Applus RTD Group

Applus RTD Group

Applus RTD is a leading global energy service provider, delivering technical assurance through non-destructive testing, inspection, and certification to the capital-intensive, high-risk energy, utility and infrastructure industries in every region of the world. Delivering the highest quality service through highly qualified specialist staff and using the latest techniques and technology, Applus RTD focuses on exceeding customer expectations while meeting their needs.

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Delftweg 144 , Rotterdam , 3046 NC Netherlands
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Business Type:
Service provider
Industry Type:
Energy Monitoring and Testing
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:

At the heart of Applus RTD are our people and technologies. Our highly trained employees have a strong sense of responsibility and thrive on the challenge of working to exceed client expectations while delivering technical innovation that sets the global standard in our field.

Across the industrial spectrum, Applus RTD focuses on delivering technical excellence. We have industry leading experience and expertise in project management for pipelines, offshore and onshore production facilities, refinery and storage facilities in the oil and gas, traditional and renewable energy sectors, and national utility and infrastructure markets.

Integrity is vital to the future of these global industries and our objective is to ensure that assets are safe at all levels of operation by delivering the highest level of technical assurance at every stage.

Our specialist teams are focused on the energy sector and associated industries across North and South America, including Canada, the United States and Brazil, Europe, South East Asia and Australia.

Through ongoing personal training of our 3,600 employees, and a program of technological research and development aimed at delivering new techniques that maximize the effectiveness and value of our services, we aim to set the global standard in non-destructive testing, inspection and certification.

Marine welding engineer, Lambertus van Ouwerkerk, founded his firm, the non-destructive testing (NDT) specialist RTD, in 1937. He built a successful business by realizing that X-ray inspection techniques could be utilized in order to check welds on ship hulls.

Van Ouwerkerk believed that NDT would play a crucial role in the use of welding techniques as a replacement for traditional riveting in steel construction.

At Applus+, we are convinced that management through our values and principles achieves more efficient and competitive results, ensuring a profitable and sustainable growth.

Our corporate reputation is one of our group's most valuable assets and a key component in performing our services. Therefore, impartiality, independence and integrity are the foundation for developing our Code of Ethics.

All of these values are shared and endorsed by our team, reinforcing our group's unity and cohesion, to help us in our sustainable and profitable growth strategy.

In 2012, the Code of Ethics was reviewed and reformulated. The deployment of our new Code of Ethics is supported by an extensive implementation program which ensures that all employees have read and understood it; that directors are familiar with the internal policies and procedures of the Code and that Applus+ has implemented and is able to demonstrate that it has an effective Compliance Program.

At Applus+, quality, environment and safety are elements of an essential part of our activities and culture.

When Applus+ performs its services, it promotes innovation, quality, safety of people and of the client's assets in order to meet the growing demands of the market and local authorities, as well as of end users.

Beyond the services we offer at Applus+ we strive to improve our management systems regarding quality and safety in the environment and in our relations with our clients, employees, and suppliers.

The active support of all our team implements this commitment at all levels of divisional, regional, and national management.

We achieve these changes by establishing good practices that promote and support numerous initiatives developed at the local level. As a result, responsible practices and behavior are promoted throughout the entire business.

The principles which govern these activities are contained within our quality and environmental policy and within our environmental management policy, all of which follow the stipulations of the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards.