UL announced that it acquired AE Performance Testing Lab, the testing services business of AE-Appliances Engineering, headquartered in Varese, Italy. Appliances Engineering will continue to operate independently as an R&D enterprise under current leadership. AE Performance Testing Lab is a leading European energy efficiency and performance testing operation that provides energy efficiency testing, benchmark testing and market surveillance testing based on global requirements for white goods such as refrigeration, washers and dryers, dishwashers, and cooking appliances. AE Performance Testing Lab has extensive expertise in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as accreditations for Asia Pacific and North America. “We are very pleased to bring AE Performance Testing Lab’s industry experience and service portfolio into the UL organization – said Todd Denison, VP and General Manager of UL’s Appliances HVAC and Lighting division -. The acquisition significantly strengthens UL’s global energy efficiency and performance testing solutions in the appliances sector”. “AE Performance Testing Lab customers will gain considerable advantages from the strength that comes from being part of UL’s global organization – commented Federica Luzardi, President of AE-Appliances Engineering -. The combined strength of UL and AE Performance Testing Lab will help provide our customers a more complete service offering for global energy efficiency projects”.