From 15 January 2017, Element Metech has taken over the calibration activities at Semco Maritime and will also be Semco Maritime's preferred partner within the calibration of measuring equipment and associated services worldwide.
The take-over is the result of a long-term relationship between the two companies as well as Element Metech 's ability to adjust and develop its services on a constantly developing market. In connection with the take-over, Element Metech will continue their activities in the instrument calibration laboratory at Staget in Esbjerg from where three employees will maintain the service to all current customers.
Lars Christensen, vice president of Semco Maritime, explains: "We have cooperated with Element Metech for many years and this agreement ensures the best partner for us on calibration, but also a strong and dedicated owner of the instrument calibration laboratory. By outsourcing our calibration activities, we ensure that our focus and resources are in the right place. We have always been very satisfied with and proud of our instrument calibration laboratory which has serviced our customers with great professionalism and high technical competence. This development must be in place in order to continue and become stronger."
Bendix Christensen, CEO of Element Metech , says: "The agreement with Semco Maritime confirms our position as one of the leading providers of technically demanding services to the energy sector as well as the ability to listen to our customers' requirements and needs. By establishing ourselves in Esbjerg - the centre of the energy sector in Denmark - we have the possibility to offer our broad palette of services to even more companies within this sector. Currently, we offer a free instrument control system, collection and delivery of the measuring equipment in our own vehicles, on-site calibration at the customer's premises and many other associated services. We look forward to being able to spread these services out to current as well as future customers of the instrument calibration laboratory."
At the end of October our site in Arboga, Sweden, was appointed by National Instruments as one of their Certified Service Centers. This means that NI are going to channel all their customers equipment from the Nordic region to our facility in Arboga for calibration services. We are very happy for the confidence NI has given us, and we hope that with our expertise and skills we will have a long and productive partnership.
Element Metech is pleased to announce that it has received the prestigious Volvo Cars Quality Excellence Award (VQE).
The award is given annually to suppliers in recognition of their commitment to deliver and maintain the high standards and requirements set by Volvo Cars.
Peter Engberg, managing director, Element Metech , said: “We are very proud to recieve the VQE award. It is confirmation of our strong and successful relationship with Volvo which has lasted for over 30 years. The award further underlines Element Metech as an industry leader.”
Element Metech has supplied calibration and consulting services to Volvo since 1984. To receive the VQE Award Element Metech also had excellent performance in different operational areas such as customer service standards, logistics and certification.
The award was presented during a ceremony at Volvo Cars in Gothenburg, Sweden, on the 28January 2016.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Element Metech as Anritsu´s certified service partner in Sweden. This certification means that Element Metech will be providing OEM backed calibration and repair services on Anritsu products.
Murray Coleman, Head of Customer Service for EMEA said “we are extremely confident that this partnership will provide our customers with a high level of customer satisfaction based on the existing strengths of Element Metech and the close support and product knowledge of Anritsu”.
“We are very pleased that Anritsu has chosen Element Metech as their certified service provider in Sweden. With this partnership, our technical skills on Anritsu instruments will be further advanced and include the latest products thereby reinforcing our position as the calibration and maintenance specialist for electrical instruments in Sweden” said Mats Persson, General Manager of Element Metech AB.
Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com) has been a provider of innovative communications solutions for more than 110 years. The company's test and measurement solutions include wireless, optical, microwave/RF and digital instruments, operations support systems and solutions that can be used during R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. With the addition of OSS monitoring solutions it has expanded its offering to provide complete solutions for existing and next-generation wireline and wireless communication systems and service providers. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.
Element Metech has agreed an outsourcing deal with Sartorius-Werkzeuge, a leading provider of precision tool support services, to become its preferred supplier of calibration services.
Element 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 Element 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 Element 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 Element Metech secures the best partner for them. We will now be able to offer Element 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.
Element Metech has acquired the calibration operations of Raufoss Offshore in Norway. The acquisition follows as a next step in Element Metech 's positive trend and expansion, further extending our geographical reach in the European market for metrological services.
The move will see the transfer of technology assets and seven skilled personnel to Element Metech , with operations remaining in the current facility in Raufoss Industrial Park, north of Oslo.
Raufoss Offshore provides metrological services to customers in the Norwegian defence, transportation and oil & gas industries. As part of the deal, Element Metech will also take on the provision of metrological services to divisions within Raufoss Offshore itself.
- The acquisition establishes Element Metech as the leading provider of metrological services in the Nordic area, following our geographical expansion over the past years. Norway is a natural next step for us and we see potential growth for this business in both current customer partnerships by implementing the even wider Element Metech service concept, but also by expansion to other sectors, said Hans Åberg, managing director of Element Metech .
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Element Metech has signed a new contract with the leading defence and security company Saab, worth up to £20 million over five years.
Image: Magnus Strömer, head of group procurement at Saab, and Hans Åberg, managing director of Element Metech .
