Tom Keighley

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Intertek Group make European engine testing acquisition

London-headquartered safety firm, Intertek Group plc has bought engine testing firm, Tickford Test Technology Limited.

Tickford is a privately owned firm which was once part of the Aston Martin group before Intertek paid £5.5m on December 31, 2012.

Wolfhart Hauser, CEO at Intertek, commented: “Tickford is an excellent addition to the range of services Intertek supplies to manufacturers of engines, fuels and lubricants.

“Combining this highly reputable testing company with the similar services we provide from other locations will enable us to continue to provide a first class service on a global basis to our customers, especially as demands for engine improvements continue to increase. I am delighted to welcome the company to Intertek.”

Tickford test petrol and diesel engines for manufacturers, looking at durability, performance and catalyst effectiveness, along with fuel and lubricant efficiency for government and industry standards.

Strengthening regulations in the EU have boosted demand for Tickford’s services, and the acquisition will give Intertek the ability to perform in the European market, offering services already supported in the US and Asia.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Tom Keighley .

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