Bureau Veritas announces the acquisition of Pockrandtfounded in 1990, is a German company specializing in non-destructive testing services for power plant operators and manufacturers, Pockrandt offers a comprehensive range of on-site and laboratory assessment and testing services during the construction and operation of conventional and nuclear power plants. Based in Oberhausen, in the Rhine-Ruhr region (a strategic industrial hub in Germany), the company also operates in the Netherlands and Belgium. It has a laboratory and mobile testing units equipped with cutting-edge technologies to assess asset integrity, including ultrasonic, X-ray and video endoscopy leak and strength testing of industrial equipment.Pockrandt employs 45 highly qualified staff, and is expected to generate sales of around 4 million euros in 2011. Bureau Veritas in non-destructive testing in Germany and gain access to new European and German industrial customers. Following the acquisitions made since 2011, in Singapore (Atomic Technologies), Malaysia (Scientige) and Japan (Tohoku X-Ray), this is the fourth operation in the field of asset integrity management, in line with the 2015 strategic priorities defined for the Industry Division.