CERTIFER SA
18 RUE EDMOND MEMBREE
59308  Valenciennes
N°TVA : 73411047285
 

Our history begins in 1997, with the foundation of the "Agence de Certification Ferroviaire" (ACF). These 25 years have been an exciting journey from a non-profit organisation to an international group - leader in inspection, certification and testing for railway and urban transportation.

 

THE DEVELOPMENT OF CERTIFER HAS BEEN STRUCTURED IN FOUR KEY PERIODS:

  • 1997- 2000’s      To develop certification in France
  • 2010-2014          To expand into international markets
  • 2015-2018          To develop organizational means to become a major group
  • 2019-2023          To Become THE leader of railway certification and independent expertise

Certifer, your railway certification body

    • ACF become Notified Body
      (NoBo)

       

      2000

      1997

      Commitment.
      To develop certification in France

       

      Foundation of the
      Railway
      Certification
      Agency (ACF) as a
      non-profit
      organisation

      200§

       

      First Urban
      transportation
      Recognition (OQA)
      (French ISA)

    • 1st subsidiary:
      Certifer Algérie

       

      2012

      Certifer Asia : opening of a
      Certifer Representative
      Office in Vietnam

       

      2014

      Internationalisation.

      To expand into international markets

      2013

       

      Acquisition of a
      company in Italy
      which will become
      Certifer Italia
      Acquisition of a
      company specialised
      in Urban Insertion
      (Trames Urbaines)

    • New subsidiaries Certifer America Latina,
      Certifer Australia, Certifer Türkiye

       

      2015-2017

      Organisations

      To develop organizational means to
      become a major group

      2015

       

      Transfer from the non-
      profit organisation status
      to a Limited Company
      ( CERTIFER SA)

      Apave becomes minority
      shareholder of Certifer
      SA (35% then 49%
      in 2018)

      2017

       

      Acquisition of Belgorail
      (Brussels) with a

      representative office in Spain
      (Madrid)
      Creation of our Dubai branch

    • Creation of Certifer China/ Asia Pacific
      Creation of a common company with
      SNCF TRY & Cert

      Certifer Italia become the 3rd NoBo of
      the Group

       

      2019

      Development.

      To become THE leader of railway
      certification and independent expertise

      2023

       

      2020

       

      Acquisition of AEbt Group /
      ERC
      ( Nuremberg, Olten,
      Graz)

      Acquisition of HHC/DRS
      ( The Netherlands, Germany and
      Scandinavia)

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