Following the 2021 acquisition, TOR Drilling Ltd has this week rebranded as SOCOTEC. With a turnover of £140 million and over 1,700 employees, the UK is the second most important geographical platform in the SOCOTEC Group after France. TOR Drilling is the fifth acquisition made by SOCOTEC UK since 2017.
“The rebrand of TOR Drilling as SOCOTEC will allow us to enhance our site investigation portfolio, adding capabilities such as sonic drilling, ground remediation, slope access platform and hollow stem drilling systems, further strengthening our technical expertise in the construction sector,” said Dan Coen, managing director, Infrastructure, SOCOTEC UK.
Based in Glastonbury, Somerset, TOR has been involved in geotechnical, environmental and site investigation contracts since 1985 and is a specialist in in-situ bioremediation.
The SOCOTEC Group, headed by Herve Montjotin, has built its reputation over more than 60 years as a trusted partner assisting companies in the areas of quality, health and safety, and the environment.
SOCOTEC’s mission is to ensure the integrity and performance of assets and people’s safety. Through its inspection and measurement, assistance and consultancy, and training and certification services, SOCOTEC helps to optimise the performance of companies in every sector by managing the risks inherent in their activities. Drawing on its expertise and positioning itself as a long-term partner, the company supports its clients throughout their project’s lifecycle.
As a leader in construction inspection and a major player in TIC for the construction and infrastructure sectors, the SOCOTEC Group has 200,000 clients with operations in 25 countries, 8,000 employees and over 250 forms of external recognition.
In the UK, SOCOTEC is the leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, offering comprehensive solutions for the Infrastructure and Waste and Environment & Safety sectors. The company, which employs more than 1,700 people, delivers in excess of seven million tests a year to over 5,000 customers.
With a history dating back over 100 years, SOCOTEC UK, formerly ESG, has nationwide coverage on client sites and a network of 20 UKAS accredited laboratories, and continues to be a significant driver of change and innovation within the industry. By helping clients design solutions and remain compliant to changing legislation, international standards and economic conditions.