International Track 200

Element has adapted to local restrictions to keep most of its 200 laboratories worldwide open during the pandemic, and continue testing the safety of materials used in sectors like aerospace, transport and smart devices. Founded in 2010, it bought British rival Exova for £620 million in 2017 and opened aerospace labs in Shanghai and South Carolina in 2019, when overseas sales hit £524.4 million, the largest on the table. It is led by chief executive Jo Wetz, 44.

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Company details
Year2021
Rank161
CompanyElement
ActivityTesting services provider
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa25.19%
International sales £000s524,385
Total sales £000s643,022
Staff6,483
Founded2010
Websitewww.element.com

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