The acquisition will add around 340 employees operating in 16 countries, bringing Exova’s network of specialists worldwide to over 4,400. The move will also extend the company’s range of certification services and markets served, and expand both capacity and capabilities in building product testing.
BM TRADA generates revenues in excess of £20 million. The company has built a strong reputation in the industry, with over 80 years operating in the testing, inspection and certification market.
It provides accredited certification services to all major management system standards, chain of custody and sustainable supply chain certification, product and service certification and CE marking. It also provicdes a variety of building materials and system testing.
Exova and BM TRADA have complementary offerings through cetification schemes, all of which will be retained.
John Willox, Managing Director of Building Products and Certification with Exova, commented: The acquisition of BM TRADA extends our existing certification services, creating a truly global offering and broadening our support to customers in new growth sectors and markets worldwide.
The acquisition also expands our range of building products testing and extends our global reach into eight new countries. I believe we are bringing together two great companies who will now work as one to provide value-added services to our customers worldwide.
We have now successfully integrated a number of businesses into our Group. This deal further underlines our strategy of extending the reach of our business and developing our service offering through strategic acquisitions in existing and related markets worldwide.
Exova BM TRADA,
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