Global testing group Exova has acquired UK-based environmental testing specialist Environmental Evaluation Limited (EEL). The deal extends Exova’s geographical reach and capabilities within the UK, as well as opening up growth opportunities in new market segments, the company says.
EEL offers asbestos management services for the nuclear decommissioning industry. The company also provides specialist asbestos testing and inspection to a range of private and public sector customers, along with stack emissions testing, occupational hygiene advisory services, and health & safety training.
Demand for environmental testing has increased as organizations aim to meet increasingly stringent national and international regulations, says Exova. The acquisition of ELL brings new, scalable capabilities to Exova’s existing environmental testing business, and allows the company to provide a wider range of services to existing customers and to access new markets, the company says.