US materials testing specialist swoops for Sheffield’s NDT

Major US deal for Sheffield manufacturer LabLogic

US materials testing company Element has expanded its immersion ultrasonic testing capabilities with the acquisition of Sheffield’s NDT Ltd.

NDT is an accredited laboratory that offers a comprehensive range of non-destructive testing, mechanical testing and metallurgical testing.

MD Tim Elwell said: “Since 1986, NDT Ltd has held a strong reputation and market position and through Element’s Engaged Experts and innovation in advance testing solutions, the acquisition is an ideal fit in terms of further enhancing our capabilities to our customers.”

Charles Noall, President & CEO, Element, said: “Currently there is a very high demand from aerospace primes and the medical device sector to provide expanded capacity for IUT and with this investment we are now able to provide our customers with a single service provider for both materials testing and non-destructive testing services.”

Rick Sluiters, EVP Aerospace at Element added: “We acquired this business to provide our European aero engine customers and suppliers with a model of services similar to that which we already provide to our customers in the United States.

“With the recent acquisition of Exova, we now have a dedicated IUT laboratory in Houston which, alongside our Rancho Dominguez, California facility – one of the largest NDT facilities in the country, provides our customers with NDT services to complement their destructive testing needs.”