SOURCE: Exova Group plc

Exova Group plc

April 12, 2016 23:13 ET

Admaterials' Customers Celebrate Exova Investment in Singapore Testing Business

SINGAPORE--(Marketwired - Apr 12, 2016) - More than 150 customers of Admaterials, a Singapore-based testing business, came together last night to celebrate the recent investment in the company made by Exova Group plc.

In February, Exova, the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, announced that it had acquired a 70% stake in Admaterials Technologies Pte Ltd (Admaterials), which provides testing in the construction sector as well as chemical, environmental and mechanical testing and certification services. 

Customers of Admaterials attended a dinner at the Marina Mandarin Hotel, with Ms Fong Pin Fen, Director for Cities, Infrastructure and Industrial Solutions, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), as guest of honour. The event was opened by Ian El-Mokadem, the global chief executive officer of Exova, who welcomed Admaterials to the Exova family and confirmed the company's ambition to make the Admaterials laboratory a centre of excellence for construction-based testing.

Admaterials has built a strong local reputation since its formation in 2008 and is now one of the leading testing businesses in Singapore's construction sector. Together with Exova's existing Singapore laboratory, which focuses on testing for the industrials, oil and gas sectors, the Admaterials laboratory will be the regional hub for the development of Exova's operations in the ASEAN region.

Exova also confirmed that it plans to invest in its testing facility in Johor, Malaysia, to enable it to deliver construction-based testing, with the local team fully supported by Admaterials' expertise from Singapore.

Matt Davies, Managing Director Middle East, Asia & Asia-Pacific, Exova, said, "It is already clear to us that Admaterials has a strong and loyal customer base. We are delighted to welcome them and look forward to working together to continue meeting their testing needs."

Lu Jin Ping, Managing Director of Admaterials, said, "This dinner was an opportunity to introduce our customers to Exova and to thank them for their continued business. With their support, I am confident we can continue growing the Admaterials business in Singapore and more broadly across the region."

"With Asia's increasing expenditure on infrastructure, Exova's global network and Admaterials' strong expertise in construction testing, we look forward to greater growth opportunities for both companies," said Ms Fong Pin Fen, Director, Cities, Infrastructure and Industrial Solutions, Singapore EDB. "We are confident this partnership will further strengthen the vibrancy of the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) sector in Singapore."

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