An advanced materials firm has committed $8 million to expand in the United States.

Element Materials Technology, headquartered in London, offers testing, inspection and certification services for a diverse range of products, materials and technologies in advanced industrial supply chains. 

Element’s 9,000 scientists, engineers and technologists work across a global network of over 270+ laboratories to support customers from early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, ensuring their products are safe and sustainable.

It will now expand further in the Cincinnati region with a new functional support centre for North America at The Landings in Blue Ash, Ohio on a 10-year lease agreement. The investment is set to create 65 new jobs.

Element already has a presence in Cincinnati: its Fatigue Testing Center of Excellence in Fairfield claims to have been a world leader in testing metal and ceramic materials for over 40 years, supporting customers across industries including aerospace, transportation and medical devices.

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“A new central location for functional support [human resources, information technology, commercial, legal and finance] will bolster our 3,600+ strong workforce in America and free up space to expand customer operations at our existing location,” said Rick Sluiters, EVP Americas at Element.

“With our rich history in the region and strong support from the State of Ohio, the decision to select Cincinnati as the destination for our North American functional support centre made strategic sense.”

The State of Ohio and JobsOhio collaborated to provide support through a Job Creation Tax Credit.

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