Our history: 190 years and still innovating

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#OURORIGINS
Bureau Veritas was founded with a simple goal: to make shipping safer by offering up-to-date tracking information about ships, and equipment to underwriters. We created a new methodology to assess risk for ships and equipment.
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#NEXTGENSHIPPING
Veristar AIM3D ushers in a new era of shipping and offshore management. Our 3D digital twinning technology lets users see real-time reports of products and assets, collaborate remotely on a shared platform, thereby boosting agility and shortening response times.
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#AUTOMOTIVEPIONEER
By applying technical controls to the automotive industry, we made a name for ourselves as trailblazers in a burgeoning sector.
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#CONNECTEDCARS
We continue our tradition of disruption in the automotive sector with the first V2X certification program. V2X is a wireless communications technology pivotal to the introduction of self-driving cars.
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#INSPECTIONS
During the modern industrial revolution we encouraged progress and expansion in the rail industry by providing inspection services of metal parts and equipment.
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#DRONESURVEILLANCE
Drones facilitate the inspections process, allowing our technicians to survey assets more quickly and safely, while enabling improved infrastructure maintenance and management.
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#CONSTRUCTIONBOOM
Post-WWII, we oversaw the surge in construction accompanying an era of urbanization. We reinforced our expertise aiming at protecting people and improve energy efficiency and contributed to notable projects.
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#DIGITALMODELING
We are revolutionizing construction through our Building Information Modeling (BIM) plug-in, which digitally verifies architects’ designs against standards and regulations, enhancing compliance and reliability.
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#SUPPLYCHAINMANAGEMENT
During the rise of globalization, we pre-empted the supply chain management market by introducing initiatives to improve traceability and evaluating management systems.
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#EMPOWERINGCONSUMERS
With the launch of Origin, consumers can follow products from factory to fingertips, giving an end-to-end snapshot of the manufacturing and production process.
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#IPO
Our initial public offering gave a range of investors – French and international, institutional and private – the chance to contribute to and share in our success.
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#GLOBALEXPANSION
As we extend our international reach, our strategic plan aims to transform how we meet the needs of clients, consumers and the communities we serve by 2020 and beyond.
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#ENERGY
With the rise of energy consumption worldwide, we helped build onshore and offshore infrastructure to fuel the global economy.
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#GREENFUTURE
We are involved in the energy transition and emphasizing sustainable solutions, furthering our leadership in an evolving oil and gas industry.