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Calibration & Measurement Services

We are Element Metech, a full-service provider in the field of metrology for all your tools and instruments calibration, service and administration needs, for measuring assignments and for metrological support.

We were previously Exova Metech and in June 2018 we changed our name to Element Metech.


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We are Element Metech. Element Metech exists to help make certain that our customers’ measuring operations meet their quality standards or regulatory requirements, by using thoroughly calibrated equipment. 

Our calibration and measuring services are delivered on our customers' premises and in our calibration laboratories by flexible logistics with the aim to maximize instrument access and production uptime.

Trusted Testing Partner

Element Metech is the leading independent calibration provider in Europe, and since 1947 we have been growing continuously through long-term partnerships providing metrological expertise and by outsourcing of internal calibration operations.  

Element Metech is the Calibration division of Element, the market leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification services. Learn more about Element on Element.com.


Division Management

Mats Persson
Division Director, Calibration & Testing Nordics

Leif Åström
Finance Director

Patrik Persson
Technical Director

Ad Wientjes
Sales Director

Wencke Gretenkort
Human Resource Director

Country Management

Henrik Gyllenhammar

Rami Heikkila

Bendix Christensen
Denmark, China

Thomas Etzold

Miroslava Pálková
Czech Republic

The history of Element Metech

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. 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.

FFV Aerotech

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.

Bodycote 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.

Exova 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 Metech

In June 2017, Exova Group was acquired by Element Materials Technology. We are the calibration division of Element, now known as Element Metech from June 2018.


Element Metech is a leading, independent full service provider of measurement & calibration services. With over 70 years of experience, we provide one of the broadest and most reliable ranges of calibration, accredited calibration and measurement technology services in Europe.

As a full-service provider we are the single point of contact for all our customers’ instrument calibration, service and administration needs. We are vendor independent and able to support all manufacturers and instrument types in both our laboratories and on site.

Our capabilities cover a wide range of disciplines including Measuring services, Electrical DC/LF and RF/Microwave, Dimensional, Torque & Force, Pressure & Vacuum, Mass/Weight, Temperature, Humidity, Flow, Fiber Optics, Acoustics and more.

With a focus on high quality and precision, we service customers in a variety of sectors, including Aerospace & Defence, Life Sciences, Energy and Industrials.

Dear Customer,

We are all aware of the outbreak and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) over the last months and the significant impact that it has had on people and communities across the world.

At Element Metech, we are not operationally affected at his point and our calibration laboratories are operating as normal.

For calibration requests, please contact our team and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Precautionary measures taken

We have taken several steps to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our people, our operations and by extension our customers. Most onsite services, visits to our laboratories and personal customer meetings have been postponed for the time being, but we are of course ready to assist you in our laboratories.

As a global business, and with safety as our number one value, Element recognizes the importance of responding to the Coronavirus situation in a way that ensures the safety and wellbeing of all our colleagues and their families, visitors to our locations, as well as ensuring that we play a responsible role in supporting the containment of the pandemic.

Element has two priorities: keeping our colleagues and their families as safe as we can and ensuring that we minimize disruption to operations. We have central and regional crisis management teams working with local leadership across operations, safety and HR. This ensures that we can continue to provide the support that our colleagues and customers need while taking full account of local circumstances and government guidance.

We are constantly monitoring what is a fluid situation and review all advice from the World Health Organization (WHO), national and local governments and other relevant authorities to agree the necessary actions to protect our people, communities and our business in these challenging times.

If you have immediate questions, please get in touch with your local Element Metech contact.

Best regards,
Element Metech

After a few years in Ratingen Düsseldorf, we have now completed our move to Herne in North Rhine-Westphalia. The new laboratory offers greater capacity and potential for continued growth in the NRW region. Our team is ready to take your calibration requests.

The Herne laboratory offers calibration measuring instruments, tools and gauges in a wide range of disciplines: Electronics, Length, Threads, Temperature, Humidity, Torque, Force, Mass/Scales, Pressure and more.

Our new address

Element Metech GmbH
Südstrasse 59
D-44625 Herne, NRW

Telephone: + 49 (0)23 25 90 79 111
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Contact our team for calibration requests and more information.

Dear valued customer,

On 29 June, 2017, Exova was acquired by Element Materials Technology. Since that date, the two companies have been working together to integrate our businesses into a single organization that will be known as ‘Element’ in the future. As we near the end of the integration process, we have some important news to share with you. Element’s newly combined business makes us the #1 testing provider in the global aerospace and oil & gas sectors, and a market leader in the U.S. transportation and automotive testing market. With 200 laboratories and over 6200 employees worldwide, you now have access to increased capacity, capability and expertise for all of your existing and future materials testing, product qualification testing, calibration, certification and consulting needs.


  • Effective on or around 25 June 2018 our name will change from Exova Metech to Element Metech 
  • The company organization number and VAT registration will remain unchanged
  • Please use our new name on your POs
  • Invoices will contain our new name as well
  • Test reports and certificates will have an Element Metech logo
  • Banking information will not change
  • All contracts remain valid and will not change

Please update your records accordingly.

Our name will change, but one thing that will not is our commitment to you, our client. The team at Exova is excited about joining Element as together we pursue our shared goals of becoming the best
and most trusted testing partner for your industry by providing consistent and industry-leading on-time delivery, turn-times and service. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require additional information regarding this matter. Until further notice, please keep all contact details to our teams.

Mats Persson,
Division Director, Calibration & Testing Nordics

To learn more about Element, please visit www.element.com



Element Metech has invested in a new state of the art Accelerometer Calibration System at its Linköping Laboratory. It is a fully automated system using FFT signal analysis with thorough capability for all accelerometer types.

- We are the first business in Scandinavia that are investing in a complete automated system which makes us a market leader in calibration of Acceleration & Vibration, says Johan Benett, Chief Technology Officer at Element Metech .

Element Metech has a long history of Acceleration calibration and our experts have been well trained in working with the new system. In addition to calibrating the most common accelerometer types, the system can also perform Shock Calibration and Impact Hammer Calibration.

  - The reason we are investing in a new Accelerometer Calibration System is to broaden our capabilities towards our customers, but also to be able to calibrate large quantities as the system is fully automatized concludes Johan Benett.

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Yesterday Exova became part of the Element Materials Technology Group, one of the world’s most highly respected testing and product qualification businesses.

Defence and security company Saab has completed a successful first flight of the next generation smart fighter, Gripen E. Element Metech has a long and fruitful collaboration with Saab and through our partnership we have been a key contributor to the Gripen platform and its business success. We congratulate Saab on Gripen E´s successful maiden flight and we are proud to have been a part of this achievement.

For more information about Gripen E´s first flight: http://saab.com/air/gripen-fighter-system/gripen/gripen/evolution/first-flight/

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Gripen E first flight over Linköping Friday 16 of June 2017

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