Bureau Veritas recently finalized its acquisition of oil analysis leader Analysts Inc., which will continue to operate under its current name with no changes in its business structure or operational processes.

"The acquisition of Analysts further deepens our footprint in North America and positions Bureau Veritas as a leader in this highly specialized lubricant oil analysis market," said Didier Michaud-Daniel, Bureau Veritas' chief executive officer.

Over the next year, Analysts Inc. will begin to leverage Bureau Veritas' global and local networks to exchange best practices and innovations. By tapping into an expanded suite of testing, inspection and certification services, Analysts will be able to offer new services and solutions.

"The acquisition presents our customers with new testing resources and expertise to continue to maximize the value they receive through our testing services," said Analysts' chief executive officer Michael Forgeron. "At the same time, it strengthens Bureau Veritas' presence in the global oil analysis market."

With four laboratories in the United States and joint-venture laboratories in Mexico, Japan and China, Analysts Inc. provides services covering a wide range of industries, including production machinery, manufacturing equipment, power generation, marine, heavy construction, mining, trucking, transit and aircraft industries.

Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services with more than 64,000 employees in 1,330 offices and laboratories in 140 countries.

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