GMA, headquartered in Düsseldorf, provides quality assurance, materials testing and engineering services. It has 11 technical and testing centres in Germany and more than 700 employees.

MISTRAS, headquartered in Princeton Junction, New Jersey, aims to become a global 'one source' provider of technology enabled asset protection solutions used to evaluate the structural integrity of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure. Its expertise includes mechanical integrity and NDT services.

Combined, MISTRAS and GMA, with more than 1250 employees in Europe, become a 'one source' solution provider for both destructive and non-destructive products, systems, advanced services and engineered solutions in Germany.

“We are excited about the service offerings and customer relationships that GMA brings to MISTRAS, not just in Germany but worldwide,” says Dr. Sotirios J. Vahaviolos, Chairman and CEO of MISTRAS Group Inc.

“GMA is very strong in the aerospace, automotive, power and chemical industries, prime markets that MISTRAS is targeting for growth.”