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1907
The General Laboratory for Testing and Research (Laboratori General d’Assaig i Investigació, LGAI) is established in Barcelona as a public testing and research entity.
1995
The QLGAI certification mark is created
1999

Start of international expansion in Latin America.

2003
Applus+ starts managing LGAI as the basis for its international expansion in the certification business. The Applus+ system certification and product certification marks are created.
2004
Applus+ integrates Soluziona Quality and Environment (Soluziona Calidad y Medio Ambiente) into its structure expanding its office network throughout Spain, with presence in all the autonomous regions.
2006
Start of Applus+ LGAI activities in China
2007
Applus+ LGAI is the first certification entity to achieve the ENAC ISO/IEC 270001 accreditation.
2009
Applus+ LGAI consolidates itself as the third entity with the largest number of certificates issued in Spain.
2010
Applus+ LGAI obtains United Nations Framework Convention Climate Change (UNFCCC) accreditation to validate CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) projects.
2011
In 2011 VELOSI joinded the Applus+ Group. Velosi Quality Management International (VQMI) is RvA accredited and offers system certification services in Middle East, especially for the Oil & Gas industry.  

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