Case studies: Materials & Mining

Metallurgy Specialist Drives Growth Using Matrix Gemini LIMS

Solution: LIMS

AMS Testing Ltd

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Metallurgical testing company AMS Testing chose Matrix Gemini LIMS to help it serve clients across a wide variety of industries.

The ISO 17025 accredited laboratory now benefits from a simple to use laboratory information management system, with automated creation of certificates of analysis and invoices, and improved management reports. The resulting increase in efficiency has allowed AMS to grow rapidly, providing big returns for the business.


  • Transitioning to a LIMS from a combined paper-based and Microsoft Access solution
  • Integration required with external finance system




  • Single managed database provides a solid quality framework
  • Can create quotes and invoice clients directly from the LIMS
  • Fast creation of management reports as required
  • Automated creation of client certificates of analysis

"We will never regret getting the LIMS. It was a big investment for a small company, but it has already provided big returns for our business"

AMS Testing Ltd


AMS Testing is a fast-growing UK materials testing services company. Founded in 1990 to serve a steel stockholding company, AMS Testing has become a standalone laboratory that now serves a wide variety of industries. In February 2020 AMS reached a major milestone, investing in new facilities and upgrading analytical testing capabilities to enable further rapid expansion of the business. With more than 30 years of experience this family-owned business remains strongly focused on providing its customers metallurgical testing services of the highest quality in a timely manner.