Bureau Veritas expands building and infrastructure project compliance services with the acquisition of Owen Group


NEW YORK, March 18, 2019 — Bureau Veritas (ENXTPA:BVI) today announced the acquisition of Owen Group, a US-based company. Owen Group is a regional leader in project compliance services for building and infrastructure clients including ADA accessibility compliance, deferred maintenance compliance, commissioning, and code compliance. Owen Group is headquartered in Irvine, California and services a marquee client base including state, regional, and other government agencies in California.

The acquisition expands Bureau Veritas’ presence in California and strengthens Bureau Veritas’ position as a market leader in building and infrastructure compliance services, asset management, and project management assistance in the United States.

“Expanding our services for building and infrastructure clients is a strategic priority for our North American operations, particularly in California as it is the largest state by GDP and population in the United States, with solid growth prospects,” said Isam Hasenin, COO Facilities Division, Bureau Veritas. “Owen Group has an excellent reputation. The company’s deep technical expertise in building compliance combined with its forward-thinking entrepreneurial culture, is a perfect fit for Bureau Veritas, and ensures we are poised to continue to deliver best-in-class testing, inspection, and certification solutions to our clients and communities. We welcome Owen Group to Bureau Veritas!”

Michael Chegini, Owen Group CEO & Managing Principal, stated:

“We are excited to join the Bureau Veritas group, and look forward to expanding our geographic presence and portfolio of services that we can provide to our clients. We are joining a true market leader in building and infrastructure project compliance and asset management in the US. BV’s innovative solutions and tech-driven capabilities will complement Owen Group’s core service offering, and our clients will now have access to a wide array of technical expertise and services through a single organization.”

About Bureau Veritas

For nearly 200 years, clients in hundreds of industries from automotive to agriculture have relied on Bureau Veritas’ testing, inspection and certification services to navigate market changes and make a demanding new world safer. With 7,500 employees in North America, and a network of 75,000 in 140 countries across the world, Bureau Veritas’ global operations and digital solutions go beyond simple compliance to help organizations large and small reduce risk, improve performance and promote sustainable development.

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