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Liberty launches testing facility to support UK manufacturing

Liberty House, Britain’s fastest growing metals and industrials business, has expanded its service portfolio by establishing a new UKAS-accredited materials testing facility at Willenhall in the West Midlands.

Manufacturing businesses across the country will benefit from the range of expertise at the new laboratory, which draws upon decades of technical experience from within Liberty’s own network of manufacturing and engineering enterprises.

The facility, which provides mechanical, spectrographic and chemical testing and analysis, will specialise in fast turnaround services for a wide range of manufacturing businesses.

Liberty House will open a new materials testing facility at Willenhall / Picture: Liberty House


Liberty Testing Technologies, as it will be known, has been fully accredited by industry-leading body UKAS to provide services including hardness, impact, tensile and chemical testing to manufacturing customers serving sectors serving such as oil and gas, aerospace, automotive, construction, marine, yellow goods and metals.

The business, which has a fully-equipped materials testing laboratory, also provides services such as collections and next-day certification in order to fast-track quality assurance processes.

Liberty Testing Technologies plans to expand the service further next year with the addition of a specialist metallurgical testing lab.

Over the past two years Liberty has been one of the UK’s fastest growing metals and industrial businesses and now employs over 5,500 people at around 30 sites nationwide.

Douglas Dawson, Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Industries Group, said: “Our business has a significant and growing product and service offering to customers that manufacture safety and performance-critical products. It’s natural therefore that we should use our knowledge and experience to expand the scope of what we provide to the market.

“We have a significant amount of testing expertise which we already use to support our own metals and engineering companies in the Liberty group, so we are now making this high-calibre service available more widely across industry.”

Liberty Industries Group CEO, Douglas Dawson / Picture: Liberty House