Exova Group acquires Defiance Testing & Engineering Services

Exova Group, the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, has acquired Michigan-based Defiance Testing & Engineering Services from Ashok Leyland.

The move will add five specialist testing facilities and 75 personnel to Exova’s existing network of over 3,500 experts, and makes the company one of the leading providers of transportation testing services in North America.

Defiance provides testing and engineering services to manufacturers and leading suppliers in the passenger car, light truck, bus and military vehicle sectors. Its range of capabilities includes component and system testing, system simulation, engine performance and full vehicle structural testing.

Following the acquisition, with seven facilities in Troy, Westland and Warren, Michigan and Mississauga in Canada, Exova has a distinctive breadth of capabilities to support customers in the R&D and manufacturing cluster around Detroit and elsewhere in North America.