AQL EMC was formed in 1988 to run the EMC department originally established at Aish & Co. Ltd of Poole and was involved in EMC testing for the MOD dating back to the 1960s. This included Ships and Submarines primarily, both on site and in the laboratory in Poole.

AQL EMC is still one of the oldest UKAS accredited EMC test laboratories (0018) in the UK. Initial accreditation was held from 1982 and the company has been accredited by NATLAS/NAMAS/UKAS continuously throughout that period, up to the present day.

AQL EMC was bought as part of a management buy-out by Nick Foot in 1987, and Nick was the owner until his unfortunate death in 2020.

After Nick's passing, Lee Beale became managing director of the company. Lee, having worked as an EMC engineer for AQL for 30+ years, has a wealth of experience and has been assistant manager for many years.

On the 5th of June 2023 AQL celebrated the aquisition of the company by Eurofins Scientific, becoming part of the Eurofins E&E UK group.

UKAS accreditation is held for all mainstream work wide Military Test Standards including: Mil Std 461, Mil Std 704, Def Stan 59-411, EFA (Eurofighter), Def Stan 61-5, Mil Std 1275 & RTCA/DO-160.
The company is accredited to perform these tests both in its laboratory in Wimborne Dorset, or at the customers premises nationally and occasionally worldwide.