Exova, the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, has acquired Catalyst Environmental Limited, the leading stack emissions testing specialist in the UK and Ireland.  

The company, which will become Exova Catalyst, will add six facilities and 58 personnel to Exova’s existing network of over 3,600 specialists worldwide and will further extend the company’s range of environmental testing services which include air, water and soil.  

Specialist stack emissions services offered include landfill gas sampling, continuous emissions monitoring, annual surveillance testing, dispersion pattern modelling and lab testing of physical and chemical samples and emissions.

Exova Catalyst 2Demand for stack emissions and wider environmental testing is predicted to grow as new domestic and international legislation is introduced, creating significant opportunities for specialist testing as authorities and organisations worldwide seek to ensure compliance.  

Established in 2008, Catalyst has grown rapidly from a single team in Stockport to seventeen specialist teams working from six locations across the UK and Eire (East Kilbride, Stockport, Rotherham, Swindon, Caerphilly and Dublin).  The company is fully accredited by both MCERTS (Environment Agency's Monitoring Certification Scheme for emissions to air, land and water) and UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service).

Mike Pooley, European managing director for Exova, comments: “We are constantly striving to increase our provision of technically demanding services. Catalyst is a recognised leader in its field and this move will allow us to develop further the specialist stack testing capabilities we provide in Europe, Americas and Middle East.

“This is the latest in a number of acquisitions we have made in recent months and further underlines our commitment to both grow our global footprint and to extend our range of capabilities and the number of customers we can support”.

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