Dear customers, BABBCO would like to inform you that it will be closing on 20 May 2024.

We will respond to your requests from May 21.

Who are we? SHERWIN BABBCO / BABBCO

NDT SPECIALIST IN PENETRANT TESTING AND MAGNETIC PARTICLE INSPECTION

Who we are

SHERWIN BABBCO is a joint venture between BABBCO and SHERWIN INC. (based in the USA).

SHERWIN BABBCO is the Exclusive Distributor of Sherwin products in Europe and Africa.

BABBCO operates the distribution of Sherwin’s NDT products for SHERWIN BABBCO.

BABBCO was founded in 1952 near Paris, in France. Today, it is one of the leading european Non Destructive Testing specialist in penetrant testing and magnetic particle inspection. BABBCO also offers solutions for NDT ultrasonic testing and lightings.

BABBCO is a subsidiary of SOCOMORE, a french worldwide player specialized in surface preparation, treatment, protection and coatings.

What we do

BABBCO is a ONE STOP SHOP answering all your NDT needs. We provide our clients with complete NDT solutions: chemical products, equipments and customized services such as metrology, reference photos, analysis and repairs. Our team of NDT experts and level 3 is here to bring you technical support and deep knowledge on the European and worldwide NDT standards. We also have our own R&D laboratory where we formulate some of the solutions we offer, mainly for magnetic particle inspection.

We sell equipment and made in Europe chemical products to over 1400 customers in 57 countries, either directly or via our network of distributors.

Our offer

We are a recognized NDT supplier for the Aerospace market, Nuclear, Power, Automotive, Railway or General mechanichal industries. Our particularity, we are:

  • the master distributor and repair center in Europe for Spectro-UV: the global leader for NDT UV lamps and digital radiometers.
  • the exclusive distributor in Europe and Africa for SHERWIN penetrant testing products and reference panels mainly for the Aerospace market.
  • providing PMUC chemical products for the NUCLEAR INDUSTRY.

Why work with us


Our products, qualified by all the leading manufacturers, meet all NDT standards (EN, ISO, AMS, ASTM, ASME,etc.). We are also deeply involved in standardisation proactiveness.

We strive to reduce the environmental impact of our products and offer a range of biodegradable solutions for penetrant testing, and water-based penetrants for magnetic particle inspection.

We are a medium-sized company, which makes us more agile and responsive to answer all your NDT needs and bring you a customized support.

We are recognized by NADCAP auditors. Our satisfied customers include: EDF, SNCF, Safran, Dassault, AIR FRANCE, AIRBUS Defense and Space, AIRBUS Helicopters, Bureau Veritas, Arconic, Mecaprotec, Aubert & Duval.

The primary objective of our ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified Quality Environment system is customer satisfaction.


BABBCO supports you on a daily basis by offering a wide range of products, equipments and services adapted to your NDT needs.

For each request, a personalised assistance: from a simple advice to the realisation of customised services, BABBCO ensures a technical and operational excellence requested by the most demanding clients and auditors.

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