LONDON, UK – March 9, 2017 – Element Materials Technology has announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Durkee Testing Laboratories of Paramount, California, USA, a long-established specialist provider of metallurgical investigation, mechanical testing and chemical analysis services to the Aerospace, Defense, Manufacturing and Utilities sectors.

Under the terms of the purchase agreement, Durkee Testing Laboratories will be integrated within the Element Huntington Beach laboratory, which is the leading materials testing laboratory in California.   

Charles Noall, President & CEO of Element commented: ‘’We are delighted to enter into this agreement with Durkee Testing Laboratories which for many years has been highly regarded for the high quality of service and customer experience they provide to their many clients. We look forward to providing their clients with the broad range of capacities and capabilities we deliver from our state-of-the-art facilities in Huntington Beach which specializes in servicing the Aerospace and Defense sectors.’’

Element Huntington Beach is a fully Nadcap-accredited laboratory with the broadest range of customer approvals and is the  Aerospace Forging and Fastener Testing Centre of Technical Excellence for the Element Group. The laboratory provides an extensive range of materials testing services, from routine high-volume mechanical testing to complex materials analysis and failure investigations, for the Aerospace, Military, Nuclear and Medical Device sectors.

This is the second acquisition for Element in as many weeks, taking its tally of acquisitions in 2017 so far to three, following the announcement of the purchase of MTEC Mechanical Testing Services in Houston on the 27th February, 2017 and TEAMS S.L. of Seville in Spain on the 16th January, 2017.

About Element:

Element 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 over 2,000 scientists, engineers and technicians work in 60 laboratories located throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. For a complete list of Accreditations & Approvals and more information, please visit www.element.com

Media Contact:

Bora Trimcev, Communications Manager, Element Materials Technology, tel: +44 (0) 2035 401 820, e-mail: bora.trimcev@element.com 

We are delighted to enter into this agreement with Durkee Testing Laboratories, which for many years has been highly regarded for the high quality of service and customer experience they provide to their many clients.

Charles Noall

President & ceo