WMT&R established the UK subsidiary in Banbury, Oxfordshire in April 2003 as part of its expansion programme.
Equipment is housed in a 50,000 sq. ft. building, with Tensile, Fatigue, Metallography, Bonding, Corrosion, and Heat Treatment laboratories. An additional machining centre provides customers with material cut up and test specimen manufacturing.
The Banbury facility employs experienced professionals and can provide a range of mechanical testing services. Also offered are specialties in Thin Sheet Fatigue, Foil Tensile, (Tensile including 'r' 'n' and 'k' value measurement). Other capabilities are Metallography and Corrosion testing. WMT&R have composites machine and test capabilities and will soon be accredited by UKAS for the testing of composite materials in many disciplines ranging from tensile through fatigue. The Tensile and Fatigue laboratories are fully air-conditioned and serviced by state of the art equipment, primarily Instron, ranging in capabilities from loads of 1N to 1kN.
The prime central location in the UK is seen to be a positive advantage in serving 'local' automotive, motor sport, and aerospace sectors, as well as, the rest of Europe and indeed the world as the need arises.
The fundamental principles of high quality work ethic and fast turnaround of the parent company are observed and implemented as a matter of routine.