Spectra QEST, a globally leading vendor in technical information management systems for construction materials and geotechnical testing, is pleased to announce a dynamic entry to the UK market with the signing of SOCOTEC UK.
Delivering seven million tests a year to more than 5,000 clients, SOCOTEC UK is the market leader for testing, inspection and compliance services in the UK construction sector.
In 2021, SOCOTEC commenced operations at SOCOTEC Central, a major strategic facility based in Coventry, England. Amongst other business units, the facility incorporates the Group’s geotechnical operations team and the materials testing staff, as well as state-of-the-art aggregates and concrete testing laboratories.
This significant investment led to the selection of the QEST platform by Spectra QEST as the software solution of choice. This software will help to manage SOCOTEC’s field and laboratory testing operations, schedule field technicians, interface with testing equipment and communicate technical information to clients. It also aligns directly with the organisation’s strategic ambition to grow its digitisation capabilities.
“This major investment is expected to transform our service delivery in the future and will further enhance and grow our existing digital capabilities in the UK,” said Philip Ball, technical innovation director, SOCOTEC UK.
“It will also complement the state-of-the-art capabilities at our new SOCOTEC Central office and laboratory facility, enabling improved end-to-end data processing and instrument interfacing.
“After an exhaustive market assessment, we were pleased to find a partner in Spectra QEST and are confident that the QEST platform (supported by the specialists at Spectra QEST) will be successfully implemented to service our demanding needs in the UK.”
Dirk Janek, CEO, Spectra QEST, said: “Spectra QEST has a long history of working with market leaders to explore new business opportunities and enter new markets.
“We were very pleased to see that after a meticulous examination of the leading vendors in the industry, SOCOTEC chose Spectra QEST for this transformative investment.
“I am confident that our experts, working together with the high calibre SOCOTEC team, will deliver a solution that will help SOCOTEC cement their market-leading position and be the best possible reference we could have for the UK.”
About Spectra QEST. An operating company of Vela Software International, Inc., itself an operating group of Toronto-based Constellation Software, Inc. (CSI), Spectra QEST is a software development and services company specialising in solutions for the construction materials engineering, testing, inspection and production industries.
Founded in 1984, Spectra QEST offers the most comprehensive construction materials quality platform on the market today. With offices in Adelaide, South Australia and Sacramento, California, it services customers in North America, Australasia, the Middle East and soon the United Kingdom. These customers include leading international construction companies, construction materials and geotechnical companies, construction materials manufacturers and government bodies.
About the SOCOTEC Group. With facilities in more than 40 countries and over 8,000 clients, the SOCOTEC Group delivers services to improve the performance of businesses and local authorities through risk management.
The company provides assistance to clients across the world and throughout the lifecycles of their projects in the areas of quality, health and safety and the environment. In 2020, the company made €907 million in consolidated revenues and is now present in 23 operational bases.
About SOCOTEC UK. SOCOTEC is the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, with comprehensive solutions in the Infrastructure, Safety Compliance & Sustainability, Environmental Compliance, Environmental Science, Building Control and Fire Consultancy sectors.
Dirk Janek, CEO, Spectra QEST
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