LONDON, UK – February 15, 2016 – Exova Group plc (now owned by Element Materials Technology), the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, has acquired a majority stake in Admaterials Technologies Pte Ltd (Admaterials), a Singapore-based business that provides testing in the construction sector, as well as chemical, environmental and mechanical testing and certification services.
Founded in 2008, Admaterials has built a strong local reputation and is one of the leading testing businesses in Singapore’s construction sector, with well-established competencies in the testing of building products. With a team of more than 70, the Admaterials laboratory serves a range of national and international customers in the private and government sectors. Matt Davies, Managing Director Middle East, Asia & Asia-Pacific, Exova, said: “Demand for construction and environmental chemistry testing continues to grow as investment in public sector construction projects continues and organisations look to meet changing regulatory requirements. Admaterials’ expertise complements our existing operations in Singapore and will provide the foundation for growth in the ASEAN region. This move demonstrates our commitment to providing more technically demanding services and extending the reach of our business through carefully considered strategic acquisitions.” Lu Jin Ping, Managing Director of Admaterials, said: “Being part of a global testing and advisory business will give us access to new capabilities and expertise. I am looking forward to working with Exova to continue growing the Admaterials business in Singapore and more broadly across the region.”
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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