Element Materials Technology has completed the purchase of TRaC Global in a deal that represents Element's largest single acquisition to date.
This purchase expands Element aerospace footprint in Europe with the addition of six UK laboratories and capabilities in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), vibration and environmental simulation, safety, radio, telecoms, explosive atmosphere testing, finite element analysis and early stage qualification.
The deal adds 30 EMC testing chambers to the Element Group, including a Heavy Vehicle Semi-Anechoic Chamber with an 18m x 14m working volume and capacity for 70 ton floor loading, one of only three in the UK.
Element's continued investment in its aerospace product qualification testing (PQT) offering ensures that it remains positioned to deliver on both the PQT and materials testing requirements of aerospace primes and their supply chain partners.
TRaC is the second major addition to the Element platform in aerospace product qualification testing in the first quarter of 2015, having acquired Environ Laboratories in January.
Charles Noall, president and ceo of Element, says: "The acquisition of TRaC is a hugely important step towards our goal to become the recognised market leader for materials testing and product qualification testing services."