On 12 June, the SOCOTEC Group became a member of CIB Asbl, a Belgian non-profit that has been performing regulatory inspections for over 20 years.
In pursuit of further growth and to strengthen its position in the nuclear sector, the SOCOTEC Group has acquired Sofranext.
In its pursuit of further growth, the SOCOTEC Group has acquired ATS, a company operating in the Oil & Gas quality control sector.
The Department of Health in the Philippines recently obtained ISO 9001:2008 certification for its health management system.
Certification International Japan, a specialist international subsidiary of SOCOTEC, delivered certification to the Nexco and Caterpillar groups in Japan.
SOCOTEC is participating in the Salon Realty real estate trade fair, which will be held at Tour & Taxis in Brussels from 28 to 30 May 2013.
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.