Smithers acquires indoor lab testing business for tyres

Smithers acquires indoor lab testing business for tyresUS testing consulting firm Smithers has announced the acquisition of the Standards Testing Laboratories’ (STL) indoor testing division in the US. The STL acquisition includes all indoor tyre and wheel testing capabilities. The STL Fabricated Machine Division and Texas operations will still be owned and operated by STL. Terms were not disclosed.

“The addition of the STL indoor testing capabilities enables Smithers to support our tyre and wheel clients with a broader portfolio of regulatory and compliance testing,” notes Jim Popio, Vice President, Smithers Materials Science and Engineering Division. “Smithers is strategically and historically connected to the tyre and wheel industries and is always looking to invest in opportunities that strengthen our ability to support clients in these spaces.”

Meanwhile, Smithers has also acquired Marine Inspections and Logistics (MIL) International, located in the Netherlands. The MIL acquisition expands Smithers testing and inspection services to include scrap steel, hot briquetted iron (HBI), and direct reduced iron (DRI).

In addition, it grows Smithers geographic reach to include Asia with sites in India and Malaysia for the commodities market.

Smithers said MIL International is an inspection and surveying service provider and brings in-depth knowledge and experience in scrap steel, metals and minerals, HBI, DRI and ferro alloys.