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Element’s laboratories test the safety and compliance of materials used in sectors such as aerospace, transport and oil and gas. Its customers include Ford, GE and Boeing. Led by chief executive Charles Noall, 59, the London company was formed in 2010 and bought UK rival Exova in 2017 for £620m. In 2018, it added American-based companies MTC and Orbit, and Germany’s Vohtec. Also last year, the business, which is majority-owned by the private equity firm Bridgepoint, opened laboratories in Oman and Singapore. International sales reached £334.6m in 2017.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank143
CompanyElement
ActivityTesting services provider
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa46.40%
International sales £000s334,568
Total sales £000s414,034
Staff4,003
Founded2010
Websitewww.element.com

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