Our History 190 years and still innovating

Our History:

190 YEARS AND STILL INNOVATING

History Our Origins 1828

1828

OUR ORIGINS

Bureau Veritas was founded with a simple goal: to make shipping safer by offering up-to-date tracking information about ships, and equipment to underwriters. We created a new methodology to assess risk for ships and equipment.

History Next Gen Shipping Today

Today

NEXT GEN SHIPPING

Veristar AIM3D ushers in a new era of shipping and offshore management. Our 3D digital twinning technology lets users see real-time reports of products and assets, collaborate remotely on a shared platform, thereby boosting agility and shortening response times.

History Automotive Pioneer 1910

1910

AUTOMOTIVE PIONEER

By applying technical controls to the automotive industry, we made a name for ourselves as trailblazers in a burgeoning sector.

History Connected Cars Today

Today

CONNECTED CARS

We continue our tradition of disruption in the automotive sector with the first V2X certification program. V2X is a wireless communications technology pivotal to the introduction of self-driving cars.

History Inspections 1920

1920

INSPECTIONS

During the modern industrial revolution we encouraged progress and expansion in the rail industry by providing inspection services of metal parts and equipment.

History Drone Surveillance Today

Today

DRONE SURVEILLANCE

Drones facilitate the inspections process, allowing our technicians to survey assets more quickly and safely, while enabling improved infrastructure maintenance and management.

History Construction Boom 1960

1960

CONSTRUCTION BOOM

Post-WWII, we oversaw the surge in construction accompanying an era of urbanization. We reinforced our expertise aiming at protecting people and improve energy efficiency and contributed to notable projects.

History Digital Modeling Today

Today

DIGITAL MODELING

We are revolutionizing construction through our Building Information Modeling (BIM) plug-in, which digitally verifies architects' designs against standards and regulations, enhancing compliance and reliability.

History Supply Chain Management 1990

1990

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

During the rise of globalization, we pre-empted the supply chain management market by introducing initiatives to improve traceability and evaluation management systems.

History Empowering Consumers Today

Today

EMPOWERING CONSUMERS

With the launch of Origin, consumers can follow products from factory to fingertips, giving an end-to-end snapshot of the manufacturing and production process.

History IPO 2007

2007

IPO

Our initial public offering gave a range of investors - French and international, institutional and private - the chance to contribute to and share in our success.

History Global Expansion Today

Today

GLOBAL EXPANSION

As we extend our international reach, our strategic plan aims to transform how we meet the needs of clients, consumers, and the communities we serve by 2020 and beyond.

History Energy 2015

2015

ENERGY

With the rise of energy consumption worldwide, we helped build onshore and offshore infrastructure to fuel the global economy.

History Green Future Today

Today

GREEN FUTURE

We are involved in the energy transition and emphasizing sustainable solutions, furthering our leadership in an evolving oil and gas industry.