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17/10/2017 | SOCOTEC : a new logo for new ambitions

The SOCOTEC Group is revealing its new logo today. This new version reflects the Group’s positioning and expansion goals.

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03/10/2017 | The SOCOTEC Group is continuing its European expansion through the acquisition of ZPP Ingenieure

SOCOTEC has acquired a share of the capital of ZPP Ingenieure, a specialist in project management and inspection in Germany, to form its third European platform. The target is revenue of €40 million in Germany for 2017.

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21/03/2017 | SOCOTEC makes a decisive move in the British market, acquiring ESG, the UK’s leading provider of TIC* services in the Construction and Infrastructure sectors (€100 million in revenue)

The SOCOTEC Group is speeding up its international expansion and has announced the acquisition of ESG, the UK’s leading provider of TIC services in the Construction and Infrastructure sectors. ESG was previously majority owned by 3i Group PLC (“3i”) and funds managed by 3i.

* Testing, Inspection, Certification

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26/10/2016 | Launch of the single brand, SOCOTEC Certification International

SOCOTEC announces launch of the single brand, SOCOTEC Certification International

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06/09/2016 | New corporate governance for SOCOTEC

The SOCOTEC Group announces a change to its corporate governance. Hervé Montjotin has joined the SOCOTEC Group as Chief Executive Officer.

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24/05/2016 | SOCOTEC is pleased to announce the appointment of Gérard Rousseau as Director, Industry

Gérard Rousseau joins SOCOTEC on 1 June in the role of Director, Industry.

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24/05/2016 | SOCOTEC will be at the World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE)

The SOCOTEC Group is to present its entire range of services to the nuclear industry at the second World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE) taking place in Paris-Le Bourget from 28 to 30 June.

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30/03/2016 | SOCOTEC directs its energies into Oil & Gas

SOCOTEC Group announces the creation of SOCOTEC Oil & Gas formed from the merger of SICA, ATS and Quinex. This unification optimises the Group’s capacity to work with companies in the oil and gas industry across the globe.

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19/01/2016 | SOCOTEC strengthens its role as a leading service provider to the nuclear industry

The SOCOTEC Group, a major player in risk management and performance improvement, has combined specific areas of expertise within two new entities with a view to optimising its capacity to support clients in the nuclear and energy sectors.

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05/11/2015 | SOCOTEC and DS Avocats will participate in the COP21 Solutions Exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris from 4 to 10 December 2015

In a partnership that will enable them to offer companies an integrated technical, regulatory and legal vision, SOCOTEC and DS Avocats will share a booth at the Solutions COP21 exhibition at the Grand Palais. This integrated approach will greatly improve the relevance and security of actions taken within an as yet uncertain framework.

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19/06/2014 | SOCOTEC and Contrôle Industriel Belge (CIB) join forces in Belgium

On 12 June, the SOCOTEC Group, a major player in risk management and performance improvement, became a member of CIB Asbl, a Belgian non-profit that has been performing regulatory inspections for over 20 years.

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16/01/2014 | SOCOTEC strengthens its position in Oil & Gas with the acquisition of ATS

The SOCOTEC Group, a major player in risk management and performance improvement, continues its development with the announcement of its acquisition in late December 2013 of ATS, which performs overall quality control in the Oil & Gas sector.

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11/10/2013 | SOCOTEC celebrates 60 years. Together let's look at the bigger picture

To mark its anniversary, the SOCOTEC Group invited 350 of its clients and partners to the Espace Electric in the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in Paris. This venue offers a panoramic view over Paris and symbolises SOCOTEC’s daily involvement in society.

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17/07/13 | New corporate governance for SOCOTEC Group

The SOCOTEC Group, a major player in risk management and performance improvement, with 5,000 employees and 2012 pro forma revenue of €475 million, announces the composition of its new corporate governance bodies following the share capital acquired by Cobepa and Five Arrows Principal Investments (FAPI) on 7 February.

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17/04/13 | Infrastructure: SOCOTEC has strengthened its position in the infrastructure market by creating a dedicated company and by entering into a partnership with Rincent BTP, a major player in measurement and testing

As part of the continuing diversification of its activities, the SOCOTEC Group, which is a major player in technical risk management and performance improvement, has strengthened its position in the infrastructure market. It has done so by forming a dedicated independent company known as SOCOTEC Infrastructure, which brings together all the Group’s staff specialising in that market, and by acquiring a 40% stake in Rincent BTP, which specialises in measurement, testing and instrumentation.

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17/04/13 | Yves Bozzi joins SOCOTEC to manage the Group’s infrastructure business

The SOCOTEC Group, which is a major player in technical risk management and performance improvement, has strengthened its position in the infrastructure market, and has appointed Yves Bozzi as Chairman of its newlyformed company SOCOTEC Infrastructure.

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07/02/13 | The SOCOTEC Group, which is a major player in risk management and performance improvement for businesses, has today confirmed that Cobepa has acquired a majority stake in its capital

Qualium Investissement, the SOCOTEC Group’s majority shareholder since 2008, has just sold its shares. SOCOTEC’s shares are now owned as follows: about 63% of the capital is owned by the Belgian investment company Cobepa; about 20% of the capital is owned by the fund Five Arrows Principal Investments (FAPI); and about 17% of the capital is still owned by the SOCOTEC Group’s employees and management.

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07/01/13 | Certification: acquisition for the SOCOTEC Group strengthens its position in Europe and Asia

The SOCOTEC Group, which is a major global player in risk management and performance improvement, has announced the acquisition on 19 December 2012 of Certification International Ltd, a leading Bristish management systems certification company. This acquisition enhances the SOCOTEC Group's worldwide offering of management system certification services.

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04/09/12 | Three acquisitions reinforce the Socotec Group's industrial and international positions

Socotec, a major provider of risk management consulting and services for companies and local authorities, continues to expand internationally. Over the summer, Socotec acquired three companies specialising in quality control for the oil & gas and energy sectors: SICA, Bellême and KMIL, all previously held by the LBO France-owned Sonovision Group.

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04/07/12 | Martin Konte joins Socotec as Corporate Developer

Socotec, the leading risk prevention consultancy and provider of services to businesses and local authorities, announces the appointment on 1 July 2012 of Martin Konte, aged 41, to the newlycreated post of Group Corporate Developer and Director of External Growth.

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03/04/12 | Thierry Schindelé joins Socotec’s Executive Board

Socotec, the leading risk prevention consultancy and provider of services to businesses and local authorities, announces the appointment on 1 April 2012 of Thierry Schindelé as the Group’s Chief Financial Officer and as a member of the its Executive Board. He replaces Hervé Monnet, who is to retire.

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