London, UK – March 29, 2021 – Element Materials Technology (Element) has acquired Kalibrierdienst Kopp GmbH (KDK), a market-leading calibration and measurement services provider, significantly strengthening the Group’s calibration business in Germany.

KDK’s 40-strong team of experts has served the automotive and general engineering industries for over 25 years, operating from its well invested, DakkS accredited headquarters located in Wiesloch. The business has an impressive track record of long-term customer relationships with leading blue chip companies, and is ideally located in the north Baden-Württemberg region, securing close proximity to key target customers and giving Element easy entry into the German industrial hub in the South.

While Element Metech currently holds a strong share of the calibration market in northern Europe, there is a significant growth opportunity in Germany which is forecast to grow more rapidly than any other country in the region over the next five years. Metech Germany will also benefit from KDK’s ISO DIN17025:2018 accreditation, enabling it to offer a far broader range of capabilities to Element Metech’s current customer base.

Matt Hopkinson, EVP EMEAA, said: “I am very pleased to welcome KDK into the Group – this acquisition is an important strategic step for our calibration offering in Europe, placing Element in a much stronger position in the German marketplace by bolstering our network of specialist facilities and globally established brand. Our further expansion into the German market will provide us with the opportunity to better service both existing and new customers.

The expansion of our service offering in Germany is an exciting milestone in the development of our calibration business, demonstrating our ambitious growth plans for the region.”

Wolfgang Kopp, KDK CEO, commented: “I am delighted that KDK will be joining Element – we will bring a set of new capabilities and customers to this well-established European leader in calibration services and look forward to joining Element’s network of global experts and customers. We are also glad to have found a new home to provide continuity and development for all employees and customer relationships.

With its impressive growth and its track record in integrating new businesses, we look forward to becoming a valued part of the Group and helping drive the growth of Element’s German calibration business.”

Element offers one of the broadest and most reliable ranges of traceable and accredited calibration services in Europe, ensuring that our customers’ measuring operations are quality compliant by using thoroughly calibrated equipment. Our network of over 20 laboratories across Europe offer a single point of contact for all instrument calibration and administration needs, covering electrical instruments, dimensional measuring tools, gauges and transducers in a wide range of disciplines, serving customers across multiple sectors.

About Element 

The Element Materials Technology Group is one of the world’s leading global providers of testing, inspection and certification services for a diverse range of materials, products and technologies in advanced industrial supply chains where failure is not an option. Headquartered in London, UK, Element’s team of more than 6,000 expert scientists, engineers and technicians operate from around 200 locations across five continents, delivering an extensive range of solutions to customers in critical industries including aerospace, connected technologies, construction, defense, energy, environmental, life sciences and transportation.

In 2021, Element Digital Engineering was launched, moving Element a step closer to being a leader in engineering simulation, modelling, data science and artificial intelligence to solve complex industrial challenges.

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The expansion of our service offering in Germany is an exciting milestone in the development of our calibration business, demonstrating our ambitious growth plans for the region.

Matt Hopkinson