long term agreement with Böhler Schmiedetechnik based in Kapfenberg, Austria. The new contract extends a relationship spanning more than a decade.

The deal will see Exova provide material testing programmes on high grade forged aerospace alloy components for use in aircraft engines and structural airframes.

The testing programmes will be conducted at Exova’s aerospace laboratory in Plzen, Czech Republic and will include fatigue and fracture mechanics and a range of specialist metallurgical and mechanical testing. Florian Humer, strategic procurement external services manager for Böhler commented “The aerospace sector demands the highest quality and technical standards and Exova has proven itself capable of meeting our rigorous testing demands. Extending our relationship supports our work to advance the development and application of specialist aerospace alloys.” Stuart Abbs, European director of aerospace for Exova said “The new contract with Böhler underlines Exova’s position as a leading provider of technically demanding services to the aerospace sector. We have made significant investment in the capabilities and capacity of our Plzen facility ensuring we can meet the current and future needs of Böhler and the global aerospace supply chain.”

About Element

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.

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