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1980

VELOSI was founded in 1982, when the company opened its first office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We offered conventional non-destructive testing (NDT) to local clients. In 1987, VELOSI it became the largest inspection company in the country, when it was awarded its first inspection contract with Shell in Miri (located in the East Malaysian state of Sarawak)

1990

In the nineties, VELOSI began its venture outside the borders of Malaysia. In 1993, it was awarded two international contracts – the first with Brunei Shell Petroleum and the second an inspection contract for the Yacheng subsea pipeline, which ran from Hainan Island to Hong Kong.  

1995

In 1995, VELOSI established a European presence with the opening of its UK offices. We also moved into the Middle Eastern markets, opening offices in the UAE, Qatar and Oman in 1996 and Kuwait in 1997.

In the latter half of the decade, VELOSI continued its foray into global markets. The late 1990s saw it secure more major contracts in the Middle East and on the heels of that, the company successfully established VELOSI USA.

2000

The first few years of the 21st century saw the expansion and growth of the VELOSI Group; as it acquired inspection service companies including Kurtec, Intec UK and K2, enabling it to offer an even wider range of inspection, evaluation and monitoring services worldwide.

2005

In early 2005, VELOSI established a presence on another continent, after securing its first African contract.

VELOSI was successfully listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2006.

2010

In March 2011, VELOSI was delisted when it joined the Applus+ Group, after being acquired by the Spanish company and The Carlyle Group. As a result of this merger, VELOSI is now part of a comprehensive group of inspection service companies, each of which with its own areas of expertise areas.

Once again, we have the opportunity to expand our global reach through strategic partnerships with these partner companies – enabling us to continue fulfilling our goal of providing its clients with a comprehensive ‘global reach, local service’ solution to all their inspection needs.

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