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Our history

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1980

Start of RTD Belgium

1987

Acquisition of the company Omnitest GmbH

1990

Establishment of RTD Canada

1992

Establishment of RTD Czech Republic

1998

Start of RTD Slovakia

2003

Acquisition of the company Compra GmbH

2004

In addition to the extensive range of testing techniques, an equally complex range of special test technologies was also developed. Through continuous growth fueled by various take-overs, RTD has managed to build a nationwide network of service centers close to its customers.

RTD's acquisition of Steeltest in Australia.

2005

RTD's acquisition of PS&I in France

2006

In 2006, RTD became part of the Applus+ Group, a global leader in inspection, testing, certification and technology.

Applus+ RTD has developed an unrivalled bank of knowledge of the processes involved across the energy and power industries, and we deliver our services around the world through a team of more than 4,500 highly experienced and capable employees.

2007

In April 2007, Röntgen Technischer Dienst GmbH was renamed Applus RTD Deutschland Inspektionsgesellschaft mbH to reflect its affiliation with the Spanish company Applus+. Applus+ has over 17,000 employees in more than 350 offices in over 60 countries. The six divisions of Applus+ offer testing, inspection, certification and engineering & consultancy services worldwide.

Applus RTD takes over Vantage (Netherlands), DCI Meettechniek (Netherlands), PNDT (Australia) and RMI (Norway).
2008

Applus RTD represents one of the six Applus+ divisions and is one of the leading non-destructive testing (NDT) companies worldwide. Within this division the countries Germany, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Slovakia and Czech Republic form the Business Unit Central and Eastern Europe. Headquarters of the BU CEUR is Bochum, Germany.

Applus RTD takes over MB Inspection (UK) and starts Applus RTD Austria and Applus RTD Switzerland. The same year Applus RTD takes over JanX in the USA.
2009

Applus RTD acquires CTS in France and Technico in Canada

2010

Acquisitions of QISI and Valley-X, both in the USA and Stavely in Canada.

We also opened an office in Denmark.

2011
Acquisitions in North and South America: JanX, Quality Inspection Services, Valley Industrial X-ray and Kiefner & Associates in the US, Technico and Stavely in Canada and Qualitec in Brazil.
Acquisitions in Australia: Steeltest and PNDT of Australia. As Applus RTD continues to grow, our focus remains the delivery of the highest possible standard of service in every discipline, in the key energy sector markets, both established and emerging.
 
2013

Today, Applus+ RTD has over 17 sites in Germany and employs a workforce of around 400 people. The head office and management are based in Bochum.

Applus+ RTD is widely recognized in the field of research and development, and its successful developments have added significantly to technical progress in NDT.

Private and public sector customers benefit from Applus+ RTD's extensive know-how, which is the result of over 75 years of international experience. The company will continue to expand its leading role with the help of its highly qualified workforce, setting new inspection and quality assurance benchmarks through collective competence and innovation.

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