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AJA Registrars has joined the SOCOTEC group, a major player in TIC11 in the Construction and Infrastructure sectors

The acquisition entry of AJA Registrars into the SOCOTEC group allows AJA customers to benefit from a broader certification offering with greater coverage as well as further enhancing SOCOTEC’s market leasing position in Singapore and other Asian locations.

It also boosts the position of the SOCOTEC Group in Certification by adding to the already existing 5 subsidiaries (France, Japan, Philippines, United Kingdom, and Singapore) with new locations in Bangkok, Hong Kong and the USA.

The acquisition significantly increases the SOCOTEC Group’s certification business, taking its revenue to €17 million as well as widening it’s Accreditation base with AJA Registrars existing national approvals from NSC and ACFS in Thailand and JAS-ANZ through the Philippine operations.

1 Testing, Inspection, Certification; 2 Australia and New Zealand

About SOCOTEC

The SOCOTEC Group, headed by Hervé Montjotin, has built its reputation over more than 60 years as a trusted partner assisting companies in the areas of quality, health and safety, and the environment.

SOCOTEC’s mission is to ensure the integrity and performance of assets and people’s safety. Through its inspection and measurement, assistance and consultancy, and training and certification services, SOCOTEC helps to optimize the performance of companies in every sector by managing the risks inherent in their activities. Drawing on its expertise and positioning itself as a long-term partner, SOCOTEC supports its clients throughout their project’s lifecycle.

As France’s No. 1 in construction inspection and a major player in TIC2 for the construction and infrastructure sectors, the SOCOTEC Group generates consolidated revenue of €650 million (30% outside France) with 200,000 clients. It has operations in 26 countries, 6,800 employees and over 250 forms of external recognition. In France, its network of 150 locations covers the entire country and includes 32 training centers.

For more information: www.socotec.com.

AJA’s initial ISO 50001 audits open new opportunities in Energy Management

AJA Registrars Thailand recently completed audits for ISO 50001:2011, becoming the first company in AJA Registrars Group to secure and carry out audits of the Energy Management Systems (EnMS) standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The December 2012 audits—and the certificates issued in January 2013—were significant in that they broke new ground for the Group and involved two important existing clients for other standards:

Thai-German Ceramic Industry PCL (TGCI) and Siam Ceramic Group Industries (SGI), manufacturers of ceramic floor and wall tiles. In addition, an ISO 50001:2011 audit was conducted at the Thai-German Specialty Glass Co. Ltd. (TGSG), a maker of toughened glass. The audits initially were intended to serve as part of the ongoing ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accreditation process of AJA Registrars’… For the full story download our newsletter>

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