In 2006, TNO (Netherlands organization for applied scientific research) and CTICM (French scientific and technical center for steel construction) decided to merge their respective fire-related activities – representing more than 65 years’ experience – into a single organization, Efectis.

Efectis is a fire science company and covers all fire safety expertise in testing and modeling, certification and inspection around the world. To always offer safer living environments, the Efectis teams continually expand their skills to include other safety domains such as structural integrity, pathology assessment of materials, components and systems, and life prediction and durability for new and old buildings, monuments and infrastructures.

Facts and figures

companies dedicated to fire science: Efectis France, Efectis Nederland, Efectis Era Avrasya,  Efectis Outlabs Ventilation, Efectis Uk/Ireland

More than 200 employees at 16 sites, including 6 laboratories

Recognized as official testing institutes for more than 65 years


6 strategic partners: Era Yönetim (Turkey), Ifopse (France), FluidAlp (France), Gexcon, Sopemea, Enveho

Nearly 2 500 tests done in 2016 (reaction to fire and fire resistance tests)

Turnover: more than € 24 million in 2016

12 furnaces

22 installations for reaction to fire testing

More than 800 accredited tests for both Dutch and French laboratories

Efectis France and Efectis Nederland are the founding members of EGOLF, the European Group of Official Laboratories for Fire Testing, and have the presidency until 2016.

Our history

January 2004
October 2005
December 2006
July 2007
December 2007
July 2008
February 2009
August 2009
August 2010
April 2011
May 2011
January 2013
March 2013
June 2013
January 2014
July 2017
January 2004 CTICM and TNO create Efectis Grouping. The aim is to organize a laboratory network to provide high-quality services to clients.
December 2006 Efectis Nederland and Efectis France are created. They replace TNO and CTICM in Efectis Grouping.
July 2007 Afiti-Licof (Spain) becomes a partner.
December 2007 Creation of Efectis Group, comprising Efectis France and Efectis Nederland.
July 2008 Afiti-Licof becomes a member of Efectis Grouping.
February 2009 The certification department of CTICM becomes a member of Efectis Grouping.
August 2009 Afiti-Licof and Efectis create the company Efectis Ibérica (Spain).
August 2010 Era (Turkey) and Efectis sign an MOU for the creation of the first fire resistance and reaction to fire testing laboratory in Turkey.
April 2011 Efectis branding is developed and promoted exclusively by Efectis Group.
May 2011 Era and Efectis create the company Efectis Era Avrasya (Turkey) based in Gebze, near Istanbul.
January 2013 Efectis France opens a second laboratory, in Les Avenières, near Lyon.
March 2013 Incorporation of Efectis Outlabs Ventilation (France), whose aim is to perform in situ tests in the field of fire safety and ventilation.
June 2013 Efectis Nederland moves to a new laboratory in Bleiswijk, near The Hague.
January 2014 Creation of OutLabs Structures, dedicated to the diagnostic of materials and structures pathologies. (
July 2017 University of Ulster and Efectis create the company Efectis UK/Ireland

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