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APAVE is a company which exists for more than 130 years; it plays an important role in the inspection, technical support, consulting and professional training in France and throughout the world.

Today the APAVE group is present everywhere in France, with one hundred and twenty agencies and eight laboratories; it intervenes in more than one hundred countries on the six continents. Its 8000 collaborators, in which 5800 engineers and technicians, field inspectors and consultants, give the governments, companies and local institutions the right solutions to their specific needs in various sectors.

APAVE group is composed of four local entities in France, in which three are equipped with a Technical Centre (CETE). APAVE group has seen its turnover increased by 3,5 % in the year 2005, to be established at 536 millions euros.
Main Financial Elements (in thousand euros)
484 020
519 049
536 744
Financial Investment
2 532
3 574
2 544
Industrial Investment
3 970
3 943
3 073
Cash Flow
14 766
16 524
4 612
Net Results
3 749
5 215
1 535
A continuous dynamic growth

With an average and yearly increase rate of +6,6% for the turnover and of +33% for the net result, the Apave Group records each year, since 1999, economic results in a sustained and constant progression.

Beyond the predominant historical part of the Inspection and Technical Assistance, the other activities and Apave subsidiaries also contribute to the development of the Group.
The APAVE group develops missions in every sector of activities responding to the needs of the clients: Civil Engineering, Property, Electrotechnics, Energy and Environment, Metallurgy, Pressure vessels, Transportation of dangerous goods, Prevention, Quality, Mechanics, Lifting and Handling, Training… Our main objectives are to fulfil the needs of the market, to integrate new activities, to develop and increase our competitiveness, so as to give a better service to our 200,000 clients.

N° 1 in training on technical risk assessment in France, using our experience, our technical competencies and our knowledge of the evolution of the regulations, APAVE helps organisations to implement their correctives and preventives safety measures, in particular in buildings and on sites.

APAVE puts at their disposal its laboratories, its testing centers and the skills of its collaborators in the sector of pollution, control of materials, testing of products, metrology, assessment of working conditions.

Organization, management, business strategies are successfully dealt by the preventors, specialists of the environment, quality auditors, doctors, veterinaries of APAVE. They offer customized services to manage risks, for long lasting performance.
  • The quality policy of APAVE Group is built on:
    • the satisfaction of the clients needs;
    • the homogeneity of our services;
    • the respect of an established deontology;
    • the maintenance and evolution of the qualification of its workforce;
    • the adaptation of laboratory and control means to the clients needs.

    APAVE SUDEUROPE and its technical centre, the “CETE APAVE SUDEUROPE”, form the APAVE SUDEUROPE GROUP, one of the four local entities of the APAVE group. It has about 3 000 salaried in which 2 300 Engineers and Technicians. With main offices in Bordeaux, Marseille and Lyon, it develops its activities in the south of France and abroad. In this context, it is responsible for international activities in the African-Indian Ocean zone.

    AETS, “Applications Européennes de Technologie et de Services”, has been set up as a consulting subsidiary of CETE APAVE SUDEUROPE in 1996. AETS performs consulting missions for international private clients, local institutions, and more specifically international organisations financing projects for developing countries : technical assistance projects for the European Commission (FED, MEDA, PHARE, SYNERGY, TACIS,…) as well as other sponsors like the World Bank, African Development Bank et the French Development Agency.

    The activity of ‘APAVE SUDEUROPE’ group in the African – Indian Ocean zone covers all the basic skills which are the inspection, technical assistance, consulting and training, in the sectors of industry, oil and gas, construction, as well as the tertiary sector. The group is also very active in development projects : infrastructures, water and wastewater treatment, energy control, rural electrification, regulations and standardisation, quality of products and systems. These fields are covered through technical services as well as institutional support and capacity reinforcement.

    Direct actions requiring the implication of the technical centre complete the range of services offered by the various subsidiaries settled on the geographical zones below:
    • North Africa: Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia
    • West Africa: Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Bissau Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal
    • Central Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Chad, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon
    • Indian Ocean: Reunion Island, Mauritius, Madagascar

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