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 60 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
4 companies dedicated to fire science: Efectis France, Efectis Nederland, Efectis Era Avrasya, Efectis Outlabs Ventilation.
More than 170 employees at 14 sites, including 4 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 2 000 tests done in 2013 (reaction to fire and fire resistance tests)
Turnover: more than € 24 million in 2014
13 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.