Aerospace laboratories in US, Mexico rebrand as Element

Aerospace laboratories in US, Mexico rebrand as Element

Element Materials Technology has completed the rebrand of four aerospace laboratories in the USA and Mexico following its recent acquisition of Exova Group Ltd.

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January 12, 2018
Edited by Eric Brothers
Inspection/Testing People/Facilities

Element Materials Technology (Element) has completed the rebrand of four aerospace laboratories in the USA and Mexico following its recent acquisition of Exova Group Ltd. (Exova).

Laboratories in Portland, Oregon; Glendale Heights, Illinois; Gary, Indiana; and Monterrey, Mexico are now operating under the Element brand, with the Glendale Heights location now identified as Element Chicago. These are the first laboratories to be rebranded in a comprehensive program of integration the group is undertaking. 

Rick Sluiters, executive vice president of aerospace at Element, said: “This is a major milestone in what is a very extensive integration program that involves close to 140 former Exova laboratories being integrated to Element. I am delighted with the results, which are down to the hard work and focus of the laboratory teams and the project managers that have supported them.

Our alliance with Exova has created one world-class global testing services partner and we are excited to continue supporting our customers under the Element brand, offering cost-effective and innovative solutions.’’

Element provides aerospace testing services around the world, with 44 laboratories located in the Americas and Europe that provide a comprehensive range of materials testing, product qualification testing, and calibration services for the industry. With 30 Nadcap accredited laboratories, services include metallographic evaluations; fatigue and fracture toughness testing; creep and stress rupture testing; non-destructive testing; EMI/EMC testing; and hydraulics and pneumatics.

In June 2017, Element Materials Technology acquired Exova Group Ltd. Element’s expanded network of 6,200 Engaged Experts operate out of nearly 200 laboratories in more than 30 countries.