Element Metech is a leading, independent full-service provider of calibration services, validation services, dimensional inspections, and metrology consultancy. With over 70 years in the business, we provide one of the broadest and most reliable ranges of calibration services in Europe.
We operate 20 European calibration laboratories plus mobile calibration laboratories and perform calibrations on-site to meet our customers’ needs for flexibility with minimum production disruptions.
Several of our calibration laboratories are permanently located on our customers’ premises and as a calibration outsourcing partner, we are proud of our track record of long-term partnerships with our teams supporting our customers’ continuous requirements for metrological accuracy and compliance.
With focus on high quality and precision, we serve customers in a variety of sectors, including Aerospace, Defence, Transportation, Energy, Industrials and Life Sciences.
Trusted Testing Partner
Element Metech is the Calibration division of Element, the global provider of Testing, Inspection and Certification services. Learn more on Element.com.
Vice President, Calibration & Metrology Devision
General Manager, Sweden
General Manager, Finland
General Manager, Denmark
General Manager, Germany
General Manager, Czech Republic
The history of Element Metech
Our calibration business has a long and rich history dating back over 70 years, and it all started in a Swedish Air Force instrument workshop in 1947. We are the calibration division of Element, now known as Element Metech since June 2018.
Until 1994 the business was a division of FFV Aerotech. On January 1, 1994, FFV Metrology was formed as a subsidiary of FFV Aerotech, which was also the year we launched our Finnish business, FFV Mittausteknika OY.
Celsius Metech and Saab Metech
In 1998, the Celsius group acquired FFV and was renamed Celsius Metech before establishing in Denmark and Germany in 1999. In 2000, Saab acquired the Celsius group and we became Saab Metech.
In 2006, Saab signed an agreement with Bodycote International Plc on the transfer of shares in Saab Metech and its subsidiaries. At this point, Bodycote acquired a large number of test facilities around the world and Bodycote Testing Group was established. Our name became Bodycote Metech.
In 2008, the entire Bodycote Testing Group was acquired by the American private equity company CD&R. The new name became Exova and we became Exova Metech. In 2013, we established in the Czech Republic and in 2014, we moved into Norway while also expanding outside Europe into China and USA as a result of an outsourcing partnership.
Element was originally formed out of the in-house laboratories of Stork, the Dutch engineering and manufacturing company, and we trace our origins back to 1827, over 190 years ago.