Based in Leicester in the East Midlands we provide a wide range of NDT services and solutions.

E M Inspection was established in 1965 by Derek and Joyce Bakewell. Back then NDT was wrongly seen as a low skilled job carried out by personnel with little technical knowledge of the process under next to no controls.

Derek saw a gap in the market to carry out NDT with love, care and attention and knowing he could do better, decided to start his own business.

Still family run today, the theme of love, care and attention has been fundamental to our business. Whether it’s testing a batch of components, manufacturing a bespoke MPI unit or reviewing a NDT procedure we are determined to maintain the highest standard in everything we do.

Our customers choose us because they are tired of NDT causing problems. Long lead times, damage, missed defects, equipment faults, inefficient techniques, incomprehensible Nadcap non-conformities are all symptoms of a broader issue – a lack of complete understanding and commitment to do better. Resolving these problems for our customers is critical to their business.

Customer focus is key to our process. We wouldn’t be here without you. Help and support for any aspect of NDT is just a phone call away.

In the last 50 years we have spent more on coffee than we have on advertising. Our business model is based on happy customers, referrals and word of mouth. Our strong team has a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you turn your NDT needs from a manufacturing cost in to an exceptional value added process.

A lot has changed since 1965, but our total commitment to the NDT process and to generating happy customers has remained the same.

"James and his team at EM Inspection always deliver a highly professional, helpful and efficient service. They have been instrumental in supporting and improving the NDT services that we offer at Amfin."
Glenn Oliver — Operations Manager – Amfin Ltd
"We took the decision to insource our Dye Penetrant NDT and James and the team at E M Inspection worked with us to provide not only all of the required equipment but to also write our internal practices and procedures and to provide on-going level 3 services. Needless to say we haven’t looked back and had zero non conformities at first audit."
Steve Boyd - Managing Director – G & O Springs Ltd