The Alfred H Knight Group was first established by Alfred Henry Knight in 1881 to provide independent weight determination, inspection, supervision and analytical services to the Metals, Minerals and Solid Fuels industry.
Our first international expansion was in Western Europe, followed by operations in Latin America including Chile, Peru and Mexico. The company continued to grow, opening facilities in North America, Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Canada.
Alfred H Knight was first established in Swansea, UK by Alfred Henry Knight in 1881.
Laboratory and office opened in South America. Peru base set up first, then sampling services in Chile & Brazil and an agency in Argentina. Established operations in Bilbao, Spain.
Established laboratory in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. AHK starts to expands its expertise and capabilities into other markets, such as coal.
Knight Energy Services established operations at AHK HQ in Eccleston Grange, UK with subsidiary coal operations in Russia and the Baltics. Established operations in Holland. Opened laboratory in Chile.
Established operations in Hong Kong to service clients in Chinese ports.
Purchased state-owned service Laboratories and Testing House from the Government in Zambia. Established a mineral export port in Townsville, Australia.
AHK Joint venture in China.
Established operations and laboratory in DRC. AHK Headquarters moved to larger, modern premises, in the UK a short distance from Eccleston Grange.
Opened Tianjin laboratory in China. Established operations in South Korea.
Established operations in Germany, AHK Deutschland GmbH. Expanded the John Knight Laboratory, opening Villiers Copper Laboratory in the UK.