VinÃ§otte was established almost 140 years ago, and since 1989 it has existed in the form of a merger of AIB and VinÃ§otte: the strengths of the two entities pooled as a 100% Belgian enterprise.
The name VinÃ§otte refers to Robert VinÃ§otte, who in 1872 was given the task by a small number of industrialists to make steam boilers safer. At that time steam was the main source of energy for industry.
AIB stood for âAssociation des Industriels de Belgiqueâ, and was set up in 1890 by Henri Adan, with the aim of carrying out preventive research and taking measures to prevent industrial accidents.
With a market share of around 75% on its home market of Belgium, VinÃ§otte is today one of the foremost inspection bodies in the euro zone.