Element Material Technology announced the acquisition of Sherry Laboratories, one of the largest independent materials testing businesses in the USA.

This significant transaction will add nearly 300 specialised staff and 10 facilities to Element’s existing network of 30 laboratories, making Element America’s largest dedicated materials testing company.

Sherry, headquartered in Daleville, Indiana, provides a broad range of testing services to the aerospace, oil & gas and power generation industries supporting over 6000 clients throughout Ohio, Indiana, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

The acquisition reinforces Element’s core growth objective, which is to provide an unrivalled materials testing service focused specifically on the aerospace, oil & gas, transportation and power generation sectors.

This latest deal by Element follows a number of significant acquisitions in the last fifteen months, including MAR-TEST of Cincinnati, Ohio, Detroit Testing Laboratories of Warren, Michigan, and UK-based polymer engineering and testing specialists MERL.