National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS), a leading independent provider of environmental simulation testing, inspection, and certification solutions in the US announced that it has acquired UK based National Quality Assurance (NQA), one of the largest and most respected ISO registrars in the world. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.
With more than 32,000 active certifications in over 75 countries, NQA provides its broad base of customers with a single certification resource for management system registration as well as process and product compliance services and support. NTS was formerly NQA’s certification partner in the US, having been joint venture partners since 1992. The acquisition creates a unified global certification organization with continental headquarters in the US, UK and China and local offices in over 20 countries around the world.
“Our goal is to be the world’s partner of choice in testing, inspection, and certification solutions when the highest level of product, supply chain, and management system reliability and safety is required,” said NTS president and chief executive officer William C. McGinnis. “This acquisition creates a more unified, global NQA and is a powerful enabler of that vision.”
“From a customer’s point of view, the acquisition will be seamless,” noted McGinnis. “Our customers can expect the exact same high-quality services they have always received from NQA. For our customers, their auditors won’t change, and our certifications won’t change. We will continue to provide the same thorough, nimble, performance-based processes that NQA is known for around the world.”
NQA maintains a robust standards offering and is a recognized global leader in AS 9100, TS 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 management certifications. Additionally, NQA has expertise in multiple industries, including aerospace, transportation and distribution, printing, professional services, automotive, food and beverage, electronics, information technology, and software.
NTS is a portfolio company of Los Angeles-based Aurora Capital Group.