London, UK – April 20, 2018 – Singapore’s Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) conducted an official visit to Admaterials Technologies Pte Ltd (Admaterials Technologies) yesterday (Thursday April 19). Admaterials Technologies is part of Exova Group Ltd, which was recently acquired by Element Materials Technology (Element) to create one, world-class global testing services partner.
The facility welcomed Mr S Iswaran where he was given a presentation and tour of the advanced materials testing laboratory which is also a certification body accredited by the Singapore Accreditation Council. The laboratory specializes in conducting material, chemical, mechanical and environmental testing for a diverse range of clients in the Infrastructure and Environmental sectors.
Matt Davies, EVP Infrastructure & Environmental, Element, said: “It was a great honour for us to welcome the Minister to our facility today and we are delighted to have had this opportunity to show Mr. Iswaran how much we have invested in our people and our facilities. We are committed to continuing to diversify and enhance our offering and in doing so, ensure that we remain at a competitive advantage in the industry.”
The high-profile visit came as a result of the work of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) who, since 2009, has played a key partnership role in the continued success of the business through its continued support and collaboration with the company.
Professor Tan Sze Wee, Executive Director of the Science and Engineering Research Council, A*STAR, said: “Admaterials’ success as a market leader in materials testing in Singapore, is testament to its commitment to R&D and partnerships with A*STAR. Through constant innovation, Admaterials has carved a niche for itself, allowing its business to grow exponentially. It has come a long way with the Singapore government’s support, and it is now well positioned to tap into future opportunities on an international scale. We wish Admaterials every success in its future endeavours.”
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.
About Mr. S. Iswaran
In his role as Minister for Trade and Industry in the Singapore Government, Mr S. Iswaran focuses on economic restructuring, productivity growth, and creating a vibrant domestic economy and enterprise ecosystem. He also oversees the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Energy Market Authority, International Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Tourism Board, Sentosa Development Corporation and SPRING Singapore.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore's lead public sector agency that spearheads economic oriented research to advance scientific discovery and develop innovative technology. Through open innovation, it collaborates with its partners in both the public and private sectors to benefit society.
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“It was a great honour for us to welcome the Minister to our facility today and we are delighted to have had this opportunity to show Mr. Iswaran how much we have invested in our people and our facilities. ”
EVP, iNFRASTRUCTURE & ENVIRONMENTAL