Toronto, Canada-- TÜV SÜD Canada, part of the global TÜV SÜD testing and certification organization, announces the acquisition of Innovative Testing Solutions (ITS, Newmarket, Ontario) . ITS is a diversified and experienced testing laboratory, with ISO/IEC 17025 A2LA accreditation, and provides testing of batteries and electrical components, along with environmental and mechanical life cycle testing.

Battery testing facilities within the 21,000-square-foot, climate controlled ITS lab provide abuse, durability and life cycle testing of battery cells, modules and packs. The combined talent and experience of the ITS and TÜV SÜD teams are available to support e-mobility projects, assisting with test equipment and controls development, test planning, data acquisition, testing and certification.

"The acquisition of ITS further strengthens TÜV SÜD's presence and testing capabilities in the North American market," states Karsten Xander, member of TÜV SÜD AG’s board of management and CEO & President of TÜV SÜD America.