The history of Vinçotte

Vinçotte was established almost 140 years ago, and since 1989 it has existed in the form of a merger of AIB and Vinçotte: the strengths of the two entities pooled as a wholly Belgian enterprise.

The name Vinçotte refers to Robert Vinçotte, 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 "Association des Industriels de Belgique", 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, Vinçotte is today one of the foremost inspection bodies in the euro zone.