Element Materials Technology acquires Sherry Laboratories

Element's services include testing of composite materials.
Element's services include testing of composite materials.

This acquisition will add nearly 300 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 and gas, and power generation industries. The 66-year-old company has laboratories supporting over 6000 clients throughout Ohio, Indiana, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

Sherry’s Nadcap accredited facilities have also been approved by aerospace primes including Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Honeywell, Bombardier and GE Aviation, which further adds to Element’s own prime approvals held across a wide range of laboratories. In addition, the company serves a large number of oil & gas customers through its materials testing, petrochemical and environmental, services. The addition of these clients to our existing portfolio significantly strengthens Element’s position within the US oil & gas testing industry.
Charles Noall, President and CEO, Element Materials Technology

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

This latest deal by Element follows a number of acquisitions in the last 15 months, including MAR-TEST (Cincinnati, Ohio), Detroit Testing Laboratories (Warren, Michigan), and UK-based polymer engineering and testing specialist MERL.