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EHS specialist acquired by SOCOTEC  


Testing, inspection and compliance services business, SOCOTEC, has acquired Northamptonshire-based 4see Ltd, specialists in health, safety and environmental consultancy solutions.

Established in 2004, 4see has expertise in all aspects of health & safety risk management, training and consultancy including; CDM, environmental training and roof safety.

Speaking about the acquisition, Norman Sleeth, Managing Director, Environment & Safety, SOCOTEC UK, said: “4see offer services that complement our existing compliance services, offering not only a very broad range of health, safety and environmental compliance solutions, but also high level advice and support across a number of key areas in the built environment.

“The acquisition further strengthens our position in the UK market, and supports our ongoing ambition to become a single provider with multiple technical disciplines, in the Environment & Safety and the Infrastructure & Energy sectors. It is also fully aligned with the SOCOTEC Group’s goal of becoming European leader in TIC in the construction and infrastructure sectors by 2020.”

Mike Walker, Managing Director of 4see Ltd commented: “Having grown 4see over the last fourteen years, I am delighted to have found a home for the business that has such clear trading synergies and the ambition to take it forward to the next level.  SOCOTEC’s extensive range of services expands our existing portfolio, and we are all extremely excited by the opportunities for growth that this will bring.”

This is the SOCOTEC’s second acquisition this year having acquired ITM Monitoring in March.

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