A new agreement between Element Materials Technology (Element) and
Rolls-Royce will provide Element’s customers with access to the cutting-edge
rig and component test capability and engineering expertise of Rolls-Royce
Building on a decade-long relationship between the two companies, the
agreement sees Element expand its current capabilities to provide its
customers with a much broader range of testing. The unrivaled capabilities
of the Rolls-Royce test facility include unique materials testing, such as
multiaxial fatigue capabilities, composite component vibration and
large-scale spin testing.
Rolls-Royce has made a significant investment in its high-end test
facilities and this agreement will open up access to customers from a wide
range of end markets such as aerospace, energy, automotive and agriculture.
Matt Hopkinson, EVP EMEAA at Element, said: “We have a proud history of
supporting Rolls-Royce’s core businesses and I am delighted that we have
been able to further cement our relationship through this agreement. The
combination of testing capabilities, including those unique to Rolls-Royce,
offers Element customers an attractive package of services across multiple
sectors, and gives them access to an even broader suite of services under
our industry leading one-stop-shop approach to account management. This is a
real win-win for both companies and our customers across the world.”
Andreas Pelz, Head of Development & Experimental Engineering, Dahlewitz at
Rolls-Royce, said: “We are excited to enter into this agreement with Element
to provide the same high quality testing capabilities and service to Element
customers that we use every day to test Rolls-Royce’s engines, materials and
components. This will allow us to use Element’s recognized direct route to
market to explore opportunities and offer new capabilities to market for the
benefit of our customers.”
The Element Materials Technology Group is one of the world’s leading global
providers of testing, inspection and certification services for a diverse
range of materials, products and technologies in advanced industrial supply
chains where failure is not an option. Headquartered in London, UK,
Element’s team of more than 6,000 expert scientists, engineers and
technicians operate from around 200 locations across five continents,
delivering an extensive range of solutions to customers in critical
industries including aerospace, connected technologies, construction,
defense, energy, environmental, life sciences and transportation.
In 2021 Element Digital Engineering was launched, moving Element a step
closer to being a leader in engineering simulation, modelling, data science
and artificial intelligence to solve complex industrial challenges.
About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc
Rolls-Royce pioneers the power that matters to connect, power and protect
society. We have pledged to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in our
operations by 2030 (excluding testing) and joined the UN Race to Zero
campaign in 2020, affirming our ambition to play a fundamental role in
enabling the sectors in which we operate achieve net zero carbon by 2050.
Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than
400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces and navies, and more
than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
Annual underlying revenue was £11.76 billion in 2020 and we invested £1.25
billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 28
University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the
forefront of scientific research.