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Home > Press > Intertek Acquires Measurement Science Group from Imperial Chemical Industries

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Intertek Group plc ("Intertek") has acquired from Imperial Chemical Industries PLC ("ICI"), its prestigious Measurement Science Group ("MSG") based in Teesside, UK. ICI has awarded a four year outsourcing contract to Intertek as part of the agreement. MSG enhances Intertek's advanced Analytical Services with internationally acclaimed scientific leaders in their disciplines and a comprehensive range of leading edge instrumentation. All 42 current MSG staff will transfer to Intertek from ICI.

Intertek Acquires Measurement Science Group from Imperial Chemical Industries

London, UK | Posted on August 1st, 2007

MSG operates at the Wilton Research & Development Centre in the North East of England, providing extensive measurement and consulting services to the chemical, polymer, pharmaceutical and related industries in Europe and globally.

MSG expands Intertek services by introducing new expertise and advanced measurement capabilities for polymers and plastics, composite materials, surface coatings, and adhesives. MSG is established as one of the most highly respected measurement science facilities in the UK. As part of the wider and international network of Intertek laboratories, MSG will continue to provide key services to ICI Global R&D operations. MSG becomes Intertek's flagship Technology Centre for pioneering measurement services into new areas of growth, including nanotechnology, medical devices, intelligent packaging, advanced coatings and micro-electronics.

Graeme Armstrong, ICI Senior Vice President, Technology, said: "Measurement science is critical for fulfilling ICI's Technology strategy. Through our ongoing partnership with Intertek MSG, we will have access to the best possible combination of skills available to support our needs, now and into the future."

Intertek's Senior Vice President for Analytical Services, Dr Andrew Swift, commented, "MSG is a ‘hand in glove' fit with our expanding network of advanced Analytical Service and Consulting operations, adding important new skills and technical capability into some of Intertek's fastest growing market sectors. We are delighted to be entering into a global science and technical support relationship with ICI, who have a world wide reputation for excellence in technical innovation."

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About Intertek Group plc (“Intertek”)
Intertek Group plc is a leading international provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of global and local industries through the provision of independent testing, certification and inspection services. Intertek is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ITRK). http://www.intertek.com

The Intertek Oil, Chemical & Agri division provides testing, consulting and inspection services to the global chemical, petroleum and refining industries among others. An international network of Intertek laboratories serves clients on a global basis. Services include laboratory testing, outsourcing, inspection, R&D and process science and more. http://www.intertek-cb.com

About Intertek MSG:

Measurement science and analysis facility has been a core part of ICI Research and Development for over 50 years. Analysis, characterisation, problem-solving and consultancy are offered by Intertek MSG to customers in production, product development, research and technical service. MSG clients benefit from the expertise of a team of world-class scientists applied to their problems, often in multi-technique problem-solving situations. MSG has ISO17025 accreditation and also operates some services to GLP. Other value-added services include consulting, legal services and expert witnessing. http://www.measurementscience.co.uk/

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Contacts:
Intertek Oil, Chemical and Agri Division (Caleb Brett)
VP Analytical Services Europe
Phil Norman, Ph.D., +44 (0) 151 641 1669 (UK)

or
Intertek MSG Laboratory
Managing Director Intertek MSG
Dr Simon Allen, +44(0)1642 435755 (UK)

or
Intertek Oil, Chemical and Agri Division (Caleb Brett)
Global Marketing Director
Erik Holladay, 713-407-3500 (USA)

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