NTS Celebrates 60 Years as Global Leader in Testing, Certification, and Inspection

The Company Has a Rich Legacy of Performing Critical Testing on the World’s Most Complex Projects

ANAHEIM, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#60YearsofInnovationNational Technical Systems, Inc. (“NTS”), the leading independent provider of qualification testing, inspection, and certification solutions in North America, is proud to announce that the company celebrated its 60th anniversary on November 27, 2021.

Established in 1961 by engineers Dr. Jack Lin and Aaron Cohen, NTS started as a small company offering high-tech testing services to customers in Southern California. With deep technical expertise—and a commitment to customer service—NTS quickly developed a stellar reputation. As the company expanded, NTS became a trusted partner for the world’s most complex projects. In fact, NTS’s 60-year history includes work for the Apollo 11 mission, NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, the Mars Rover, and the $22 billion International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) megaproject.

“We’re grateful to have been trusted to perform critical work on many of history’s most important projects and programs,” said Ray Milchovich, CEO at NTS. “As we continue to offer best-in-class testing services, we remain dedicated to upholding the highest standard of excellence as we celebrate our 60-year anniversary.” As one of the most distinguished test, inspection, and certification companies in the world, NTS continues to stay at the forefront of testing innovation, pouring millions of dollars into state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.

As a global leader, the engineers at NTS now serve a variety of industries, including aerospace, defense, energy, telecommunications, automotive, wireless, and commercial sectors. With 28 laboratories in North America—and 59 locations across the globe—NTS provides expert test services for more than 8,000 companies. “We’re honored to carry forward the legacy of our predecessors while laying the foundation for the next era of testing innovation,” said Milchovich.

About National Technical Systems

National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS) is the leading provider of qualification testing, inspection, and certification services in North America, serving a broad range of industries, including the civil aviation, space, defense, nuclear, telecommunications, industrial, electronics, medical, and automotive end markets. Since 1961, NTS has built the broadest geographic presence in the United States, offering 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.

With 28 technologically advanced testing laboratories, this geographically diverse footprint puts NTS facilities in close proximity to its more than 8,000 clients, allowing NTS to serve the nation’s most innovative companies with industry-leading accessibility and responsiveness. NTS is accredited by numerous national and international organizations and 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, visit our website at www.nts.com or call 800-270-2516.


Jade Bunke, Vice President of Marketing