Bureau Veritas closes the acquisition of ECA GLOBAL

19/10/07


Paris, October 18, 2007 – Bureau Veritas announces that it has completed the formal acquisition of a 100% stake in ECA-GLOBAL, following the agreement reached on August 23rd with ECA GLOBAL’s main shareholder. The Spanish National Competition Commission (Tribunal de Defensa de la Competencia) gave its green light to the acquisition on October 15, 2007.

 

Bureau Veritas will now start the progressive integration within its global network of the ECA Group, of which ECA GLOBAL is the parent company, with its 3,700 employees located in Spain and in 8 other countries: Portugal, Italy, France, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and Canada.

 

This will more than triple the size of the Bureau Veritas’ operations in Spain and Portugal. In particular, the Bureau Veritas Group is now the leader in Spain in industrial services, in-service inspection, certification, and technical control of buildings. Spain is now the second largest country within the Group (after France), with some 4,300 employees.

 

Laurent Clavel, Senior Vice-President in charge of Bureau Veritas Industry & Facilities activities in Spain, Portugal and Italy, is appointed as the new Administrator of ECA GLOBAL.

 

About Bureau Veritas
Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas is an international group specialised in the inspection, analysis, audit, and certification of products, infrastructure (buildings, industrial sites, equipment, ships, etc.) and management systems (ISO standards etc.) in relation to regulatory or voluntary frameworks.


Bureau Veritas ranks as the world's second largest group in conformity assessment and certification services in the fields of quality, health and safety, environment, and social responsibility ("QHSE") and the world leader in QHSE services not including raw materials inspection. Bureau Veritas is recognised and accredited by major national and international organisations.


Bureau Veritas is present in 140 countries through a network of 700 offices and laboratories. It has more than 26,000 employees and a client base of more than 280,000.


In the last ten years, since 1996, Bureau Veritas has quadrupled its sales to €1.846 billion in 2006. Its operating profit has increased seven-fold to €268 million. In 2006, the group posted consolidated net profit of €154 million.


 

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