Intertek expands non-destructive testing capabilities with acquisition of European market leader, NDT Services Limited
September 10, 2012
Intertek Group plc (Intertek), the leading international provider of quality services to a wide range of industries, announces that it has acquired NDT Services Limited (NSL), a provider of non-destructive testing (NDT) services to the aerospace, power and petrochemical sectors.
NSL offers on-site and laboratory based NDT of industrial components used in a wide range of applications such as aircraft, pipelines, power stations, refineries and oil platforms. NDT can help assure safety and reliability by identifying any flaws or defects in products or components without disrupting operations or delaying processes. As a quality assurance management tool, NDT can help avoid potential loss of productivity through unplanned plant shutdowns which may occur if materials, products or equipment fail to achieve their design requirements or projected life span. In addition NSL also operates a technical staffing service, offering supplemental qualified NDT engineers to clients experiencing peaks in demand.
Demand for NDT has grown, driven by increasing regulation and standardisation, extension of asset lifespans, shortage in NDT expertise and the need to protect reputation from product failure and recall. Holding a number of industry accreditations and approvals essential for operation, NSL is a regional market leader in providing NDT services in the aerospace sector and a prominent operator in the power sector for the provision of on-site outsourced NDT expertise. Their NDT laboratory in the UK is widely recognised in Europe as a high quality facility.
With headquarters in Derby, UK, NSL enhances Intertek's existing quality and integrity management services for owners and operators in the aerospace, power, oil, gas and petrochemical sectors and will form part of Intertek's Industry & Assurance division. NSL provides an opportunity to build on Intertek's existing analytical and asset integrity management capabilities through the provision of high quality NDT services and direct access to a database of over 700 qualified NDT technicians.
Stefan Butz, Group Executive Vice President of Intertek's Industry & Assurance division said:
"I am pleased to welcome NSL to our growing portfolio of industrial inspection and asset integrity management services. This complementary addition demonstrates Intertek's commitment to offer a complete NDT technical services proposition to our oil, gas, petrochemical and power customers. In addition, by combining Intertek's global presence and existing analytical capabilities with NSL's strong reputation and market leading position within the European aerospace we can extend a full service solution to our aerospace customers."
Graham Tomlinson, Managing Director of NDT Services Limited said: "I am very proud to have attracted the attention of such a prestigious and high profile organisation as Intertek. By joining Intertek's Industry & Assurance division NSL will have the opportunity to develop further into industries in which our highly qualified personnel have considerable expertise. The two businesses complement each other perfectly and we are looking forward to offering NDT services to Intertek's customer base. I'm sure NSL will go from strength-to-strength in both UK and European markets as part of the Intertek group."
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About NDT Services Limited (NSL)
For further details on NSL's services and capabilities please visit www.ndtservices.co.uk.