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ESG renamed Socotec following acquisition

Ground investigation specialist ESG has announced that it has been renamed as Socotec with a new company-wide logo following acquisition by the French business earlier this year.

ian sparks ceo socotec uk

Ian Sparks is CEO of Socotec UK, which was formally known as ESG

According to Socotec, the widened brand also better represents its global expansion and growth plans.

“The changes to our visual identity and the deployment of the Socotec brand are in phase with developments within our group and our ambitions for growth in Europe with a particular focus on France, the UK and Germany,” said Socotech Group CEO Hervé Montjotin. “The acquisitions made since the beginning of the year have added €130M in full-year revenue, and the Socotec Group is now looking to become the European leader in testing, inspection and certification for the construction and infrastructure sectors by 2020. Our goal is revenue of €800M, with 40% to be generated outside France.”

Speaking about the change from ESG to Socotec, Socotec UK CEO Ian Sparks (pictured) said: “It is important that our UK operations reflect the ambition and vision of the wider Socotec Group, who share our drive for ambitious growth through a client-driven strategy, that is why we have adopted the Socotec name and identity.

“With Socotec global footprint, we will be able to provide a wider geographic offering, and also an even broader technical service provision, while still delivering the high level of service and commitment that our clients have come to expect from us.”

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