London, UK – August 28, 2018 - Element Materials Technology (Element) will be bringing its team of experts to the leading defense land vehicle exhibition, DVD2018.

The Element team will be on hand at the exhibition, which will be held in Millbrook, Bedfordshire on 19 and 20 September, to talk about its specialist services for the military and how the recent acquisition of vohtec Qualitätssicherung GmbH (vohtec) in Germany, has significantly strengthened its European transportation footprint. 

With current UK laboratories in Malvern, Warwick and Wimborne providing test services to defense vehicle prime contractors and sub-system manufacturers across the spectrum of the MoD’s military vehicles (new and retrofitted), the business is now one of the most well equipped and advanced testing providers in Europe and the world.

Rick Sluiters, EVP Aerospace, comments: “With the need to maintain consistently advanced levels of equipment, ready and able to perform to a high standard, testing is a vital part of manufacturing for the armed forces.  Add to that increased scrutiny of budgets and the inevitable need for high security, having a testing service that is efficient, good value and accredited, is also important.

Working as trusted partners with significant UKAS accreditations and security at the heart of our operations, we bring a value proposition to our work.  Within the sector we focus particularly on minimizing risk and product improvement, as well as time and money saving.” 

As a supplier to the defense industries, Element provides test services which replicate the electromagnetic, climatic and mechanical conditions encountered in the defense environment in order to qualify the survivability, reliability and interference-free functionality of defense equipment before entering into service.

Element will exhibit at stand C3-107.

About Element 

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

Element’s expanded network of 6,700 Engaged Experts operate out of 189 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.

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Within the sector we focus particularly on minimizing risk and product improvement, as well as time and money saving.

Rick Sluiters

EVp, aerospace