Element has successfully completed a number of high quality acquisitions since 2011.

These acquisitions have significantly extended Element's technical capability, operational capacity and geographic footprint as part of our on-going strategy to satisfy our clients' future testing requirements and also in support of our mission to become the world's most trusted testing partner.

The acquisitions we have made to date are:

november 2, 2023

Filton Systems Engineering

The acquisition of Filton Systems Engineering marked a significant step for Element in advancing its capabilities in the digital engineering and aerospace sectors. The acquisition marks Element’s 50th acquisition in its short history since 2011.

august 1, 2023


Element's acquisition of CTK expanded its presence in Asia and enhanced its connected technology testing capabilities. It was the second investment in South Korea within six months.

June 12, 2023


Element acquired one of the principal battery testing companies in South Korea marking Element’s continued expansion into Asia and adding unique destructive battery testing capabilities to the region and the Connected Technologies business.

September 22, 2022

National Technical Systems

The acquisition of NTS has further enhanced Element’s capability to be a partner throughout the product lifecycle for its customers. It strengthened Element’s growing platform in North America and enhances capabilities in telecoms, connected automotive, medical device and battery testing.

Singapore Test Services
August 12, 2022

Singapore Test Services

Element acquired leading testing, inspection, calibration and certification provider, Singapore Test Services (STS). This acquisition strengthened Element’s position and growth plans in Southeast Asia.

July 14, 2022


Element bolsters presence in Singapore with acquisition of FOSTA Group

Trialon Corporation
July 7, 2022

Trialon Corporation

Element bolsters position in the North American mobility market with acquisition of Trialon Corporation

Energy Assurance
April 21, 2022

Energy Assurance

Element acquires Energy Assurance to establish battery testing leadership

April 21, 2022


Element further bolsters connected technologies and life sciences businesses with Clinimark acquisition

JMI Labs
November 4, 2021

JMI Laboratories

Element strengthens pharmaceutical and biotech capability with JMI Laboratories acquisition

October 11, 2021


Element further bolsters its pharmaceuticals offering with Nanosyn acquisition

September 2, 2021

Impact Analytical, Inc.

Element acquired Impact Analytical, Inc. further expanding its life sciences footprint in North America.

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July 20, 2021

Arch Sciences Group

Element acquired Arch Sciences Group (Arch), a leading provider of analytical services and laboratory solutions to customers in the pharmaceuticals sector.

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May 4, 2021

Aircom Labs

Element acquired AIRCOM Labs, a leading conformance testing provider to the wireless devices market’s primary network operators.

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March 29, 2021

Kalibrierdienst Kopp GmbH

Element acquired Kalibrierdienst Kopp GmbH (KDK), a market-leading calibration and measurement services provider, significantly strengthening the Group’s calibration business in Germany.

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February 3, 2021


Element acquired leading pharmaceutical analytical testing company, Avomeen, significantly strengthening the Group’s Life Sciences business unit in North America.

Analytical Lab Group
July 27, 2020

Analytical Lab Group

Element acquired industry leading pharmaceutical testing business, Analytical Lab Group (ALG), significantly strengthening Element’s market position in pharmaceutical testing in North America and another important step in growing its Life & Health Sciences segment.

January 08, 2020

PCTEST Engineering Laboratory

Element acquired industry leading connected technologies business, PCTEST Engineering Laboratory, significantly strengthening Element’s position in testing and certification services within the connected technologies market.

Aerotech Inspection NDT
DEcember 12, 2019

Aerotech Inspection and NDT Ltd

Element acquired Aerotech Inspection and NDT Ltd, a non-destructive testing (NDT) business providing radiography services to the aerospace industry.

EMV Testhaus
December 05, 2019

EMV Testhaus

Element acquired the product testing company EMV Testhaus GmbH to strengthen its position in the German automotive and medical markets.


Cobham Technical Services

Element  announced the acquisition of Cobham Technical Services Lightning Testing & Consultancy, a recognized leader in the lightning test and consultancy business.

Orbit Industries
August 07, 2018

Orbit Industries, Inc.

Element announced the acquisition of Orbit Industries, Inc. in the United States, further strengthening the Group’s leadership position in non-destructive testing (NDT) for the aerospace industry.

July 2, 2018

Vohtec Acquisition

Element acquired vohtec Qualitätssicherung GmbH (vohtec) on the 2nd July 2018, significantly strengthening its testing footprint for the European transportation sector

NDT Limited
November 9, 2017

NDT Limited

Element announced the acquisition of NDT Limited, one of the UK’s leading materials testing companies, significantly strengthening its non-destructive testing (NDT) services in Europe.

