LONDON, UK – June 28, 2016 – Exova Group plc (now owned by Element Materials Technology), the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, has acquired Jones Environmental Forensics Ltd (Jones), a North Wales-based independent environmental laboratory business. Jones is the UK’s market leader in contaminated land analysis and a specialist in environmental forensics, with an excellent reputation for both quality and service.

Jones has built a strong reputation as the laboratory of choice for contaminated soil and water analysis, primarily selling its services to leading global environmental consultants, with the ultimate end customers often including major oil and petroleum producers and international mining companies. The business has a team of over 150 specialists and achieved revenues of around £8m in 2015. Paul Barry, managing director of Exova, Europe, said: “This acquisition complements our existing operations by significantly enhancing Exova’s technical expertise in infrastructure and environmental services and provides the foundation for further growth in the UK and internationally. Adding Jones to our portfolio demonstrates our commitment to providing more technically demanding services and cements our position as one of the UK’s leading environmental testing and analysis businesses.”

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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