Intertek Acquires US-Based Vehicle Technology Testing Lab ETEC

October 11, 2013

Detroit, MI – Intertek, the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has acquired ETEC LABS (ETEC), a leader in advanced transportation testing, including alternative energy vehicle analysis, research and demonstration projects.

“With ongoing government emphasis to increase fuel economy and reduce emissions, the acquisition of ETEC adds key energy and fleet management services to Intertek’s robust portfolio of testing and validation services for the transportation industry,” said Tim Hubbard, Senior Vice President of Transportation Technologies at Intertek. “As the alternative energy vehicle market continues to grow, the addition of ETEC’s capabilities and expertise will enable Intertek to stay ahead of the evolving needs of our clients.”

Founded in 1989, Phoenix, Ariz.-based ETEC LABS has a staff of fewer than 20 employees who provide long-term on-road performance testing of advanced vehicle technologies to help clients monitor fleet vehicles powered by fuel cells, internal combustion engines and other energy-enabling engines and motors. ETEC also conducts data analysis to assess the interaction between infrastructure, vehicles and the electric grid.

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Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers’ products, processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 36,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit

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