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NQA Announces the Acquisition of Eagle Certification Limited

05 May 2015
NQA strengthens its market-leading position in the UK highways sector through the acquisition of Eagle Certification Limited.

NQA, one of the world’s leading accredited management systems certification bodies, today announced the acquisition of Eagle Certification Limited, the UK’s specialist certification body serving vehicle breakdown and recovery operators with ISO 9001PAS 43 and Highways Sector Schemes. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Matt Gantley, Managing Director of NQA, commented:

“There is a natural synergy between Eagle Certification and NQA, and this acquisition solidifies our position as the UK’s leading provider of certifications in the Highways Sector. Adding the expertise of Eagle Certification to our team enables us to provide more complete certification services to the highways and vehicle recovery sector.”

Alicia Anderson of Eagle Certification continued:

“From a customer perspective, the acquisition will be seamless, and our customers can expect to receive the same high-quality service they have always received from Eagle Certification. The added benefit of NQA’s ownership is the breadth of accredited certifications and the range of added-value services they provide, such as training and technical support.”

Eagle Certification is a UKAS-accredited certification body which specialises in the provision of PAS 43, the standard for vehicle breakdown and recovery, and National Highways Sector Schemes. It is a member of the Association of British Certification Bodies (ABCB) as well as an expert contributor to the SURVIVE Working Group 2 (PAS 43) and the committee reviewing the National Highways Sector Scheme 17/17B.


NQA is the trading name of NQA Certification Ltd, one of the world’s leading accredited certification bodies with over 25 years’ experience in management systems certification. NQA has more than 33,000 active certificates in over 75 counties for standards including AS 9100, TS 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

NQA is owned by National Technical Systems, Inc. (“NTS”), a leading independent provider of environmental simulation testing, inspection, and certification solutions.