Protagonist in inspections and tests for infrastructures, the DIMMS group becomes SOCOTEC Italia.
Following its entry into the SOCOTEC Group in June 2018, the DIMMS Group, the Italian leader for investigations and laboratory analysis of materials in the Infrastructure and Oil & Gas sectors, is already operating under the SOCOTEC name and brand.
Directed by Massimo De Iasi, 48, founder of the company in 1992, the DIMMS Group specializes in geophysical and geognostic surveys (onshore ed offshore) in laboratory tests and analysis (earth, rocks, building materials and technology), as well as in chemical and environmental tests and analysis.
With the ultimate goal of preventing risks and securing large infrastructure and energy works, the Dimms Group intervenes on all the transport networks (roads, railways, ports, tunnels, undergrounds) and performs local surveys in onshore and offshore environments. It counts among its customers the main Italian motorway, railway and oil companies and it carries out over 3 million analyzes every year.
Establishing SOCOTEC's fourth European platform from 22 June 2018, entry date within the Group, all the companies made up of DIMMS Control and its Participates become SOCOTEC Italia starting from 1 March 2019 through a merger operation in which Elletipi Srl, LaboConsult Srl and Geomarine Srl were incorporated into DIMMS Control, whose corporate name became SOCOTEC Italia on 21 January 2019.
The new SOCOTEC Italia, whose registered office is located in Milan-Lainate, is now composed of 3 business lines corresponding to the 3 main existing business activities:
- The "Infrastructure" business line transfers the skills and unifies the teams of the two former companies DIMMS Control and Elletipi;
- The "Environment" business line transfers the skills and personnel of the former Labo Consult;
- The "Geomarine" business line transfers the skills and personnel of the former Geomarine.
In continuity with this simplification of the legal structure of SOCOTEC in Italy, the SOCOTEC brand will be gradually introduced from 1 April on all 5 branches (offices and laboratories) of SOCOTEC Italia: Milan, Avellino, Bologna, Ferrara and Ancona, on the 25 mobile laboratories, fleet of vehicles and the media..
Hervé Montjotin, CEO of the SOCOTEC Group, comments: «We are pleased that our Italian platform, which develops the leading activities in inspections and testing in the field of large infrastructure works, fully participates in the dissemination of the SOCOTEC brand in Europe. With the talented team led by Massimo De Iasi and the performance of our activities in France, England and Germany in 2018, we are on the way to becoming, in 2020, the European leader in the ICT sector (Testing, inspection, Certification) in the construction and infrastructure sectors ».
With 300 employees, SOCOTEC Italia achieved revenues of 21 million Euros in the 2018 financial year, of which 70% in the "infrastructure" businesses.