LONDON, UK – January 11, 2018 – Element Materials Technology (Element) has completed the rebrand of four aerospace laboratories in the USA and Mexico following its recent acquisition of Exova Group Limited (Exova).
Laboratories in Portland, Oregon; Glendale Heights, Illinois; Gary, Indiana; and Monterrey, Mexico are now operating under the Element brand, with the Glendale Heights location now identified as ‘Element Chicago’. These are the first laboratories to be rebranded in a comprehensive program of integration the Group is undertaking.
Rick Sluiters, EVP Aerospace at Element, said: “It is with great pleasure that we can officially welcome these first four rebranded laboratories to the Element Group. This is a major milestone in what is a very extensive integration program that involves close to 140 former Exova laboratories being integrated into Element. I am delighted with the results, which are down to the hard work and focus of the laboratory teams and the project managers that have supported them.
Our alliance with Exova has created one world-class global testing services partner and we are excited to continue supporting our customers under the Element brand, offering cost-effective and innovative solutions.’’
Element is the number one provider of aerospace testing services in the world, with 44 laboratories located in the Americas and Europe that provide a comprehensive range of materials testing, product qualification testing, and calibration services for the industry. With 30 Nadcap accredited laboratories, the highest of any independent materials testing company in the world, services include metallographic evaluations; fatigue and fracture toughness testing; creep and stress rupture testing; non-destructive testing; EMI/EMC testing; and hydraulics and pneumatics.
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.
Diana Milford, External Communications Manager
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Erin White, Pagoda Porter Novelli
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“This is a major milestone in what is a very extensive integration program that involves close to 140 former Exova laboratories being integrated into Element.”