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AJA Registrars has joined the SOCOTEC group, a major player in TIC11 in the Construction and Infrastructure sectors

The acquisition entry of AJA Registrars into the SOCOTEC group allows AJA customers to benefit from a broader certification offering with greater coverage as well as further enhancing SOCOTEC’s market leasing position in Singapore and other Asian locations.

It also boosts the position of the SOCOTEC Group in Certification by adding to the already existing 5 subsidiaries (France, Japan, Philippines, United Kingdom, and Singapore) with new locations in Bangkok, Hong Kong and the USA.

The acquisition significantly increases the SOCOTEC Group’s certification business, taking its revenue to €17 million as well as widening it’s Accreditation base with AJA Registrars existing national approvals from NSC and ACFS in Thailand and JAS-ANZ through the Philippine operations.

1 Testing, Inspection, Certification; 2 Australia and New Zealand

About SOCOTEC

The SOCOTEC Group, headed by Hervé Montjotin, has built its reputation over more than 60 years as a trusted partner assisting companies in the areas of quality, health and safety, and the environment.

SOCOTEC’s mission is to ensure the integrity and performance of assets and people’s safety. Through its inspection and measurement, assistance and consultancy, and training and certification services, SOCOTEC helps to optimize the performance of companies in every sector by managing the risks inherent in their activities. Drawing on its expertise and positioning itself as a long-term partner, SOCOTEC supports its clients throughout their project’s lifecycle.

As France’s No. 1 in construction inspection and a major player in TIC2 for the construction and infrastructure sectors, the SOCOTEC Group generates consolidated revenue of €650 million (30% outside France) with 200,000 clients. It has operations in 26 countries, 6,800 employees and over 250 forms of external recognition. In France, its network of 150 locations covers the entire country and includes 32 training centers.

For more information: www.socotec.com.

AJA transition to ISO 27001:2013

AJA Registrars has been formally transitioned by UKAS to conduct ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management System audits.  As per the Transition arrangements published by UKAS, no new ISO 27001:2005 Certificates will be issued after 30 September 2014.

Dated: 1st August 2014

AJA accredited for ISO 50001 certification services

AJA Registrars has been accred­ited to conduct audits and pro­vide certification for ISO 50001 (Energy Management Systems) across all industry sectors by the US-based ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB). The prestigious accreditation makes AJA Registrars just the seventh cer­tification body to be recognized by ANAB for this increasingly popular standard. The accreditation also opens new markets and opportunities for AJA Registrars Group.  Accreditation was awarded after ANAB auditors observed audits conducted by AJA Registrars staff in Thailand and the United Kingdom.

In Thailand, AJA Registrars audited a group of publicly listed companies, employ­ing the scheme it had developed in seeking ANAB accreditation. The audits, conducted in late 2102, demonstrated to the manage­ment team responsible for the development. … For the full story download our newsletter>

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