LONDON, UK — Element's Huntington Beach laboratory was awarded the 2017 Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award (BPEA) – an annual accolade which recognizes superior supplier performance.

Element Huntington Beach achieved this superior supplier status by maintaining a Gold composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017, highlighting its commitment to excellence in aerospace testing and customer service.

The laboratory is one of only 85 suppliers to be awarded the Gold level of recognition, with a further 329 suppliers receiving the Silver level.

Rick Sluiters, EVP for aerospace, Element, added, "We are delighted to receive this award from Boeing and confirm our commitment to provide superior customer service and continue investing in technical resources, equipment and capacity to maintain our position as the world's most trusted testing partner.’’

Element is the number one provider of aerospace testing services in the world, with laboratories located in the Americas and Europe, that provide a comprehensive range of materials testing, product qualification testing and calibration services for the industry. With 31 Nadcap accredited laboratories, the highest of any independent materials testing company in the world, services include metallographic evaluations; fatigue and fracture toughness testing; creep and stress rupture testing; non-destructive testing; EMI/EMC testing; and hydraulics and pneumatics.

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