EDINBURGH, UK - Exova Group plc, a testing, calibration and advisory services provider, has acquired BM TRADA, a provider of certification schemes and building products testing services.

The acquisition adds around 340 personnel operating in 16 countries, bringing Exova’s network of specialists worldwide to over 4,400. It extends the company’s range of certification services and markets served, and expands the company’s capacity and capabilities in building products testing.

BM TRADA has built a strong reputation over 80 years operating in the testing, inspection and certification market. It provides accredited certification services to all major management system standards, chain of custody and sustainable supply chain certification, product and service certification, and CE marking. It also provides a range of building materials and system testing.