East Mids quality assurance firm swoops for German rival

Andre Lacroix

Intertek, the quality assurance provider which has offices in Leicester, Derby and Lincolnshire, has bought German firm KJ Tech Services.

KJ Tech Services is a provider of vehicle, component, lubrication and fuel testing services.

KJ Tech, founded in 1989, is based in Griesheim and employs around 100 people. The business generated revenues of approximately €9.7m in 2016.

André Lacroix, chief executive afficer of Intertek, said: “As the automotive industry develops increasingly more complex technologies and environmental regulations become more stringent, the testing of vehicles, components and lubricants in all types of driving conditions becomes increasingly more important. KJ Tech’s services are therefore highly complementary to Intertek’s existing in-lab validation service offerings. With its longstanding experience and track record of excellent customer service we are delighted to welcome the KJ Tech team to Intertek.”

Intertek’s head office is in London.

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