7Layers' expertise, global coverage and established position will complement Bureau Veritas' existing presence within global brands and their supply chains.
This acquisition positions Bureau Veritas as a global leader in wireless testing, almost doubling its footprint in a fast growing market. The wireless testing market will continue to experience significant growth for years to come, especially with continued innovation in the Machine to Machine (M2M) and telecommunications sectors.
Since its foundation in 1999, 7Layers has been offering integrated solutions to mobile device manufacturers, suppliers of electronics parts as well as telecommunication network operators. The company provides testing services to assess security, reliability, functionality and interoperability of a wide range of mobile devices as well as certification and engineering services.
Headquartered in Ratingen, Germany,7Layers employs 220 highly qualified employees and has engineering centers and accredited laboratories in Germany, China, South Korea, and the United States as well as representations in Japan, Taiwan and South Europe. Its 2012 revenue is estimated at €24 million.