JOHANESSBURG – The international company Bureau Veritas is showing an increased friendly disposition and is planning in investing in South Africa after sending more investments to that country. Bureau Veritas is a company that specializes in testing, inspection, and certification of construction entities.
Bureau Veritas is now looking to set up its operations in South Africa’s construction and infrastructure industry.
Marc Roussel, the senior vice president Africa, said that this was not a maiden move since Bureau Veritas had also pumped a lot of money last year to broaden their capabilities South Africa due to the demand of pesticide testing in the agrifood sector.
According to Roussel, the company’s presence in the South African market dates back to 1994 and has been present in the continent since the 18th Century.
As an international company established in 1828, Bureau Veritas has been providing its services to 140 countries, employing about 72000 people worldwide. The company has an annual turnover of 4.5 billion euros, Roussel said.
Lately, the company wants to start analysis and inspection of aging structures to give guidance to municipalities and city entities for ‘urban renewal, gentrification, and regeneration.’
Sal Govender (the recently appointed vice-president Bureau Veritas, Southern Africa) said the company would start investing in South Africa in the first few months of this year.