AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – June 25, 2014 – Official ceremonies have marked the formal rebranding of GEVA (Gesellschaft für Entwicklung und Versuch Adlershof mbH) under the Element Materials Technology name. One of Germany’s leading aerospace testing companies, GEVA will now be known as Element Berlin and becomes Element’s first laboratory dedicated to aerospace testing in Europe.
Acquired by Element in January, GEVA, headquartered in Berlin, works with Europe’s most high-profile Prime airframe and aero engine manufacturers. Element reports that the change of ownership has been enthusiastically received by customers of both organizations and, following its purchase, the German laboratory has already seen a marked rise in both requests for quotation and orders.
Charles Noall, President and CEO at Element, says: “We are delighted to officially welcome GEVA to Element and – thanks to the professionalism of the experts at the laboratory, the shared values that made the acquisition such a good fit and the experience of our transition team – the integration has been smoothly completed with no disruption to operations whatsoever.
“It has been pleasing to see the immediate impact the acquisition has had, both financially and in terms of the specialized test knowledge GEVA’s experts have been able to share with colleagues at our various aerospace laboratories. We are excited by the future of this laboratory, which we plan to further develop, and the ways in which it will help us to succeed in our strategy to become the leading global product testing and qualification organization servicing the aerospace sector,” he concludes.
Operating as Element, GEVA will continue to provide leading product qualification testing services for customers, who will now also be able to tap into the extensive scope of end-to-end services, expertise and experience held across the international Element network. Meanwhile, Element’s existing aerospace customers will have access to GEVA’s proprietary services, including its innovative suite of spin testing, where parts designed to rotate in aero engines are accelerated to high revolutions to determine failure points.
Completion of the laboratory’s integration takes the total number of experts employed by Element to 1,500 and its global platform of testing laboratories to 42.
About Element:Element is a global network of laboratories with experts specializing in materials testing, product qualification testing and failure analysis for the Aerospace, Oil and Gas and the Transportation and Industrial sectors. Their team of 1,500 scientists, engineers and technicians work in 42 facilities located throughout the U.S. and Europe. For complete Accreditations & Approvals and more information, please visit www.element.com.
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“the integration has been smoothly completed with no disruption to operations whatsoever.”
President & CEO