Materials Technology Group Acquires Nadcap/ISO Accredited Lab

A global provider of a comprehensive range of materials and product qualification test, inspection and certification services recently announced the acquisition of a Nadcap and ISO 17025 accredited laboratory headquartered near Cleveland, Ohio.

Element Materials Technology (Element) acquired Orbit Industries, Inc. (Orbit) strengthening its leadership position in non-destructive testing (NDT) for the aerospace industry.

Charles Noall, president and CEO of Element

With over 30 prime approvals, Orbit, which also operates out of four other satellite inspection facilities across Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York, specializes in ultrasonic, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle and chemical processing for raw materials, semi-finished and finished products, including landing gear components, airfoils, and aluminum wheels.

“We are delighted to welcome Orbit, a world-class inspection facility, to the Element Group,” said Charles Noall, president and CEO of Element. “In the past few years, we have invested heavily in expanding our NDT platform in order to meet the strong-ramp up in engine and structure production that the aerospace industry is experiencing. The addition of Orbit complements our existing aerospace NDT facilities in California, Connecticut, Houston, Portland and Monterrey, Mexico, strengthening our footprint, capacity, and capabilities and enabling us to deliver cost savings for our clients.’”

John Alexandrovic, CEO, Orbit

“Since our formation in 1965, we have become one of the leading providers of NDT services to aerospace primes and Tier 1 suppliers in the United States,” said John Alexandrovic, CEO, Orbit.” We see partnering with Element as an opportunity to expand our capabilities and capacity so we can continue to offer our customers testing solutions of the best quality, lead time and price in the industry.”

Element is one of the world’s leading providers of aerospace non-destructive testing services to the global aerospace sector. Its facilities across the Americas and Europe specialize in the latest state-of-the-art testing and inspection services, including high-demand services such as digital x-ray, immersion ultrasonic, and etching services.


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