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Press release – Intero Integrity Services acquires leading environmental and integrity service provider The Sniffers

Tricht, The Netherlands, 18 December 2019 – Intero Integrity Services is pleased to announce that they have acquired The Sniffers, a longstanding service provider to the oil & gas industry and specialized in emission monitoring and pipeline integrity services.

The Sniffers, founded in 1991 and headquartered in Belgium, offers emission reduction services such as LDAR and tank emission measurements, energy saving projects for flare- and steam-losses and underground pipeline integrity services. Through 750 projects every year, the 90 specialists of The Sniffers bring best-in-class services to a variety of oil & gas companies around the world.

The acquisition of The Sniffers strengthens our business and is a further step in developing our environmental and sustainability goals and enhancing our presence in global key industry sectors. Their experience and credentials, together with our own, will open new possibilities in providing additional services to our current and new customers.  

Rienk de Vries, CEO Intero

Intero Integrity Services provides The Sniffers with an extensive global network and access to many new customers. Our team is pleased to join strengths with Intero Integrity Services and to continue our journey to growth. Our emission reduction expertise and our pipeline integrity services can now be brought to more customers around the world. The Sniffers will help them realize their environmental and sustainability ambition. Climate change conferences like COP25 and sustainability objectives provide a very positive business outlook for The Sniffers. This acquisition will accelerate our global growth opportunities.

Bart Wauterickx, CEO The Sniffers

Intero Integrity Services is proud to have acquired The Sniffers. The synergies between both companies for integrity and industrial services are promising. The services of The Sniffers will be added to Intero’s current inspection and industrial services portfolio.

Intero Integrity Services is the leading specialist for keeping oil, gas and petrochemical facilities clean, safe, well maintained and highly productive. They provide customers globally with an extensive range of inspection and industrial solutions. Intero employs 350 people and is headquartered in The Netherlands. They serve their customers through 16 offices around the world. In 2017 Intero was bought by First Reserve, a leading global private equity investment firm exclusively focused on energy. First Reserve has cultivated an enduring network of global relationships and raised USD $32 billion of aggregate capital since inception.

About Intero Integrity Services

Intero Integrity Services is a global leading inspection and industrial services provider to the oil, gas refining and petrochemical industries. Formerly operating as A.Hak Industrial Services, the company has built an excellent track record in providing total inspection and industrial solutions with state-of-the-art technology and world-class employees. Operating globally, Intero Integrity Services uses an integrated approach to work with clients to optimize the use of their assets, from design through to end-of-life. For more information, please visit

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About The Sniffers

The Sniffers is a global service provider in emission reduction and pipeline integrity for the oil, gas and (petro)chemical industry. They realize their customers environmental and sustainability ambition with emission monitoring and pipeline inspections. As an international service provider, they executed over 8.000 successful projects and have 28 years of experience in the industry. For more information, please visit

For media inquiries related to The Sniffers, please contact: Bart Wauterickx – CEO –