(Akron, Ohio, USA) October 2, 2023 — Smithers, a leading provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Marine Inspections and Logistics (MIL) International (Rotterdam) B.V. located in the Netherlands. This acquisition expands Smithers testing and inspection services to include scrap steel, hot briquetted iron (HBI), and direct reduced iron (DRI). In addition, it grows Smithers geographic reach to include Asia with sites in India and Malaysia for the commodities market.
MIL International is a highly respected and well-known inspection and surveying service provider and brings in-depth knowledge and experience in scrap steel, metals and minerals, HBI, DRI, and ferro alloys.
MIL International specializes in the following services,
- Quality inspection: ferrous scrap steel and metals and minerals
- Marine surveys: draft survey, bunker surveys, hold-hatch condition surveys, on and off hire surveys
- DRI & HBI: Pre-inspection and Sampling, Safety supervision on ship preparation, Loading – Discharging Supervision, Super Cargo Attendance
- Barge Gauging: In land river motor barges & Push barges
- Inventory Checks: Bulk Stockpile Commodity audits
“Like Smithers, MIL International is committed to a client-first culture,” states Michael Hochschwender, CEO, Smithers. “We believe the MIL International culture of building trusted relationships complements the Smithers strategic commitment of helping our clients bring great products to market by delivering accurate data, on time, with high touch.”
Ivo Dolk and Rob van der Palm, MIL International partners, state, “We are happy and proud to join the Smithers team and look forward to growing the business together in a professional way.”
For more information about Smithers’ commodity testing and inspection services, contact Rav Lally, Group President, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Founded in 1925 and headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Smithers is a multinational provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services. With laboratories and operations in North America, Europe, and Asia, Smithers supports customers in the transportation, life science, packaging, materials, components, consumer, cannabis, commodity, and energy industries. Smithers delivers accurate data, on time, with high touch, by integrating science, technology, and business expertise, so customers can innovate with confidence