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Our history

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1907
The General Laboratory for Testing and Research (Laboratori General d’Assaigs i Investigacions, LGAI) is established in Barcelona as a public testing and research entity.
1986
Building of a new LGAI facility: a 60,000m2 multidisciplinary technological centre dedicated to product testing, research and certification.
2003
Privatisation of LGAI with its incorporation into the Applus+ Group as a division dedicated to testing and certification.
2006
Start of Applus+ LGAI activities in China, where it currently has materials -and IT- testing laboratories.
2009

Acquisition of ABAC, an engineering company dedicated to testing tools and processes.

2011
Acquisition of BKW, a leading materials-testing company and Airbus Tier 1 supplier with headquarters in the Bremen industrial cluster.
2012
Launch of the ‘Applus+ Laboratories’ brand to support the internationalisation of the Applus+ Group division dedicated to testing, engineering and product certification.   
2013
New material testing laboratory dedicated to the oil & gas industry opens in Norway. 
2014
  • Applus+ is listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange.
  • New electrical -and electronic- product testing laboratory set up in Saudi Arabia.
  • Shanghai's composite-materials laboratory receives NADCAP accreditation.
  • Applus+ sells its testing laboratories for agrifood and consumer products.
2015
Acquisition of Arcadia Aerospace Industries LLC, a US-based company specialising in NDT services and the development of automated NDT equipment for the aerospace industry.

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