About NIER .
NIER was founded in 1977 as a cooperative society focused on two major themes: Energy and Nuclear Safety.
In the 1980s it began working in the field of Environment and Major Risks, acquiring a more robust and defined structure and considerable calculation resources.
Since the early 1990s, following the issue of specific regulations, it has expanded its field of activity with Management Systems and Occupational Safety.
In 2002 it became an SpA (joint-stock company) and today it has a workforce of over 140 people, working in all sectors of engineering consultancy.
NIER was founded in 1977 - in the form of a cooperative - on the initiative of three recent graduates (Francesco Bernardi, Duilio Gennari and Paolo Vestrucci) and an established technician (Giovanni Zappellini). Energy and nuclear risk analysis were its two initial areas of activity.
At the start of the 1980s, environmental protection issues came dramatically to the fore in Italy and the rest of Europe: environmental analysis, resource management and major industrial and natural hazards were the first subjects of study and research, then consolidated activities.
At the start of the 1990s, NIER became a limited company, with a partial change in the company base. Its experience in business management systems, process analysis, emergency organisation, reliability and occupational safety was consolidated as culturally relevant for development.
Occupational safety, in the integrated meaning of HSE (Health, Safety & Environment), was a driving force in the first decade of the new century, along with system engineering, nuclear, O&G, railways and other sectors. In 2002 NIER became an SpA, and in 2003 a new operational office opened in Milan.
With the 2008 crisis, which strongly influenced the following years, a period of new challenges also began: the decade of sustainability and interconnection.
NIER moved to new offices in Castel Maggiore; new spaces and a more functional structure enabled the start of a general reorganisation process, which began by better defining the competencies and the corporate structure.
The company reorganisation process continued, with the definition of two technical areas - HSE and Systems Engineering - and three transversal areas - Commercial, R&I and General Services. The roles and competencies were better identified and defined, together with the paths of growth and development. In the same year, a new operational office opened in Naples.
The challenge is still present and the change is ongoing. We face new horizons without losing sight of the starting point: reality is positive.
The challenge of present .
In an increasingly “global village” world – in an even smaller Europe – and in the context of this period of change, the demand and the search for new relationships emerge strongly: everything is connected, connections must be sought, recognised and infrastructured.
The consultancy NIER offers helps redefine interconnections through innovation, methodologies and technologies, placing itself in partnership with customers, in the perspective of the smart society.
Integrated sustainability and system engineering define the scope of NIER’s specific contribution to the great transformation of our time: making change happen – making life better.
Its 140 employees, its network of external collaborators and continuous striving for growth make NIER a medium-sized technical consultancy company which carefully assists its clients with a wide spectrum of issues, both in Europe and on other continents.
Mission & vision .
The positivity of reality is NIER’s native principle.
This principle implies willingness to take on challenges: new problems, challenging and exciting to solve, complex problems we want to eliminate, small and big changes that continually challenge the status quo, new technologies, globalisation, economic crises.
From the premise of the positivity of reality, there follow two fundamental points of the mission: the desire to be useful and the idea of doing more, to help this positivity emerge.
Skills, professionalism, efficiency, interconnection and overview are necessary conditions to achieve this.
Being useful and doing more puts customers at the centre: they are who we work for and we would have no purpose without them (nobody works for “Nobody”).
This is a crucial point: NIER does not just want to be a group of professionals capable of solving problems, but a partner company for its customers, through a team rich in professionalism and skills.
This is why NIER aims to be a medium-sized technical consultancy company which can offer customised, complex and high-quality services at competitive prices.
Growing and internationalising further is a commitment we have made to maintain these characteristics in a context of such great transformation.