Although a relatively new name in the Global Testing, Inspection & Certification (TIC) sector, Element has a very long history and industrial heritage that we are justifiably proud of.
Originally formed from the in-house materials testing and product testing laboratories of the Netherlands based Stork Engineering Group, Element Materials Technology can trace its testing pedigree back to 1827 – over 190 years.
Element itself came into being following the Management Buyout of Stork Materials Technology in December 2010. With the support of UK Private Equity sponsor 3i, Stork Materials Technology was then successfully rebranded and launched into the global TIC sector as Element in November 2011.
Since then, we have more than tripled the size of Element; increased the number of Engaged Experts we employ to over 2,000 and the number of laboratories within the group to 61. During this period, we have grown to become a global leader in the field of Materials and Product Qualification Testing to the Aerospace, Transportation and Oil & Gas Sectors.
In March 2016, Bridgepoint Capital became the private equity sponsor of Element. Our highly supportive sponsor is fully aligned with our strategic direction and vision for the future and as such, Element is well positioned and financially supported to realize our mission and vision of becoming the best and most trusted testing partner in the world.
“We have more than tripled the size of Element; increased the number of Engaged Experts we employ; expanded the number of laboratories within the group and have now become a truly global leader in Materials Testing and Product Qualification Testing.”
PRESIDENT AND CEO