SOCOTEC has strengthened its position in the infrastructure market by creating a dedicated independent company known as SOCOTEC Infrastructure and by acquiring a 40% stake in Rincent BTP, a major player in measurement and testing.
The SOCOTEC Group has had a change of shareholder. After more than four years at SOCOTEC’s side as its majority shareholder, Qualium Investissement has just sold its shares to the Belgian investment company Cobepa and to the French private equity company Five Arrows Managers.
With the acquisition on 19 December 2012 of Certification International Ltd, a British management systems certification company, SOCOTEC is enhancing its global offering of management system certification services.
Since April 2008, SOCOTEC has been helping the Congolese government with its project for the reconstruction and modernisation of the installations at Maya-Maya Airport in Brazzaville.
Stretching over 70 kms from the Old Port to Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, the Port of Marseilles is the largest French port and the third largest oil port in the world.
Socotec continues to expand internationally with the acquisition of three companies: SICA, Bellême and KMIL, which together account for revenue of €12 million and 70 employees.
Socotec Belgium, a provider of inspection, consulting and technical assistance services to the building and transportation infrastructure industries, in Belgium and the Netherlands, has just been awarded the “Technical Inspection Services” approval by CROW, the Dutch public research body on transportation and infrastructures.
Socotec, a global risk management services provider, has just acquired a majority stake in Sophia Audit SA, a Belgian company originally founded in 1984 under the name AME (Audit Maintenance Energie).