Acquisition of AET France, specializing in Laboratory Testing, Product Development and Sustainability Testing
This acquisition reinforces BV position in the European consumer goods retail market.
Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification, announces the acquisition of AET France, a France-based testing company providing product development, project management, and user experience testing services for consumer goods markets.
AET France, founded in 2010, has 25 employees and posted revenues of €2 million in 2020.
The company serves start-ups as well as large companies worldwide, by offering a suite of innovative solutions:
- Laboratory Testing beyond compliance: AET France specializes in consumer experience testing with a strong understanding of human-machine interfaces and ergonomics, leveraging collaborative robotics solutions and fully automated ageing protocols for life testing.
- Product Development: AET France supports product developers with design and functional specifications, competition analysis, industry trend analysis and user behavior.
- Sustainability & Performance Testing: AET France supports its clients in creating tailor-made protocols and transforming assessments into recommendations for improvement.
Catherine Chen, Executive Vice-President, Consumer Products Services, Bureau Veritas, commented:
“Bureau Veritas is a worldwide leader in consumer products conformity, quality, safety and performance. The Group also positions as a leader in traceability and reliability of supply chains solutions. In light of the growth in online retail and consumers’ expectations for top-level user experience, AET France will complement Bureau Veritas’ global network and client portfolio through recognized skills on product development, project management, and user experience testing, as well as cutting-edge R&D services. Their excellent know-how and expertise also strengthen Bureau Veritas’ position as a market leader in delivering sustainable and value-added solutions for supply chains.”