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Intertek invests £800 000 in corrosion and materials technology centre

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Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has invested a further £800 000 in its Manchester corrosion and materials centre to offer world-leading facilities for innovative research, consulting and testing services.

Production and Integrity Assurance (P&IA), part of Intertek Exploration and Production, announced a £1.2 million investment in the centre last year and has since expanded the site to 40 000 ft2, making it one of the largest integrated materials engineering consultancy and testing facilities in the world. It has now been re-named ‘The Manchester Technology Centre’.

This latest investment has enabled P&IA to integrate its specialist consultancy, corrosion management, infrastructure, asset integrity and production chemistry facilities into one purpose-built centre of excellence, to answer increasing demand for these services worldwide.

Gareth John, Director of Consulting Services at Intertek P&IA, said “Investing in The Manchester Technology Centre will enhance our failure investigation, materials evaluation and testing capabilities.

This state of the art facility, with industry leading expertise and equipment under one roof, also places Intertek in an ideal position to conduct specialist investigations, including innovative research and development programmes.

In addition, it will enable us to provide superior customer service to our clients in the areas of corrosion and materials testing.”

Intertek P&IA has provided global corrosion and materials solutions for over 40 years, supporting organisations across a range of industries including chemical, pharmaceutical, power generation, oil and gas, transportation and infrastructure.

Adapted from a press release by David Bizley

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