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Bureau Veritas expands in South Africa by acquiring Carab Tekniva

Bureau Veritas is pleased to announce the acquisition of Carab Tekniva. This group is a leader in Asset Integrity Management in South Africa and focuses on the steam generation, power, and petrochemical industries. Carab Tekniva offers unique solutions to assist companies in reducing operating costs and increasing plant reliability and availability. Their services include engineering consultation, draughting and design, design review, asset & asset integrity management, reliability studies, project management, training and information technology solutions.
Located near Pretoria, Carab Tekniva currently employs over 100 staff and recorded EUR 5 million (ZAR 68.6 million) in revenue for the fiscal year ending February 2013. Integrating Carab Tekniva will add complementary services to Bureau Veritas’ existing offering in South Africa and will support power, mining and oil & gas projects in neighbouring countries. Following this acquisition, Bureau Veritas now has over 1,300 employees in South Africa. 

Didier Michaud-Daniel, Bureau Veritas Chief Executive Officer, stated: “South Africa is an important country for Bureau Veritas, offering significant growth potential. Our strategy is to build a strong technical platform supporting our industry and commoditiesbusinesses across the East and South Africa regions. The acquisition of Carab Tekniva will help us implement our strategy by developing high value services for industrial markets.”

Bureau Veritas 

Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help customers meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.
As a trusted partner, Bureau Veritas offers innovative solutions that go beyond simple compliance with regulations and standards, reducing risk, improving performance and promoting sustainable development.
Bureau Veritas core values include integrity and ethics, impartial counsel and validation, customer focus and safety at work.
Globally, it is a listed company with a network of 940 offices and 52 000 employees in more than 140 countries. Bureau Veritas is uniquely placed to provide a coordinated global service in support of a specific business requirement.
Bureau Veritas South Africa was established in 1994 and accredited by major national and international organizations. It has 13 offices and over 1,300 skilled employees in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Richards Bay, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Durban, Middelburg, Centurion, Rustenburg, Sasolburg, Bronkhorstspruit and Polokwane.