Bureau Veritas SA (Public, EPA:BVI) is a France-based company primarily engaged in the business support sector.
The Company operates in eight key divisions: Marine; Industry; Inspection and In-Service Verification; Health Safety and Environment; Construction, Certification, Consumer Products and Government Services and International Trade. It offers a range of services, including asset management, certification, classification services, consulting, inspections and audits, testing and analysis, and training. Bureau Veritas SA operates through its subsidiaries, including BV Certification Germany, BV Argentine, Bivac Congo and Cesmec Chile, among others.
It is present in 140 countries through a network of 900 offices and labs. Is a part of Wendel SA, a France-based investment company.
As of March 31, 2010, the Company was in 51.6% owned by Wendel Group.
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