LONDON, UK – February 23, 2017 – Exova (now owned by Element Materials Technology), the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, has signed a multi-million pound framework agreement with global Aerospace and Defense business, Saab, to deliver materials technology expertise and testing services over the next five years (three years with a two-year extension option).
The contract further confirms Exova’s position as one of the leading providers of technically demanding services to the Aerospace and Defence industries, providing a wide range of consultancy services as well as mechanical, analytical and non-destructive testing in its laboratory in Linköping, Sweden. The work being undertaken as part of this agreement is performed according to the specialist requirements of Saab, requiring extensive approvals and high service levels.
Paul Barry, Group Managing Director, Industries, at Exova, said: “We are very excited to build on our long track record of providing technically demanding services to Saab by extending our current contractual relationship by up to a further five years. This contract will allow us to continuously improve our delivery programme and facilitate greater efficiency and value for one of our key clients. I very much look forward to serving Saab into the medium term future and beyond.”
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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