LONDON, UK – May 4, 2021 – A new agreement between Element Materials Technology (Element) and Rolls-Royce will provide Element’s customers with access to the cutting-edge rig and component test capability and engineering expertise of Rolls-Royce in Germany.
Building on a decade-long relationship between the two companies, the agreement sees Element expand its current capabilities to provide its customers with a much broader range of testing. The unrivaled capabilities of the Rolls-Royce test facility include unique materials testing, such as multiaxial fatigue capabilities, composite component vibration and large-scale spin testing.
Rolls-Royce has made a significant investment in its high-end test facilities and this agreement will open up access to customers from a wide range of end markets such as aerospace, energy, automotive and agriculture.
Matt Hopkinson, EVP EMEAA at Element, said: “We have a proud history of supporting Rolls-Royce’s core businesses and I am delighted that we have been able to further cement our relationship through this agreement. The combination of testing capabilities, including those unique to Rolls-Royce, offers Element customers an attractive package of services across multiple sectors, and gives them access to an even broader suite of services under our industry leading one-stop-shop approach to account management. This is a real win-win for both companies and our customers across the world.”
Andreas Pelz, Head of Development & Experimental Engineering, Dahlewitz at Rolls-Royce, said: “We are excited to enter into this agreement with Element to provide the same high quality testing capabilities and service to Element customers that we use every day to test Rolls-Royce’s engines, materials and components. This will allow us to use Element’s recognized direct route to market to explore opportunities and offer new capabilities to market for the benefit of our customers.”
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.
About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc
Rolls-Royce pioneers the power that matters to connect, power and protect society. We have pledged to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in our operations by 2030 (excluding testing) and joined the UN Race to Zero campaign in 2020, affirming our ambition to play a fundamental role in enabling the sectors in which we operate achieve net zero carbon by 2050.
Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces and navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
Annual underlying revenue was £11.76 billion in 2020 and we invested £1.25 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
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“The combination of testing capabilities, including those unique to Rolls-Royce, offers Element customers an attractive package of services across multiple sectors, and gives them access to an even broader suite of services under our industry leading one-stop-shop approach to account management.”