The history of a vocation: to commit to a safer world

SOCOTEC intervenes as a trusted partner to identify, assess and manage risks in the areas of quality, health and safety, and environment. We ensure the integrity and performance of assets and people’s safety, enabling companies in all sectors to anticipate change and be ready for the demands of the future. By managing their risks and optimising their performance, we give them the power of foresight, a forward-thinking vision so that, together, we can build a safer world.

SOCOTEC was formed in 1953 out of Bureau Sécuritas, France’s first building inspection body set up in 1929. It remains France’s market leader in construction and is now a European leader in TIC services for the construction and infrastructure sectors. The SOCOTEC Group has diversified its skills and business activities in the markets for construction, real estate, infrastructure, energy, industry, local authorities, services, healthcare and retail.

Our expertise covers three major types of service :

  • Testing
  • Inspection
  • Certification

33% of the SOCOTEC Group’s revenue is generated outside of France, from its 3 European platforms (UK, Germany and Italy) and its subsidiaries based in 25 countries.

Download our institutional brochure