Sopavib, the Lyon-based subsidiary of the Sopemea group, celebrated its 20th anniversary on July 4th 2017 marking two decades of continued service provided to clients in the Aeronautics & Space, Defence, Railways, Energy and Automobile industries.

Sopavib, created in 1997 under the impulse of Sopemea in partnership with Apave Sud Europe and Vibratec, is a test laboratory specialised in mechanical, vibration, climate and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing.

Over the past 20 years, Sopavib has offered a wide range of testing tools and facilities. The laboratory is equipped with a number of technical installations that enable the teams to conduct comprehensive qualification test campaigns on all types of equipment.

The laboratory is accredited by COFRAC and benefits from the French Research Tax Credit and Innovation Tax Credit (Crédit Impôt Recherche (CIR) and Crédit Impôt Innovation (CII)). Sopavib offers its technical expertise at different stages of the supply chain:

  • Research & expertise
  • Tailor-made tests
  • Assistance, definition of test programmes or procedures
  • Investigation tests
  • Qualification tests
  • Maintenance of testing facilities