Tuesday, May 15, 2012

TUV Rheinland celebrates 140th anniversary

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TÜV Rheinland said Monday it is celebrating 140 years of delivering premier independent certification, testing, and assessment services to businesses around the world.

The company began in 1872 as an entrepreneurial endeavor to inspect steam boilers in the districts of Elberfeld and Barmen in Germany. It now has grown into a network of acknowledged laboratories and test and training centers with 500 locations in more than 60 countries and 16,000 employees.

The oldest testing and certification company in the world, TÜV Rheinland tests and certifies technical systems, products and services, supports projects, and designs processes for companies in nearly all industrial sectors and areas of life and business.

Businesses use TÜV Rheinland's services to effectively enter domestic and international markets, the company says. The company, in turn, assures its clients' success by adhering to uniform, high standards of safety and quality while meeting strict time-to-market requirements in a cost-efficient manner.

"For 140 years, people and companies around the globe have placed their trust in TÜV Rheinland because of our history, reliability and long-standing reputation in the industry," said Gerhard Luebken, chief regional officer and president & CEO of TUV Rheinland North America Holding Inc., TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc. "We keep our focus on serving customers, achieving success and developing safe and sustainable solutions for the challenges of today's ever-changing markets."

TÜV Rheinland says its recent additions of railway and materials testing capabilities, combined with its already extensive in-house expertise, have made TÜV Rheinland a leading worldwide provider of such services.

TÜV Rheinland maintains a presence in 500 locations spanning 61 countries, employs 16,000 people and has an annual revenue of $1.9 billion.