UL, a global safety science leader, announced the acquisition of Wintech Testing and Certification, a Telford, UK-based firm that provides testing and certification services to architects, building owners, manufacturers and others across the built environment community. The acquisition strengthens UL’s expertise in the field of building envelope evaluation, testing and certification, and offers greater access to global markets.
Wintech Testing and Certification is a privately-owned firm that offers testing and certification services to the building envelope market. Their laboratory facilities are accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
“Working as one, UL and Wintech Testing and Certification will continue to grow the vision that has brought us together, that of becoming a global leader in the field of building envelope evaluation, testing and certification,” said Kevin Faltin, Vice President of UL Building and Life Safety Technologies division.
Wintech’s employees will join and strengthen UL’s existing building envelope team. The group’s building science thought leadership and global centre of excellence will be based out of the Telford, UK headquarters. The transaction closed on June 28, 2019. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.