London, UK – 6 August, 2018 – Element Materials Technology (Element) has today announced a significant investment at its European Radio and Telecommunications Testing Center of Technical Excellence in Hull, UK to increase its radio testing capacity by more than one third.

To meet the rising demand in radio testing for wireless products that its customers are experiencing, Element Hull has expanded its facilities with an additional radio frequency testing semi-anechoic chamber. The significant increase in capacity will further reduce lead and test times for customers, ensuring that they can take their products to market faster, saving them time and money.

Rick Sluiters, EVP Aerospace, commented: ‘’As technology advances, more and more products are being fitted with wireless technology and this investment is in direct response to the bottleneck that the market is experiencing to test wireless functionality.

For many of our customers radio testing comes at the very end of the development cycle, so the faster we can test their products, the quicker they can get them to market and start generating revenue.’’

Element Hull specializes in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), radio, safety, telecommunications and ZigBee testing. Its engaged experts work with manufacturers to help them comply with the global market regulations for their products; to stay on top of all relevant regional standards and statutory regulations and meet the evolving demands of product approvals. The laboratory is UKAS accredited to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005, a Notified Body for the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), a Telecommunication Certification Body for the US (FCC), a Foreign Certification Body for Canada (ISED) and a Conformity Assessment Body for Japan (MIC).

Element is a global leader in the provision of product testing and certification services, providing critical compliance, reliability and qualification testing to clients in a variety of sectors including: consumer, commercial, ITE, aerospace, defence, medical, radio, telecommunications and transportation. Testing and certification services include: radio, EMC, safety (both Explosive Atmosphere ATEX and Ordinary area (GPS/LVD)); environmental (climatic and dynamic); medical; ZigBee and technical advisory.

About Element 

Element specializes in providing a comprehensive range of materials and product qualification testing, inspection and certification services to the global Aerospace; Transportation; Fire & Building Products; Oil & Gas and Infrastructure sectors.

Element’s expanded network of 6,500 Engaged Experts operate out of 184 laboratories in 33 countries and are trusted by organizations to test and advise on the safety, quality, performance and compliance of their products, systems and operations.

Media contacts:

Bora Trimcev, Communications Manager

T: +44 (0) 203 540 1820

E: bora.trimcev@element.com 

Devan LaBrash, Pagoda Porter Novelli

T: +44 (0) 131 556 0770

E: devan.labrash@pagodapr.com

For many of our customers radio testing comes at the very end of the development cycle, so the faster we can test their products, the quicker they can get them to market and start generating revenue.

Rick Sluiters

evp, aerospace