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7Layers joins Bureau Veritas

Published on 4 January 2013

7Layers is now
a Bureau Veritas Group company

The 7Layers Group would like to announce that as of the beginning of 2013, its ownership has changed and that it now belongs to the Bureau Veritas Group.

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in conformity assessment and certification services. Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas supports its clients in improving their performance by offering services and innovative solutions which ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

Under the deal, 7Layers, a specialist in wireless electronic products testing, certification, engineering & test management solutions will bring years of experience, global coverage and an established position in the world of wireless communications into the Bureau Veritas Group.

7Layers regards this step as a strategic partnership that will benefit the whole 7Layers Group and all its partners. With the trend developing towards a smarter world and ubiquitous wireless connectivity, 7Layers needs to continuously revise and improve its services and its product lines. The effect of having a strong partner will be beneficial in meeting these challenges, and enable the 7Layers group to continue to satisfy the growing expectations of its international clientele.

Dr. Hans-Jürgen Meckelburg, President & CEO of the 7Layers Group, explained: “I regard this step as a very positive development for 7Layers and all its stakeholders. An international, well established group such as Bureau Veritas is ideal to support the 7Layers engineering centers and accredited laboratories in further expanding their portfolio and reaching out to new markets. The already extensive footprint of Bureau Veritas in the fast-growing wireless testing market can be ideally complemented by the 7Layers portfolio.”

7Layers would like to point out to its large number of faithful customers that their current business and the validity of their contracts with 7Layers will not be affected by this transaction. Business with our customers and partners will remain unchanged.

Oliver Butler, Bureau Veritas’ President, Consumer Products Services, added: “The combination of 7Layers’ technology know-how and image, coupled with our strong Electrical & Electronics plus Automotive footprint, creates a world class global Technical and Service delivery network. Our comprehensive network will support our clients demanding time to market goals, will enable their products and services to meet the ever increasing demands of a smarter world and will contribute to a more efficient supply chain.”

7Layers looks forward to further expanding its services in the wireless testing market, and being in an even better position to help its customers meet the requirements of a smarter world.