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 can trace its testing pedigree back to 1827 – more than 190 years.
We are a global testing company that delivers critical services in materials testing, product qualification testing, inspection and certification to the Aerospace; Transportation; Oil and Gas; Infrastructure; Fire and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.
Everything Element does is designed to help our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.
Our purpose as a business is a simple one. To help our customers to make certain that all of the materials and products we test, inspect and certify for our clients, regardless of the industry sectors they operate in, are always safe in their end application; are of marketable quality; are compliant with all relevant standards and industry regulations; and are ultimately fit for purpose.
Formerly known as Stork Materials Technology, Element changed its name in November 2011 following a Management Buy-Out backed by the 3i Group PLC in December 2010.
Since its formation Element’s performance has been outstanding, delivering significant growth in Revenue, EBITDA and the Enterprise Value of the company.
Our mission as a business is a simple one: to be the best testing partner in the world. Our vision as a business is an equally simple one: to become the world’s most trusted testing partner. When combined with our four values of Safety, Integrity, Excellence and Partnership this creates an ethos across the organization that enables us to deliver what we call The Certainty of Element.
Bridgepoint became Element’s latest investor in November 2016, with a commitment to support the Element management team through the next phase of the company’s development. In June 2017 this commitment was demonstrated with the acquisition of Exova, which doubled the size of the business, making it a truly international player across five continents, with leadership positions in many of its end markets.
In July 2019, Temasek, a global investment company headquartered in Singapore, acquired a significant minority stake in the Group, demonstrating continued investor confidence in the value that Element is creating as a Group.
Today Element boasts a global network of over 6,000 engaged experts, operating out of over 200 laboratories, located in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. We are the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration business in the world.
“Our guiding principle is to continue to be the best and most trusted testing partner in all of the sectors we serve.”
PRESIDENT AND CEO