Expertise

Our core business: testing, inspection & certification

Our industry-leading testing, inspection and certification services help clients improve performance and mitigate risk while strengthening their brands.

Testing

Our testing and analysis services enable to check that products and commodities have the required properties.

We also test for compliance with applicable standards, regulations and specifications, performing laboratory and on-site testing for manufacturing and process industries. We benefit from a large network of laboratories operating worldwide. Offering state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and field-specific technical expertise, our facilities are strategically located for our clients’ benefit, granting easier access from ports and major manufacturing locations.

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    3,500

    agreements and accreditations

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    100+

    accreditations and recognitions in all key wireless technologies

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    7

    regional centers worldwide in oil and petrochemicals testing

Inspection

On-site inspections aim at making sure products, services, assets and installations are manufactured or operating as intended.

Covering a wide range of services, these inspections are designed to control quality, verify quantity and meet regulatory requirements. Our inspection services give companies confidence in the reliability and integrity of their products, assets and systems.

Inspection of 50% of New York City's elevators annually
No. 1 worldwide in In-Service inspection and verification services in buildings & Infrastructure
30+ years Transport or industrial infrastructure needs to be inspected throughout its operation lifetime

Certification

As an independent third party and accredited certification body, we attest that management systems, services and people comply with specific standards.

Equipment and products across industries and sectors may be certified to international or national regulations, voluntary industry standards, or manufacturer and client requirements. Certification allows companies to access new markets, fortify their brands or simply to operate.

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    11,299

    ships representing 118 million of Gross Register Tonnage (GRT) classified

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    Accreditation by more than

    50

    bodies internationally in certification of QHSE management systems

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    142,000+

    certificates of management systems currently valid

About our services

Whether it’s the fuel in our cars, the elevators we ride, the smartphones in our pocket or the helmets our children wear, TIC (Testing, Inspection and Certification) services play a role in our daily lives. That’s why we help make these everyday interactions smarter and more secure. We work with companies in a variety of industries, encompassing building, infrastructure, automotive, power generation and more. Taken together, our services span three broad categories: Assets, Products and Systems.

Assets

  • ships, trains and planes
  • buildings, infrastructure and networks
  • power plants, refineries, pipelines and other industrial installations

Products

  • consumer goods
  • electronics, textiles, toys, automotive and food products
  • industrial equipment
  • machines and electrical equipment
  • commodities
  • oil, petrochemical products, minerals, metals and other agricultural products

Systems

  • conventional management systems that address quality, health, safety and the environment (QHSE)
  • sector-specific QHSE management systems (e.g., automotive, aeronautics or agriculture)
  • supply chain management systems, including supplier audits

TIC: creating value for clients

Our TIC services translate to performance-enhancing benefits for companies of all sizes. We create tangible value for clients in six unique ways: 

TCI market

Obtaining a license to operate
Acquiring the appropriate licenses is a prerequisite to any successful business venture. We offer in-depth knowledge about relevant regulations and verify operational compliance as an independent third party. This allows our clients to develop their businesses in compliance with local and international regulations and to obtain and renew operational licenses issued by public authorities.

Facilitating trade
Companies wishing to trade internationally rely on independent third parties to verify that the goods exchanged meet contractual stipulations related to quality, quantity and conformity. Our testing, inspection and certification services allow clients to trade confidently.

Accessing global markets
We check that goods and services comply with national and supranational regulations, allowing organizations to overcome trade barriers and access manufacturing and distribution markets around the globe, while reducing their time to market.

Minimizing risk
From preventing workplace injury to facility decommissioning, we identify and mitigate risks associated with quality, health and safety, the environment and social responsibility.

Controlling costs
We devise cost management solutions to address a variety of market challenges, including audits to streamline production, assessments to optimize product launches and inspections to extend the useful life of manufacturing equipment.

Strengthening brands
Our independent analyses and industry expertise can prevent malfunctions before they occur and improve risk management. This helps clients preserve their most valuable asset—their reputation.

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