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NDT.net Issue - 2010-04 - NEWS
NDT.net Issue: 2010-04
Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)

Applus RTD commits itself to North America with two further acquisitions

Applus RTD 77, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Applus RTD commits itself to North America with two further acquisitionsThe purchases of Quality Inspection Services (QISI) in the United States and Staveley in Canada strengthen the presence of Applus RTD in a strategic market and consolidate its position as the world leader in the field asset integrity services.

The Applus RTD Group, the world leading multinational in non-destructive testing and inspection through to Asset Integrity Management announced today the acquisition of two companies specialized in inspections and non-destructive testing: Quality Inspection Services (QISI), headquartered in the American state of New York, and Staveley, located in Ontario province, Canada. These operations, together with the acquisition of JanX (United States) in 2008 and of Technico (Canada) in 2009, reinforce the company's commitment to the North American market, where it has been present for two decades with a large workforce.

The Applus RTD Group is strengthening it's geographical position in the USA and Canada as well as in different application fields like oil & gas, power plants, refineries, storage tanks and the petrochemical industry. The headoffice for Applus RTD in the USA is in Houston; for Applus RTD Canada in Edmonton.

Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection (NDT&I) is part of the Full Services approach which Applus RTD brings to the market as Asset Integrity Services. Applus RTD is the technological world leader in NDT&I since 1937. The acquisitions of the two companies strengthen the position of Applus RTD in North America.

John E. Sisson - President QISI
Bob Burns - BU manager USA
Quality Inspection Services Inc. (QISI)
With over 20 years of experience and a workforce of over 300, QISI provides inspection, testing and engineering services, specializing in conventional and nuclear power plants. With a strong presence in the State of New York (where it is headquartered), it has 14 branches distributed all over the USA. QISI is one of the five leading companies operating in the United States in the field of power generation plant inspection.

Staveley Services Inc.
Headquartered in Ontario Province, Staveley specializes in inspections and non-destructive testing in the power industry, the aerospace sector and infrastructures, with a workforce composed of 30 highly qualified employees with ample experience. The acquisition of this company will allow Applus RTD to increase its turnover, appealing to a large customer portfolio and bringing under its fold professionals with proven management abilities and remarkable reputation. These resources will strengthen the presence of Applus RTD as the number one in its sector on the east Coast of Canada.


QISI and Staveley will be part of the Applus RTD Group, headquartered in Rotterdam (Netherlands). Applus RTD has over 3500 specialized employees and works for the main oil & gas, petrochemical, tankfarm and power companies in the world. With over 2,000 customers, its 2010 turnover will exceeded 350M.

Applus+ acquired the Dutch group RTD in April 2006, which gave birth to Applus RTD, the division specialized in Asset Integrity Services. In 2008, Applus+ purchased the companies MB Inspection and JanX, market leaders in the United Kingdom and the United States, respectively, becoming the world leader in this business area. The expansion of this division continued in 2009 with new acquisitions in France, Poland and Canada.

Applus+, a global company in the field of conformity assessment

Applus+ is a leading company in testing, inspection, certification and technological services. It is also one of the ten largest companies in the conformity assessment sector worldwide and the largest Spanish multinational in the field. It is a global leader in the fields of vehicle inspection and non-destructive testing and is among the top companies in Europe in the inspection, technical assistance and laboratory sectors.

The company, whose CEO is Joaquim Coello, has a workforce of more than 10,000 people and had a turnover of 837M in 2008. Applus+, part of the company portfolio of The Carlyle Group since 2007, has operations on all five continents and provides services to more than 25 industrial sectors.

For more information please visit www.ApplusRTD.com

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