With over 100 years of experience, Element is one of the leading providers of materials and product testing services to the transportation sector in the United States, UK and mainland Europe.

We have laboratories throughout North America and Europe outfitted with advanced testing equipment and a global community of experts ready to assist you with your toughest material, component or product challenges. 

From initial R&D on materials through full vehicle, we provide a broad spectrum of engineering and testing services covering everything from servo-hydraulic testing on systems and components to vehicle dynamics, real-time simulations, road load data acquisition and data analysis related testing services. 

Our reputation in the transportation sector is built on over 100 years of experience and expertise in automotive testing, our fast turnaround times, and our overall quality service. 

We work in close partnership with many of the world’s most prestigious manufacturers and their supply chain partners to help them develop better systems and components for the next generation of their vehicles. We make certain that the products and materials we test are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.  

That is the Certainty of Element.

Our Services

Element has one of the most comprehensive ranges of materials and product qualification testing services for the transportation sector. 


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Rail Testing

Element offers comprehensive rail testing services to meet every need, from metallurgical evaluation to custom weld testing and train simulation.

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Automotive Weathering

Automotive Weathering 

Find out about Element's automotive weathering testing services for materials and components, including a plethora of different tests, from UV light to xenon arc and carbon arc.

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Fatigue Testing

Chassis & Suspension

Find out how Element helps its customers to build better products that utilize lighter materials, have improved long-term durability and offer improved handling.

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Electronic Components

Find out how Element's comprehensive services can help you bring innovative electronic systems to market that will interact safely and seamlessly with other electrical components and accessories.

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Automotive Battery Testing

Automotive Battery Testing

Find out more about Element's comprehensive battery testing in accordance with UN 38.3, UL 2580, IEC 60095, ECE R100, and more to help you bring safe, quality, and compliance products to market.

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SEM Analysis Services

Engine & Powertrain

Find out about Element's comprehensive range of testing services for engines and powertrain systems within passenger cars and commercial trucks. 

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Fuel Components

Find out how Element tests fuel components for its customers to help make certain that they are durable, have longevity, are reliable and fit for purpose.

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Full Vehicle Durability

Find out how Element uses real-time multiaxis or vertical four post road technologies to replicate in-service forces and motions and deliver repeatable results.

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Fluid Cooling Systems Testing

Find out more about how Element provides automotive manufacturers with timely, accurate, and reliable fluid cooling systems analysis that yields valuable performance information.

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Climatics and Environmental Testing

Interior & Exterior Trims

Find out more about Element's automotive trim testing services for interior components and exterior trims for commercial, passenger, rail and off-road vehicles. 

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Safety Systems

Find out how Element tests passive and active safety systems to help make certain that our customers provide safe passenger environments in their vehicles.

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Fire Testing

Fire and Flammability Testing

Learn about Element's complete range of flammability testing methods for aerospace and transportation, textiles, consumer goods, and furniture materials.

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3D Measuring Services

Find out about how Element's 3D measurement services can provide a complete picture of component interaction without causing damage to your sample.

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Our team of over 5,000 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.