Exova Metech, the specialist calibration and metrology division of Exova Group plc, has agreed an outsourcing deal with Sartorius-Werkzeuge, a leading provider of precision tool support services, to become its preferred supplier of calibration services.
Exova Metech will now take over Sartorius-Werkzeuge’s in-house calibration operation in Ratingen, Düsseldorf and will undertake the transfer of technology assets and six skilled personnel as part of the long term agreement.
With four existing calibration laboratories in Germany, the move will broaden Exova Metech’s capabilities and support access to new customers and markets across the country. It will also strengthen the company’s position as the leading third-party calibration provider in the Rhein-Ruhr region.
Hans Åberg, managing director of Exova Metech, said: “Our deal with Sartorius-Werkzeuge underlines our position as one of the leading providers of technically demanding calibration services to German industry. This move extends our ability to support customers in new and existing markets and confirms our ambitions to extend the reach of our company through strategic acquisitions and alliances.”
Hans Plattes, managing director at Sartorius-Werkzeuge commented: “Operating in the precision tool market our customers demand the highest standards of calibration services and our deal with Exova Metech secures the best partner for them. We will now be able to offer Exova Metech’s services to new and existing customers, confident they will receive the highest standards of technical service.”
Sartorius-Werkzeuge, part of the global Würth Group, was formed in 1879 and employs over 180 personnel. It is headquartered in Ratingen, Germany and supports customers in the machining tool and machining industries.
Exova is one of the world’s leading laboratory-based testing groups, trusted by organisations to test and advise on the safety, quality and performance of their products and operations. Headquartered in Edinburgh, UK, Exova operates 118 permanent facilities in 23 countries and employs more than 3,800 people throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia/Asia Pacific.
Exova’s capabilities help to extend asset life, bring predictability to applications, and shorten the time to market for customers’ products, processes and materials.With over 90 years’ experience, Exova specialises in testing across a number of key sectors from health sciences to aerospace, transportation, oil and gas, fire and construction.
Exova Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information please go to www.exova.com.
Exova Metech is headquartered in Sweden and employs more than 350 personnel in 23 locations including Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Czech Republic and the US, serving customers in sectors including energy, aerospace, defence, telecom, general engineering, life science and transportation.