Testing Inspection and Certification for Avril Group in France
SOCOTEC carries out all testing, inspection and certification for Avril Group’s 59 sites in France.
Name: Global contract for testing, inspection and certification (TIC) for the Avril Group
Date: November 2019
Client: Avril Group, a global player in the food industry
Size: 59 sites
SOCOTEC won an exclusive contract with the Avril Group, a major industrial and financial player in the oils and proteins sectors. It consists of carrying out all necessary TIC industry services (testing, inspection and certification) for its 59 industrial sites in France.
Avril is a major agro-industrial and financial group, present throughout France and internationally. Among their holdings are the biggest French vegetable oil brands such as Lesieur, Isio4 and Puget, as well as big names in the food industry such as Matines eggs.
They recently invested in the energy sector with the launch of Oleo, a diesel substitute created from rapeseed oil. SOCOTEC’s interventions encompass the majority of its areas of expertise. Its teams conduct all regulatory testing in terms of equipment, carry out construction technical inspections and manage prevention and safety coordination (SPS) on works or demolition projects. Its Environment and Safety specialists are responsible for environmental measures on all ICPE biofuel production sites (ICPE - Installation Classified for the Protection of the Environment).
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"Locally, the Equipment & Industry branch managers are responsible for the sites within their area, and they liaise with their counterparts in other business areas. To launch the contract, they carried out a joint audit of each site in order to draw up an inventory of the services to be carried out. As a trusted third party in testing, inspection and certification (TIC), we are proud to support the Avril Group, a leader in its field."