Intertek Group plc. (Intertek), a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, announces it has
acquired Global X‐Ray & Testing Corporation (GXT), a U.S. based provider of non‐destructive testing and
mechanical integrity services to the oil and gas industry.|
Intertek purchased the company from private equity firm Platte River Equity and the management
shareholders for a total cash consideration of US$ 72 million (GBP 45 million).
GXT is headquartered in Morgan City, Louisiana, U.S.A. and serves offshore and increasingly onshore
customers in the US energy market. The company, founded in 1964, has built a strong reputation as one of
the leading U.S. providers of a range of non‐destructive testing (NDT) solutions. Services include X‐ray,
ultrasonic and magnetic particle testing and are provided throughout the life cycle of major oil and gas
companies’ assets, from construction and operation to maintenance and decommissioning.
GXT will form part of Intertek’s Industry & Assurance division, where the combined expertise and highly
complementary services of both companies will place Intertek as one of the leading suppliers in North
America for industrial inspection and advisory services to both the offshore and onshore energy markets.
Wolfhart Hauser, Chief Executive Officer of Intertek, commented:
“This is an exciting extension of our market leading industrial inspection business into the provision of Asset
Integrity Management services for our energy customers. GXT has a well‐established presence across all
stages of the oil and gas supply chain in the U.S. which fits well with our existing portfolio of Industrial