TWI is one of Europe’s foremost independent research and technology organisations, employing 740 scientists, technologists, administrative and support staff world-wide. TWI works across all industry sectors with expertise in key aspects of materials, materials joining, structural integrity, static and dynamic testing and Non Destructive Testing (NDT) and Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE).
TWI has a large fee paying industrial membership of around 3000 members from 65 countries centred mainly in energy related business sectors such as oil & gas, petrochemical, process plant, power generation and their support industries (e.g. pressure vessel and component manufacture and fabrication) as well as in the transportation industry sector of aerospace/air-transport, marine/shipping, rail and automotive. The majority of TWI’s activities (65%) are contract research, funded by industry and built around the development of advanced technologies. TWI is also an active participant in collaborative research programmes in Europe and the UK.