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Intertek Acquires Entela Inc.

Published: Sunday, May 16, 2004 - 22:00

The ETL SEMKO division of Intertek Group plc, a provider of testing, inspection and certification, has acquired 100 percent of the issued share capital of Entela Inc., a world leader in automotive components testing and certification.

Entela will become part of the ETL SEMKO division, now offering clients an enhanced suite of testing and certification services including more comprehensive automotive components testing and certification and management systems registration.

"The addition of Entela’s automotive expertise to our existing electrical safety, EMC and performance testing means that Intertek can provide faster and more cost effective global market access to automotive components manufacturers," says Gregg Tiemann, Intertek’s president. "Clients now have access to an expanded scope of services enabling them to become more effective in a global marketplace."

Entela was founded in 1974 and has developed strong automotive parts testing capabilities. Its business is based predominantly in the United States with headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan and offices in Canada and Taiwan. Entela is led by Kim Phillipi, who has been with Entela for 20 years. Entela’s management team will continue to run the business under Intertek.

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