Fifth acquisition in 18 months for construction consulting and testing services group

Leicester-headquartered construction consulting and testing services business Construction Testing Solutions (CTS) has acquired West Midlands-based measurement services firm GT Certification for an undisclosed amount.

The deal is the fifth in a series of recent swoops by CTS following its acquisition of CGL Limited in November 2020, Nicholls Colton in February 2021, Silkstone Environmental in August 2021 and Mason Evans in January 2022.

GT Certification, which specializes in construction materials testing and torque and force calibration services, is based at Tipton. The company employs 39 people and operates nationwide.

CTS CEO Phil Coles said: “I’m delighted to welcome the GT Certification team to the CTS Group. Continuing to grow our capabilities and expand our portfolio while at the same time growing and further strengthening our client relationships across our business is critical to our ongoing success and is at the very heart of our strategy. The acquisition of GT Certification continues to support our overall strategy and ambition to become the industry leading provider for all associated services to the construction sector through a robust program of acquisitions and organic growth.

“Both myself and the business are excited about working with Gary and welcoming the GT team to the CTS Group; Our ability to leverage the greater scale in materials testing and the enhanced capability that the calibration operation brings to the group makes our businesses stronger together. This acquisition complements the previous deals announced over the past 2 years and reinforces our commitment to growth through attracting complimentary businesses and market leading talent. “

GT Certification’s managing director Gary Thompson said: “This is an exciting step for GT, and I’m delighted to be continuing to support the future growth of the combined business and integration process. Since starting in 2001 GT has been providing market leading torque and force calibration testing and certification and materials testing services to the sector and now existing clients will also benefit from CTS’s extensive experience and knowledge within the testing, inspection and compliance industry. “

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