LONDON – Element Materials Technology (Element) announced the successful integration of Admaterials Technologies (Admaterials), a Singapore-based business that provides testing to the construction sector, as well as chemical, environmental and mechanical testing and certification services.
The announcement represents the final stage of an extensive integration program following the acquisition of Exova Group plc in June 2017. The group will retain the distinct Admaterials name as a sub-identifier alongside the Element brand, to support its position as the market leader in Asia. The retention of the name also simplifies the transition for customers, ensuring that existing test reports and certifications will continue to be accepted by controlling bodies and specifiers.
In addition to the integration and rebrand of the laboratories, Element has invested in further expanding and upgrading the Admaterials facilities.
Charles Noall, CEO at Element, commented, “We are delighted to officially welcome Admaterials to the Element Group. This world-class team has been well respected in the testing, inspection and certification industry since 2008, and with the integration now complete, Admaterials customers will also benefit from an interconnected global network of 186 laboratories in 32 countries with over 6700 engaged experts.
“The Southeast Asian market is very important for the group, and we are committed to continue to invest and grow our presence in the region. As evidence of this, we opened a new oil and gas laboratory in Singapore in July of last year, and we are also pleased that Temasek, the Singapore Government’s investment authority, has acquired a significant minority stake in Element.”
Element celebrated the integration and rebrand of its Admaterials laboratories with a dinner in Singapore. The event was attended by over 200 customers and special guests including: Element CEO, Charles Noall; Professor Tan Sze Wee, Executive Director, Science & Engineering Research Council; directors from JTC, the Singapore Accreditation Council and the Building and Construction Authority, and invited academics.
Admaterials Technologies, which has laboratories in Singapore and Malaysia, is an advanced materials testing laboratory accredited by the Singapore Accreditation Council. It provides solutions for a wide range of construction and related fields, and specializes in areas concerning construction materials, materials specifications and materials testing. It is also a certification body, accredited by the Singapore Accreditation Council to ISO/IEC 17065:2012 and IAF Guidance on the application of ISO/IEC 17065:2012, and SAC CT 05- SAC Criteria for Certification Bodies (Ready-Mixed Concrete). Its team of experts provides research and development, and consultancy services for all types of materials, ranging from building materials, coatings, polymers and plastics to chemical and environmental materials.
Element is an independent provider of materials and product qualification testing, inspection and certification services to the aerospace, transportation and industrials, fire and building products, oil and gas, and infrastructure sectors.