In order to serve the growing need for automated non-destructive testing technologies in the North American metal, rail, and automotive industries, NDT Systems & Services AG of Germany inaugurated a subsidiary company based in Wilmington, DE. in early May.

The major activities of NDT Systems & Services (America) Inc. will focus on the stationary inspection systems and plants offered by the NDT Systems business unit of the Stutensee-based parent company, who is one of the leading international providers of these processes.

The range of the company’s technologies includes automated inspection plants for non-destructive testing of heavy plate, strip, pipe, and railway wheels and axles, as well equipment for weld testing of tailored blanks.

NDT Systems & Services AG is also a leading provider of advanced in-line inspection technologies for the non-destructive testing of pipelines using ultrasound technology. The newly-formed North American subsidiary will also be resourced to support the pipeline inspection activities of the company’s co-operating partner, Houston-based Tuboscope Pipeline Services.

The president of NDT Systems & Services (America) Inc. is Alfred Barbian, who is also the CEO of the parent company in Germany. He will be supported by Dietmar J. Neidhardt as acting vice president and general manager. Dr Neb Uzelac has been named as a further acting officer of the company.

The first official engagement of the new company was the participation at the AISTech 2007, iron and steel technology conference and exposition held in Indianapolis from May 7th to 10th.