Element Materials Technology holds grand opening of U.S. Global Business Solutions facility

People holding a ribbon preparing to cut it

(February 26, 2024 - Blue Ash)

Element Materials Technology celebrated the opening of its Global Business Solutions (GBS) facility at Landings II in Blue Ash on February 21. 

The full news release from Element is below:

Element Celebrates new Cincinnati facility with Ribbon Cutting

LONDON, UK – February 22, 2024 – Yesterday, Element Materials Technology (Element), a global provider of testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) services, officially opened its new Global Business Solutions (GBS) facility for colleagues in North America at The Landings in Blue Ash, Ohio. Over 100 colleagues and city officials joined the celebration, which featured a ribbon cutting by the Vice Mayor of Blue Ash, Katie Schneider.  

The 21,525 square foot office located on the fourth floor of the Landings II contains state-of-the-art facilities. Collaboration space, huddle rooms, an open-concept layout and abundant natural light exist throughout the space, furthered by free access to a brand-new fitness center for all colleagues, as well as covered parking and walkways, and plans for an on-site marketplace in the coming months.  

Element has doubled in size in the Americas since 2020 due to organic growth and growth from acquisitions, which total nine since 2021. The new GBS facility is set to support the company’s expansion by creating 65 new jobs worth a total payroll of $5.6 million, increasing capacity for human resources, digital technology, commercial, legal, and finance teams while streamlining efficiencies for customers and the wider supply chain.

Element’s state-of-the-art material testing laboratory based in Fairfield, Ohio, will continue to support customers out of their existing location.

Rick Sluiters, EVP Americas at Element, said: “We thank everyone who came out to celebrate with us and reiterate our thanks to the State of Ohio for their strong support. We moved into the GBS facility to aid future business growth and attract new talent and I am more confident than ever that it will exceed our expectations in doing so.”

Dan Johnson, City of Blue Ash Economic Development Director, commented: “We are excited to welcome Element to Blue Ash.  Element’s decision to open its GBS facility at the Landings is especially noteworthy due to the company’s global reach and incredible growth. The choice reinforces Blue Ash’s leading role as a welcoming, vibrant, and stable community for corporate location and investment.”

About Element Materials Technology

The Element Materials Technology Group is one of the world’s leading global providers of testing, inspection, and certification services for a diverse range of products, materials, and technologies in advanced industrial supply chains where failure in use is not an option. Headquartered in London, UK, Element’s c.9,000 scientists, engineers, and technologists, work across a global network of over 270+ laboratories, support customers from early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals, and into production ensuring their products are safe and sustainable, and achieve market access.

In 2021, Element set out its new, industry leading environmental commitments, adopting science-based targets and committing to net zero emissions across its entire global business by 2035. These environmental commitments follow Element’s achievement of the highest ESG ranking in the testing, inspection and certification industry from Sustainalytics, a global leader in ESG research and data.