The agreement, which comes into effect 1 April, 2014, is an extension of the previous long-term agreement where Element Metech was selected as Saab's preferred supplier in the field of calibration and metrology. The contract further confirms Element Metech 's position as one of the leading providers of technically demanding services to the defence and technology industries.
Element Metech will provide services including calibration and maintenance of measurement tools and instruments. The initial work will be mainly within Sweden but, as the contract is for global services, there are plans for a further roll out beyond Sweden.
Magnus Strömer, head of group procurement at Saab, said: "Our extended cooperation with Element Metech will continue to improve resource use and reduce our total costs in this area through the handling and servicing of our measuring equipment. The renewed partnership also means we will always have a critical eye on our own measurement operations through Element Metech 's long standing experience and expertise."
Hans Åberg, managing director of Element Metech , said: "Saab is a world-renowned company and expects the very best in technically demanding services. This renewed long term contract demonstrates that they can rely on our capabilities and our commitment to delivering a service aligned to the needs of the advanced aerospace and defence sectors."
Element Metech , the calibration and metrology division of Exova, the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, has won an outsourcing deal with the leading wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas, to become its preferred supplier of calibration services.
Element Metech will now acquire the Vestas in-house calibration capability, which will see the transfer of technology assets and an initial 18 skilled personnel as part of a long-term agreement to be the sole provider of calibration services across the globe.
Element Metech , which itself has over 15 years' experience in wind turbine calibration, has acquired operations in Lem, Denmark and Denver, USA and has agreed to acquire a calibration operation in China later in 2014. The deal gives Element Metech the ability to extend its support to the Vestas business, as well as growing its global footprint and creating opportunities with new and existing customers worldwide.
The move comes about as a result of a long-term relationship between the two companies and the ability of Element Metech to apply its flexible operating model to meet directly the needs of Vestas.
Hans Åberg, managing director of Element Metech , comments: "Our deal with Vestas confirms our position as one of the leading providers of technically demanding services to the wind turbine industry. This move underlines our ability to deliver flexible solutions for customers as well as our ambitions to extend our global footprint through strategic acquisitions and alliances."
Nicola Gianluca Raimondi, senior manager QSE incident management and head of calibration at Vestas comments: "We have worked with Element Metech for many years and this deal secures the best calibration partner for our business. By outsourcing our calibration services, we can better focus on our core activities while maintaining the highest levels of technical service in this critical discipline."
Element Metech , the calibration and metrology division of Exova, the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, has acquired GSMobile Calibration of the Czech Republic. The move will facilitate growth of the Element Metech business into a range of new sectors in Eastern Europe.
GSMobile Calibration is an ISO 17025 accredited calibration service provider specialising in RF and Microwave, supporting the telecoms and electronics sectors within the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine, Romania and Poland. The business brings expertise which will strengthen and broaden the capabilities of Element Metech within these markets and creates a platform for the company's ambitious expansion plans.
The acquisition gives Element Metech access to additional skills and technologies including a unique implant model which enables the delivery of calibration services within the customers' own premises. It also represents significant expansion of the Element Metech footprint and follows on from other strategic acquisitions earlier this year in Sweden.
Growth in demand for calibration within the telecoms and electronics industries is being seen across the world, while this move also allows Element Metech to diversify further into the aerospace, automotive transportation and defence sectors within Central and Eastern Europe. The acquisition will sit alongside the existing Exova operation within the Czech Republic which offers specialist materials testing services to the aerospace industry.
Hans Åberg, managing director of Element Metech , comments: "GSMobile Calibration sits well in the portfolio of technically demanding services that Element Metech already provides within RF and Microwave calibration and metrology. The operation complements our level of quality and innovation, and creates a one stop shop for new and existing customers in Eastern Europe.
"The acquisition of GSMobile Calibration confirms our commitment to the continued extension of our geographical footprint through strategic acquisitions in growth markets".
GSMobile Calibration was established in 2004 by founder, Drew Nimmo and two business partners and was the first UKAS (now CAI) accredited facility for RF and Microwave measurement in the Czech Republic.
We welcome new and existing GSMobile Calibration customers to Element Metech , and the GSMobile skilled staff to join the Element Metech team. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Exova METECH and Teknologisk Institutt, TI, in Norway (The National Institute of Technology) and has signed a contract wherby Exova METECH acquires the calibration operations from Teknologisk Lab in Sweden.
"The purpose of the acquisition is to expand and broaden Element Metech capabilities, expertise and business portfolio," said Hans Åberg, Managing Director of Element Metech . "Through this acquisition it is important for us to take advantage of the experience and expertise available within Teknologisk Lab, and work together to offer an even wider and enhanced range of services in the field of calibration and measurement technology."
The business is located at Stockholm Arlanda airport and includes expanded capabilities in areas such as electrical calibration of DC/LF and RF/Microwave, as well as calibration of fiber optic equipment, torque, pressure, temperature and more.
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