New connected technologies centre of excellence opens in Guildford

Simon Barrowcliff, senior technical specialist at Element
Simon Barrowcliff, senior technical specialist at Element

Element Materials Technology, a global provider of testing, inspection, and certification services, has hosted the opening of its new $10m ‘Connected Technologies Center of Excellence’ in Guildford, Surrey.

The 25,000ft2 facility has been constructed to support the latest advancements in consumer electronics, medical devices, and wireless industries in Europe and beyond, by creating more capacity for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), radio and wireless testing, and introducing Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) testing to Element’s service portfolio in Europe.

In attendance were Element customers, suppliers, technical experts, and special guests including Lord Jamie Lindsay, chair of UKAS; Jonathan Lord, MP for Woking; and representatives from the Surrey Chambers of Commerce. Visitors joined together for an official ribbon cutting, an exclusive tour of the site, plus demonstrations from Element’s experts.

Element Surrey Hills is a purpose-built location fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure. It joins the organisation’s existing 44 connected technologies and mobility facilities in the UK, US, Germany, South Korea, and Japan, and its team of over 1,200 technology experts. The company’s connected technologies and mobility services span mobile and cellular devices, consumer electronics, the Internet of Things (IoT), telecommunications regulatory services, medical devices, automotive, and more.

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, Element’s 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 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.


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