WH Scott & Son Engineers Expands Its Reach with Acquisition of Metlab

WH Scott & Son Engineers Expands Its Reach with Acquisition of Metlab

  • 18-10-2023
  • 01:51 pm

WH Scott & Son Engineers, an expert in lifting and engineering for 126 years, is pleased to announce its recent acquisition of Metlab Ltd, a renowned leader of non-destructive testing (NDT), construction materials testing (CMT), and accredited third-party certification of weld procedures and tests in steel and polymer products.

The acquisition of Metlab is a testament to WH Scott’s commitment to delivering innovative products and services to its clients and comes just one year after the successful purchase of London-based elevator roping company, ReRopes, bringing the group to over 190 full-time employees.

Set up in 1982, Metlab is a leading provider of engineering inspection, NDT and CMT services, working within a range of industries including petrochemical, pharmaceutical, utility, civil construction, and manufacturing. With this acquisition, WH Scott gains access to Metlab’s extensive expertise and state-of-the-art equipment, allowing them to provide even more advanced and specialised services to their clients.

“We are thrilled to welcome Metlab into the WH Scott family,” said Patrick Doyle, WH Scott Managing Director. “This strategic acquisition aligns perfectly with our vision of enhancing our capabilities and serving our clients better. Metlab’s extensive experience within NDT and CMT will undoubtedly enhance our ability to provide high-quality engineering and fabrication solutions to a broader range of industries.

Metlab is a recognised third-party organisation appointed by the Irish government and is notified on the EU NANDO register under legislation 2014/68/EU pressure equipment. Solidifying its place as a leading provider of high-quality services, Metlab also holds ISO/IEC 17020 inspection body, 17024 certification of persons and 17025 laboratory testing accreditations.

“We have worked with WH Scott for several years,” explained Metlab Managing Director, Jim Humphreys. “And their synergies are very close to our own in terms of values around integrity, safety, quality, and customer care. So, when the opportunity arose to be a part of their group, we didn’t think twice.”