AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS — January 9, 2012 — Element Materials Technology has continued its on-going program of capital investments at its network of accredited, world-class materials testing laboratories. Commitments for specific equipment additions and facilities improvements at its US facilities in Huntington Beach, Charlotte and Cleveland have totaled more than $5 Million in 2011 alone, underscoring Element’s commitment to providing an industry-leading service to its broad base of clients in the Aerospace & Defense sector.“With this strategic investment in our facilities and high quality testing and machining equipment we have significantly increased our capabilities and capacity to meet the growing demand we are experiencing from our clients in the commercial and military aerospace market,” said Charles Noall, President and CEO of Element. Clearly our highly-trained and motivated teams of industry sector experts coupled with our focus on operational excellence, on time delivery and quality of execution have helped to strengthen our client offering and facilitate this growth.”
The Element facilities in Huntington Beach, Charlotte and Cleveland have considerably expanded their machining and creep and stress rupture capacity to ensure continued timely response and cost efficiency. Element Huntington Beach has further expanded the capacity of its state of the art fatigue department by close to 40%.
This overall increase in network capacity is supported by Element’s accreditations and approvals for aerospace quality management systems. The impressive list of accreditations and approvals that already includes Boeing, Bell Helicopter, Cessna, GE, Goodrich Aerospace, Gulfstream, Hamilton Sundstrand, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky has recently been expanded with the addition of Hawker Beechcraft.
About ElementElement is a company with a global presence; its laboratories are staffed by experts specializing in materials testing, product qualification testing and failure analysis for the Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Transportation and Industrials sectors. Element’s team of 1,800 scientists, engineers and technicians work in 51 facilities located throughout the U.S. and Europe. For a complete list of Accreditations & Approvals and more information, please visit www.element.com.
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“We have significantly increased our capabilities and capacity to meet the growing demand we are experiencing from our clients in the commercial and military aerospace market.”
President and CEO