OREANDA-NEWS. Exova Group plc (EXO.L), the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, has signed a five-year long term agreement with B?hler Schmiedetechnik GmbH. The new contract extends a relationship spanning more than a decade.

The deal will see Exova provide material testing programmes on high grade forged aerospace alloy components for use in aircraft engines and structural airframes.

The testing will be conducted at Exova's aerospace laboratory in Plze?, Czech Republic and will include fatigue and fracture mechanics and a range of specialist metallurgical and mechanical testing.

Florian Humer, strategic procurement external services manager for B?hler commented:

"The aerospace sector demands the highest quality and technical standards and Exova has proven itself capable of meeting our rigorous testing demands.  Extending our relationship supports our work to advance the development and application of specialist aerospace alloys."

Stuart Abbs, European director of aerospace for Exova, said:

"The new contract with B?hler underlines Exova's position as a leading provider of technically demand services to the aerospace sector.  We have made significant investment in the capabilities and capacity of our Plze? facility ensuring we can meet the current and future needs of B?hler and the global aerospace supply chain."


Exova is one of the world's leading laboratory-testing groups, trusted by organisations to test and advise on the safety, quality and performance of their products and operations.

Exova operates 118 permanent facilities in 23 countries and employs more than 3,800 people throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia/Asia Pacific.  Exova's capabilities help to extend asset life, bring predictability to applications, and shorten the time to market for customers' products, processes and materials.

In aerospace, Exova supports commercial and military primes and their global supply chains via a network of 13 Nadcap approved laboratories worldwide (more than any other independent testing group).  It also holds approvals from all major OEMs.  It specialises in the provision of mechanical, non-destructive and chemical testing programmes for aerospace composites, alloys and ceramics.