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TUV SUD America Inc. Acquires EST Testing Solutions of Michigan.

DANVERS, Mass. -- TE[pounds sterling]V SE[pounds sterling]D America Inc., a global testing and certification services firm, announces the acquisition of EST Testing Solutions, an environmental and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing organization specializing in providing services to the automotive and furniture industries.

"The strategic acquisition of EST will further strengthen TE[pounds sterling]V SE[pounds sterling]D America's growing environmental and EMC testing capabilities, adding additional knowledge and expertise with four locations throughout the Michigan area," stated Stefan P. Butz, CEO, TE[pounds sterling]V SE[pounds sterling]D America Inc. "Our growing network of testing laboratories and services enables clients to conveniently test their products and demonstrate their commitment to quality in building safe and reliable products. EST's focus on providing local, fast dependable service in a professional atmosphere makes this acquisition a significant addition to the TE[pounds sterling]V SE[pounds sterling]D America suite of services. We are excited to continue our strategy of providing 'added value' to our customers and expand our service portfolio with new strategic lab locations."

"Today, EST's customers are becoming more globally focused," stated Steve Dykstra, President, EST Testing Solutions. "The synergy between TE[pounds sterling]V SE[pounds sterling]D America and EST allows us to expand our service portfolio and better serve our clients by providing a broader range of services from facilities not only throughout the U.S., but the world."

About TE[pounds sterling]V SE[pounds sterling]D America Inc.

TE[pounds sterling]V SE[pounds sterling]D America Inc., a subsidiary of TE[pounds sterling]V SE[pounds sterling]D AG, Munich, Germany, is a leading globally recognized testing and certification organization that provides electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), environmental testing and product safety services, CE Marking assistance, NRTL and SCC certification, and performs European Union Notified Body services for a variety of EU directives. Additionally, TE[pounds sterling]V offers a full suite of globally recognized Management System certification services including ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. For more information please visit

About EST Testing Solutions

EST Testing Solutions, with four locations throughout Michigan, is a privately owned organization headquartered in Holland MI. Founded in 1981, EST provides engineering test services and test equipment that create real-world environments for the automotive, aerospace, defense, furniture, and electronics industries. Services include: Thermal shock, vibration, environmental, mechanical and electrical durability, EMC testing and more. Locations include A2LA accredited facilities in: Holland, Plymouth, Auburn Hills, and Clinton Township, Michigan. For more information, please visit
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