Metals Testing Company
December 19, 2017

Metals Testing Company Ltd. Acquisition

Element acquired MetalsTesting Company (MTC), a non-destructive testing (NDT) service provider located in Connecticut, United States, on 19th December 2017

June 29, 2017

Exova Group plc Acquisition

Element acquired Exova Group plc, one of the world’s leading laboratory-based testing groups, on the 29th June 2017.

May 18, 2017

Defire Holdings Pty Ltd

Exova Group plc (now owned by Element Materials Technology) acquired Defire Holdings Pty Ltd (Defire), a Sydney–based fire safety engineering consultancy business.

April 4, 2017

Medical Device Testing Services (MDTS)Acquisition

Element entered into an asset purchase agreement with Medical Device Testing Services (MDT), of Minnetonka, MN, USA, a specialist provider in Mechanical Testing and Materials Characterization for the medical device sector, on April 4th 2017.

April 3, 2017

TÜV SÜD Melbourne, Florida, USA

Element entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of TÜV SÜD Melbourne, FL, USA, a laboratory that specializes in EMI testing for Commercial, Aerospace and Defense applications, on April 3rd 2017.

March 9, 2017

Durkee Testing Laboratories Acquisition 

Element acquired the assets of Durkee Testing Laboratories of Paramount, California, USA, a long-established provider of metallurgical investigation, mechanical testing and chemical analysis services.

february 27, 2017

MTEC Mechanical Testing Services Acquisition

Element acquired the assets of MTEC Mechanical Testing Services, an independent metallurgical testing laboratory in Houston, Texas, USA. 

January 16, 2017

TEAMS S.L. Acquisition

Element acquired TEAMS (Testing and Engineering of Aeronautical Materials and Structures ) S.L. in Seville, Spain, a Nadcap accredited, specialist provider of destructive and nondestructive materials and component testing services and Tier 1 supplier to Airbus.

November 1, 2016

DNV GL's German Material Testing Laboratories Acquisition

Element acquired DNV GL's German materials testing laboratories in Hamburg, Muelheim a.d.R., Herne and Stuffgart/Esslingen, employing over seventy engineers specialized in materials testing, metallurgy and failure analysis.

July 1, 2016

Northwest EMC Acquisition

Element acquired Northwest EMC, a US Product Qualification Testing company with EMC laboratories in Oregon, California, Washington, Minnesota and Texas, providing testing services including EMC/EMI, radio devices (wireless), medical device, DO-160, MIL-STD and automotive electronics.

October 22, 2015

Cascade TEK Acquisition

Element acquires Cascade TEK, a Product Qualification Testing business with laboratories in Colorado, USA and Oregon, USA, providing service to the Global Aerospace sector.

May 7, 2015

TRaC Global Acquisition

Element completes the acquisition of Product Qualification Testing company TRaC Global Ltd, UK a leading provider of testing services to the Aerospace, Defense, Medical Device and Telecommunications sectors.

January 7, 2015

Environ Laboratories Acquisition

Element further expands its capabilities with the acquisition of Environ Laboratories LLC, Minneapolis, USA, a Product Qualification Testing business that specializes in servicing the Global Aerospace Sector.

July 2, 2014

Accutek Testing Laboratory Acquisition

Element acquires Accutek Testing Laboratory, Cincinnati, USA, a materials testing business with extensive experience in serving the Aerospace and Medical Device sectors.

January 20, 2014

GEVA Acquisition

Element acquires Gesellschaft für Entwicklung und Versuch Adlershof mbH (GEVA), Berlin, Germany to strengthen its position in the European Aerospace Testing Market

April 3, 2013

Delsen Testing Laboratories Acquisition

Element acquires leading composites testing laboratory, Delsen Testing Laboratories, Glendale, USA to further strengthen its position in the Global Aerospace sector.

March 28, 2013

Sherry Laboratories Acquisition

Element acquires Sherry Laboratories, Daleville, USA one of the largest independent materials testing businesses operating in the USA with experience in servicing the Aerospace, Defense, Oil & Gas, Transportation and Environmental sectors.

July 31, 2012

MERL Acquisition

Element acquires Materials Engineering Research Laboratory Limited (MERL), Hitchin, UK a world class provider of polymeric materials, adhesives, components and structures testing services to the Oil & Gas, Aerospace and Transportation sectors.

FEbruary 1, 2012

MAR-TEST Acquisition

Element acquires MAR-TEST, Cincinnati, USA a specialist provider of high-quality mechanical testing services to the Aerospace, Defense, Power Generation and Medical Device sectors.

December 5, 2011

Detroit Testing Laboratory (DTL) Acquisition

Element acquires Detroit Testing Laboratory (DTL), Warren, USA a leading provider of product qualification testing services to the Aerospace, Defense and Transportation sectors.