London, UK – Element Materials Technology has entered an asset purchase agreement with Durkee Testing Laboratories of Paramount, California, a long-established provider of metallurgical investigation, mechanical testing, and chemical analysis services to the aerospace, defense, manufacturing and utilities sectors.
Under the terms of the purchase agreement, Durkee Testing Laboratories will be integrated within the Element Huntington Beach materials testing laboratory in California.
President & CEO of Element Charles Noall commented, “We are delighted to enter into this agreement with Durkee Testing Laboratories, which for many years has been highly regarded for the high quality of service and customer experience they provide to their many clients. We look forward to providing their clients with the broad range of capacities and capabilities we deliver from our state-of-the-art facilities in Huntington Beach which specializes in servicing the aerospace and defense sectors.”
Element Huntington Beach is a fully Nadcap-accredited laboratory with a broad range of customer approvals and is the Aerospace Forging and Fastener Testing Center of Technical Excellence for the Element Group. The laboratory provides an extensive range of materials testing services, from routine high-volume mechanical testing to complex materials analysis and failure investigations, for the aerospace, military, nuclear and medical device sectors.
This is the second acquisition for Element in as many weeks, taking its tally of acquisitions in 2017 so far to three, following the announcement of the purchase of MTEC Mechanical Testing Services in Houston on Feb. 27, 2017 and TEAMS S.L. of Seville in Spain on Jan. 16, 2017.