7layers – a Bureau Veritas Group company
The wireless group “7layers” is an integral part of the Bureau Veritas Smartworld segment
The parent company of 7layers is the Bureau Veritas Group, a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Bureau Veritas offers innovative solutions that go beyond simple compliance with regulations and standards, reducing risk, improving performance and promoting sustainable development. Bureau Veritas is recognized and accredited by major national and international organizations.
Bureau Veritas is promoting its network of test centers, that provide global test and certification services for wireless connected devices and smart services through its Wireless/Smartworld segment.
Development of the 7layers wireless expert group
7layers was founded in 1999 with its head office in Ratingen, Germany and further test & service centers in the USA, China, S. Korea and Japan.
Between 1999 and 2013 the 7layers group
- established itself as one of the leading test house groups for mobile devices and the growing number of wireless connected devices, modules and chipsets.
- In addition to test and certification services for wireless devices, the group established engineering services. These are especially geared to supporting the development of test specifications, quality policies and lifecycle management of smart IoT Services.
- For the enhancement of wireless test processes, 7layers has developed the proven Interlab test management system and Interlab test solutions.
In response to the Internet of Things (IoT) with its ubiquitous connectivity and a rapidly expanding IoT Services sector, 7layers is continually expanding its service level and integrating new technologies and certification requirements. Recognizing this, the Bureau Veritas Group acquired 7layers in 2013, thus strengthening Bureau Veritas’ footprint in the wireless world and enabling the 7layers group to continue providing the expertise and service its clientele has grown to expect.
Strategic partnership with Bureau Veritas
The strategic partnership between 7layers and Bureau Veritas has proven to be a valuable step in extending the wireless/smartworld services throughout the Bureau Veritas network. 7layers’ longstanding wireless experience ideally complements Bureau Veritas’ comprehensive TIC services portfolio, provided through a global network of test laboratories to a wide array of industries. With 7layers as their point of contact, customers are today able to benefit directly from the continuously expanding portfolio of the Bureau Veritas Group.
By joining forces in the wireless/smartworld segment, the combination of Bureau Veritas and 7layers has established itself as a globally leading single-source provider, covering the relevant business needs of industries such as mobile phone, connected cars (V2X), smart home, industry 4.0, wearables, m-health etc.