Element Hengelo
Our Origins

A young brand with a strong heritage

Element is little more than a decade old, but can trace its origins back to 1827. With roots based in industrial testing and measurement  in the Victorian era, Element businesses have been involved in materials and product testing that gave the world the Model T ford, put Concorde into the skies and has helped keep Venice afloat. 

Element was formed in 2010, after a management buy-out of the testing division of the Netherlands-based Stork Engineering Group, backed by 3i Group plc. Starting with 860 people in 27 laboratories, the Group has grown dramatically in the last ten years, as many organisations have moved their testing requirements to specialist providers.

Over 9,000 employees in over 270 laboratories.

With over 9,000 Engaged Experts in over 270 facilities in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia, we are the 'go to team' for all of your testing, inspection, certification and calibration needs.

55,000 customers worldwide

We support thousands of customers in a diverse range of market-leading scientific, technical, and engineering industries where product innovation and quality are of paramount importance, and where failure in use is not an option.


Over 1,000 accreditations and approvals

We are one of the most accredited organizations in the TIC sector. These are an independent endorsement of the quality of service we deliver, which enables us to make certain that the materials and products we test are safe, compliant and fit for purpose.