Welcome to Special Testing Ltd

Since 1939, Special Testing Ltd has been providing materials testing services with quality and integrity, and has established a reputation as one of the UK's leading materials testing companies.

Continual improvement programmes have allowed us to grow steadily into extended and enhanced facilities at our original site that opened more than 75 years ago.

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What sets us apart

A family-owned company of stability and strength, with the vision to innovate and grow. Offering leading edge processes, using state-of-the-art equipment and exceptional metallurgical support.


Our industry expertise

Expertise in mechanical, metallurgical and corrosion testing, and chemical analysis which is annually reviewed by UKAS as part of our on-going accreditation process to assess for compliance for ISO/ IEC 17025:2005. Special Testing Limited have held this accreditation since 1982.


Special Testing in numbers

75 years of experience
1,200 samples produced each week
2,500 tests performed each week

Our services