Press release

Bureau Veritas High Tech Laboratory Settled in Zhongshan and Actively Participated in the Construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

2019 Oct 21

On October 18, Bureau Veritas (hereinafter referred to as "BV") held the opening ceremony of BV-Fairweather Inspection & Consultants (Guangdong) Co., Ltd. and Bureau Veritas high and new technology laboratory in Minsen Technology Industrial Park, Sanjiao town, Zhongshan.

Emmanuel DANION, operation director of Greater China Region, commodity and industrial facilities division, Bureau Veritas Group, Wei Yungang, vice president of Greater China Region, commodity and industrial facilities division, Bureau Veritas Group, and general manager of oil, gas and chemical business group, Chen Changhong, chairman of BV-Fairweather Inspection & Consultants (Guangdong) Co., Ltd., Fang Baojia, general manager, Lei Yuelong, deputy mayor of Zhongshan Municipal People's government, attended the opening ceremony, together with guests from Zhongshan Municipal Bureau of Commerce, bureau of industry and information technology, bureau of market supervision, investment promotion company and Sanjiao town government, Zhongshan Branch of Guangdong Special Equipment Inspection Institute, and Beijing Institute of Technology, etc.

Deputy Mayor Lei Yuelong said in his speech: With the in-depth implementation of the development planning outline of Guangdong - Hong Kong - Macao Greater Bay Area, and the acceleration of the construction of major infrastructure such as Shenzhen-Zhongshan channel and Shenzhen-Maoming railway, Zhongshan has ushered in an important period of strategic opportunity for reform and opening up. Amidst this critical historical era, today we jointly celebrate the official opening and operation of Bureau Veritas Fairweather Inspection Technology (Guangdong) Co., Ltd. Bureau Veritas, a globally well-known inspection and testing certification agency, has invested in the construction of a high-tech laboratory for inspection and testing of major equipment manufacturing industry in Zhongshan, which will effectively promote Zhongshan enterprises to improve product performance and participate in international competition. The municipal government will, as always, support the development of enterprises, wholeheartedly provide enterprises with higher quality, more convenient and more efficient services, and work together for win-win cooperation and development.

Emmanuel DANION said in his speech: Bureau Veritas's rapid development in China in the past 25 years is a direct result from the support of the Chinese government. It is an in-depth cooperation between Bureau Veritas and the government to establish a high-tech laboratory in Guangdong - Hong Kong - Macao Greater Bay Area. Bureau Veritas is supported by the local government and Guangdong Special Equipment Inspection Institute. We will continue to deepen collaboration, give full play to our respective advantages and serve our customers with mutual efforts.

Wei Yungang said in his speech: Bureau Veritas decided to settle in Zhongshan at the conference of "Attracting Investment and Talents in Zhongshan" on March 28, 2018. At the end of the same year, Bureau Veritas signed an agreement with Sanjiao town government to relocate its legal entity in Shenzhen to Sanjiao Town, Zhongshan while building BV Zhongshan Inspection and testing high and new technology laboratory. China is the second hometown of Bureau Veritas. BV has witnessed and participated in the rapid development of China's economy, and is absolutely optimistic about the historical development opportunities of Guangdong - Hong Kong - Macao Greater Bay Area. Bureau Veritas will give full play to its advantages in brand, global network, international projects, etc., continuously introduce advanced international technologies and management concepts, and actively participate in the construction and quality improvement of Zhongshan public technical service platform in inspection and testing, quality certification, standardized services, mutual recognition of standards and other aspects.

Bureau Veritas Zhongshan high tech laboratory will carry out inspection, testing, analysis and evaluation for major equipment manufacturing industry, new wind power sources, high-end offshore equipment, large steel structures, amusement facilities, etc., and enact international mutual recognition of project parameters such as product performance, reliability, safety, etc. By means of nearby services, international certification and mutual recognition of results, we will reduce the cost of export inspection and certification, eliminate barriers to export trade, provide high-quality services to government regulators and enterprises, make positive contributions to the economic transformation and upgrading of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Great Bay Area, as well as Guangdong's "four leading sectors in the country".

In line with the principles of "cooperation, complementarity and win-win", Bureau Veritas will work closely with strategic partners such as Guangdong Special Equipment Inspection Institute, Zhongshan Branch of Guangdong Special Equipment Inspection Institute, Beijing Institute of Technology and Zhuhai Campus, Beijing Institute of Technology to ensure integration of inspection, learning and research, and cooperate with relevant parties to build valve testing center, international stress testing laboratory and other brands, reflecting industry characteristics and enhancing market awareness. BV is committed to innovation, constantly stimulating vitality, jointly expanding international business and marching into the international market.