Allows NTS to Serve Clients with Mechanical and Electronics Testing Laboratories on Both Coasts

CALABASAS, CA and ANAHEIM, CA, NOV 15, 2015 – National Technical Systems, Inc. (“NTS”), the leading independent provider of environmental simulation testing, inspection, and certification solutions in the United States, announced today that it has acquired Microtek Laboratories of Anaheim, California. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Microtek Laboratories, established in 1986, is an internationally accredited, full-service testing laboratory servicing the materials, mechanical, and printed circuit board industry and operating from facilities in Anaheim, California and Linthicum Heights, Maryland. The acquisition of Microtek approximately doubles NTS’ capacity to service mechanical and electronics testing needs and solidifies NTS as the domestic leader in electronic materials conformance, qualification, and reliability testing.

Microtek’s Anaheim, CA facility, which will become NTS Anaheim, adds expanded materials testing capabilities, complementing NTS’ extensive environmental simulation offering in Southern California. Additionally, Microtek’s Anaheim lab offers industry-leading expertise in failure analysis and materials testing and is a global leader in printed circuit board and printed circuit assembly failure analysis and testing.

“In addition to its excellent reputation and state-of-the-art technical capabilities, the addition of Microtek Laboratories brings to NTS a world-class management, engineering, and technical team and compliments the many services we offer on the West Coast,” noted William C. McGinnis, CEO of NTS. “We are excited to be combining the significant expertise of the Microtek team with the NTS Baltimore team to provide these industry-leading capabilities on both coasts.”

NTS is a portfolio company of Los Angeles-based Aurora Capital Group.

About National Technical Systems

National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS) is a global independent provider of environmental simulation testing, inspection, and certification services, serving a broad range of industries, including the civil aviation, space, defense, nuclear, telecommunications, industrial, electronics, medical, and automotive end markets. During its more than 50 years in business, NTS has built the broadest geographic presence and sole national footprint in the United States, an unparalleled breadth of capabilities, and has fostered continuous innovation, making NTS a unique one-stop resource to meet its clients’ demanding and evolving requirements. Operating through a network of 24 technologically advanced testing laboratories across the United States, this geographically diverse footprint puts NTS facilities in close proximity to its more than 4,000 clients, allowing NTS to serve the nation’s most innovative companies with industry-leading accessibility and responsiveness. NTS’ offering spans more than 70 distinct environmental simulation and materials testing categories, including climatic, structural, dynamics, fluid flow, EMI/EMC, lightning, product safety, acoustics, failure analysis, chemical, and other industry-specific tests, allowing it to handle its clients’ most demanding needs. Additionally, the company is accredited by numerous national and international organizations, which allows NTS to have its test data nearly universally accepted worldwide. NTS operates its inspection division under the Unitek brand, providing a wide range of supply chain management services. NTS’ certification division, which operates under the NQA brand, is one of the largest and most respected global ISO registrars, with active certifications in more than 75 countries. For additional information about NTS, please visit or call 800-270-2516.